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SEO Telephone Scams Targeting Businesses

Consumers aren’t the only ones who suffer robocalls from telemarketers. Business owners get their fair share of scam robocalls from telemarketers as well. One strategy, in particular that telemarketers are using, targets business owners in one area they probably already feel uncomfortable about—Search Engine Optimization. Known as SEO, most business owners know they need it […]

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Tracking Down Telemarketers from Unwanted Calls

If you’re being harassed by telemarketers or debt collectors who may be violating your rights guaranteed in the TCPA, you have the option to take legal action against the offending callers. Protection for consumers reigns supreme when it comes to harassing calls and there are laws that prevent telemarketers and debt collectors from calling you […]

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Weekly Worst: 757-512-5018, 216-539-0107, 714-134-4576

Last week, users reported the most unwanted calls from 757-512-5018, 216-539-0107, and 714-134-4576. If you’re searching for who’s calling you from one of these numbers, look no further. We’ve got the scoop on who these numbers belong to and why they’re calling you. Top Debt Collector: 757-512-5018 Portfolio Recovery Associates is one of a few […]

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Weekly Worst: 877-236-5791, 800-515-3807, and 323-366-8520

Did you receive calls last week from 877-236-5791, 800-515-3807, or 323-366-8520? If so, you weren’t alone. These three phone numbers were included in our top user reported complaints against unwanted phone calls in the third week of July. These phone numbers hit a lot of consumers with calls and PrivacyStar users looked up, blocked, or […]

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The Call of the Cruise Liner

Ever answered a call from a number you didn’t recognize only to hear the blare of a cruise liner horn in your ear? It’s one of the most annoying telemarketing robocalls out there, but also one of the most popular. Calls like these border on potentially illegal telemarketing techniques designed to get you to give […]

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Watch Out for Debt Payment Fees

You might be paying illegal high processing or convenience fees when paying off your debt if you don’t question the extra charges. Even if debt collectors insist they’re necessary, fees or extra interest might not be legal. The FTC recently cracked down on one major debt collection agency that illegally forced debtors to pay extra […]

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Weekly Worst: 757-275-8991, 417-800-2538, 401-648-9484

We’re at the height of summer and temperatures are starting to rise across the country, but that doesn’t mean your phone should be heating up with action from unwanted calls. This week’s worst offenders reported by our users are 757-275-8991, 417-800-2538, and 401-648-9484. Consumers that received calls from these three numbers typically didn’t receive just one […]

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Home Security Scam Calls

“The FBI reports that there is a home break in every 15 seconds.” Have you ever answered the phone only to hear this recording? It’s reportedly one of the most popular home security scam calls. The robocall goes on to describe that you have been selected to try a free home security system or receive […]

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