The Importance of Phone Security

You do not need to give someone your telephone number these days for them to be able to call you. Due to the – unfortunately entirely legal – practice of companies sharing contact details for their customers, it is entirely possible that someone can call you without you ever having spoken to them before or given them your number in any way. Once they have it, however, they can be persistent even if you have made it absolutely clear that you have zero intention of speaking to them or listening to what they are saying.

The problem with this system, then, is that many of us get numerous calls at any given time from telemarketers or troublemakers, who we would not wish to encourage by speaking to them. Sometimes the person on the other end of the phone is not even a person – the wonders of marketing are such that it can be a recorded message informing you of a “wonderful opportunity” that you absolutely must listen to. Just about one hundred per cent of the time, this wonderful opportunity is nothing but a scam. It is one of the most pernicious developments of the modern day, a hugely annoying invention.

What can be done about this, when even answering the phone in the first place can be all the encouragement these people need? Yelling at them for five minutes about their invasion of your spare time will simply lead to them putting you down as a “Don’t Know”. Thanks to Reverse Phone Lookup, you can identify them and never hear from them again.

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