|By PR Newswire||
|March 13, 2014 02:07 PM EDT||
CONWAY, Ark., March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today PrivacyStar™ announces the launch of its free service that enables users to lookup a phone number and receive detailed, real-time information about unknown callers. The web-based service includes detailed information compiled by millions of PrivacyStar users for call blocks, number lookups and complaints against unwanted callers by the millions of PrivacyStar users.
Last year over 100 billion spam calls were made, many of which were done so illegally. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reports that unwanted telemarketing calls and texts are among the top three consumer complaints received.
The new PrivacyStar service addresses this growing issue by providing updated caller profiles that leverage the vast PrivacyStar network. The site was created to educate and inform consumers about their rights and how to take action, by filing complaints with the FTC. The service also provides a clear understanding of who is calling, and more importantly, why they might be calling.
"PrivacyStar has evolved from an industry-first solution to block unwanted calls and texts to being a dynamic source of both information and protection," said Jonathan Sasse, CMO of PrivacyStar. "The most frequent way scammers approached consumers last year was through the telephone and PrivacyStar provides consumers with a tool to protect themselves and let them know who's got their number."
The new PrivacyStar website offers a comprehensive view of information that is not available anywhere else. The new site will expose company names, locations, associated phone numbers and current PrivacyStar user feedback; all completely free to the consumer. PrivacyStar aims to give consumers the information to educate themselves as well as the tools to protect themselves from scammers and harassing telemarketers.
- File a Complaint – File a compliant directly to the FTC against illegal callers
- Take Action – PrivacyStar helps to connect users to free information on how to protect themselves and what they can do when their rights have been violated, including applications for their mobile phones
- Activity Dashboard – Quickly view information on look-ups, blocks and complaints for phone numbers over a detailed timeline
- Detailed Complaint Profile – Easily learn what the caller's most common user complaints are
- Call Blocks and Look Up Events – View real-time lookup and complaint activity for phone numbers as they happen
Pricing and Availability
The PrivacyStar web service is available now for free, mobile applications for Android and iPhone are also currently available. All can be found today by visiting www.PrivacyStar.com.
Founded in 2008, PrivacyStar is the only service to include real-time caller ID, unlimited call and text blocking as well the ability to report abusive calls and texts directly to federal agencies. PrivacyStar has blocked over 100 million calls and filed over 500,000 complaints directly with the Federal Trade Commission for Do Not Call and Fair Debt Collections Practices Act violations on behalf of our customers.
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