PHILADELPHIA, May 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The FTC recently reported that Americans lost almost $575 million last year due to phone fraud. And the problem is getting worse - this consumer protection agency has been inundated with complaints, seeing a 110% increase in phone fraud cases in the past two years.
This is a problem across the nation, and Pennsylvania is no exception:
- Chester County residents have recently warned of multiple jury duty scams in their area.
- Delaware County residents have seen scammers pretending to be from the U.S. Treasury.
- Sea Isle City residents have been targeted by scammers purporting to be from the IRS and demanding money.
One company is on a mission to fight the rising tide of unwanted and unknown calls: CallerSmart.
CallerSmart helps users fight phone fraud by solving the iPhone's caller ID problem. One of the most highly-rated apps on the App Store with over 900 positive reviews, they've been featured by Huffington Post, Inc. Mashable, Entrepreneur, and more. BuzzFeed dubbed them "turnt up caller ID" thanks to their innovative solution which combats telephone scams and other unknown, dangerous calls and texts.
Recently, CallerSmart launched a statewide "Hall of Shame" to highlight the worst spammers and scammers in Pennsylvania.
See here for more details - https://www.callersmart.com/PA#/hall-of-shame
Company founder Brian David Crane commented:
"Phone fraud plagues the most vulnerable Americans because scammers target seniors, students with loans, recent immigrants, and others who are financially strained with their high-pressure tactics. Sadly, these tactics work - we are seeing a huge rise in spam and scam type phone calls. Beyond the loss of money, victims of phone fraud also report being embarrassed that they fell for the scammers tricks. This is why we created CallerSmart's 'Hall of Shame,' as a place to help our users identify potential phone scams so they won't be the next victim, and warn others in our community about numbers which scammers are using."
About the company
CallerSmart is a collaborative U.S phone book. The app currently has over 500,000 active users, 450 five star reviews on the App Store, and has been featured on Mashable, Huffington Post, Inc, Buzzfeed, The Next Web, and more!
If you would like more information about the new CallerSmart Hall of Shame feature, please contact Katie Boudreau at (604) 670-2260 or email.
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SOURCE CallerSmart, Inc