“Cell phone users have the right to protect themselves from unwanted calls,” said Alex Algard, founder and CEO of Whitepages. “Starting today, we’re giving Apple users access to our database of over 600 million phone numbers, user-generated feedback on spam, and round-the-clock tracking of new and pre-existing phone scams. It’s all about giving people the necessary information to protect themselves.”
You may not even think about the above statement when you pull your smartphone to out make a call, send a text or check your email, but it’s true. Mobile device users need to be aware and protect their devices and themselves and Whitepages is here to help and help in a big way.
The new Whitepages ID for iOS protects iPhone users from those pesky spam calls. Users can also see who a missed call is from and decide whether it merits a return call. If you haven’t noticed or heard, phone scams and the like, are at an all-time high. That makes having the Whitepages ID app even more important.
“Bringing Whitepages ID to the iPhone community comes at a time when phone scams and spam calls are at an all-time high in the US. Most scammers change their numbers all the time and this app provides real-time updates so users always have the most up-to-date protection. A static Blocked list, as Apple provided as part of the iOS software, is not protecting users from ever changing phone scams,” states Jan Volzke, VP of Reputation Services at Whitepages.
With this app, Whitepages has done all the work for device users. Whitepages has and is tracking 308 million phone numbers and has detected 11.3 million calls and texts engaged in spam or fraudulent activities. What all is this hard work shows is that Whitepages is committed to protecting citizens from phone scams.
Per Whitepages, features of Whitepages ID include: Fast Reverse Phone Lookup, where users can look up recent calls from unknown numbers, for free! The “Spam-Check Dialer” is an in-app dialer to call unknown numbers and ensure you’re not dialing a spammer or scammer. Whitepages ID will alert you if the number you are calling is a known spam threat. A “blacklist” of no-call numbers will also be created and stored in your phone.
This is a “must have” app for anyone in your family that might be susceptible to phone scams or may not be the most experienced when it comes to using a smartphone. The Whitepages are all about safety and their new app proves it to the masses.
Download the Whitepages ID app in the Apple App Store here. The Whitepages website pulls in 55 million hits per month and contains information on 250 million people. To learn more, visit about.whitepages.com.