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Protecting Older Americans From A Horrible Scam

Romance Scams
Huge numbers of older Americans, often alone after the loss of a spouse, are using the Internet to make new connections. Online dating sites are a wonderful way to bring happiness to lonely people, but others have turned them into a particularly nasty scam that preys on one of the most vulnerable segments of our population. Continue Reading This Article

An Inside Look At TrapCall

When I first started working at TrapCall, over 5 years ago, I remember the pride I would feel each day I arrived. I couldn’t believe that I was given the chance to work for such an amazing company. To this day, that love for the company I work for and the people I work with, still remains strong. For some of us, TrapCall is the one constant we can rely on. You might find it odd that I feel this way about a job, but you see, it’s so much more than that.

Here at TrapCall, we’re a family. Continue Reading This Article

I Ain’t Afraid Of No Ghost – TrapCall’s Role In Relationship Ghosting

This week social media has been abuzz thanks to a recent New York Times piece about ghosting – a new term for the ancient art of ending a romantic relationship by simply disappearing rather than informing the other party that you’ve decided to move on.  Continue Reading This Article

Good News, Bad News, And More Good News

No one wakes up in the morning and wonders, “will I be swindled out of $10,000 today?” If people spent their time worrying about all the possible bad things that could happen, they might never get out of bed. But a piece of good news reminds us of just the kind of risk that people should think about, the kind that can cost a person thousands of dollars. It involves two things people tend to have some trust in: your phone and the IRS.  Continue Reading This Article

$229,500 Fine For Robocall Abuse Highlights Bigger Issue

It’s bad enough when you answer a call with a blocked Caller ID and a human is on the other end. Answering a call to find a recording on the line, however, adds insult to injury.

How can it be worse? What about when the recording is late at night, or bugging you about something that has nothing to do with you? Continue Reading This Article

Outfox The Scammers: Protecting Company Phones Is Critical to Data Security

Financial institutions spare no expense when it comes to protecting their data. That’s because they know that hackers and criminals are constantly looking for ways to get inside companies to sabotage systems, access private data, or steal money. Not surprisingly, the global market for computer security is expected to jump to over $170 billion a year by 2020Continue Reading This Article

Our Goal Is To Be Awesome, So We’ve Expanded Customer Support Hours

We are passionate about customer success. We want every interaction you have with TrapCall to be a great experience. A big part of that is giving you quick, easy access to our incredible support team. We’ve recruited talented new members to this support team, and have added 4 additional hours of support every week day, and 18 new support hours each weekend. Continue Reading This Article

TrapCall For iOS 8 & A Reminder To Reactivate TrapCall On Your New iPhone

Apple’s iOS 8 update is here! They’re touting it as “The biggest iOS release ever” and we’re definitely excited to take advantage of all the new developer features it has to offer.

If you’re upgrading to one of the new iPhone 6 models, or just updating your current iPhone to iOS 8, the TrapCall app will be there once you restore from iCloud. However, it is important to note that you should reprogram your phone to ensure that all blocked “No Caller ID” calls you receive are forwarding to us to unmask and show you who’s calling. Continue Reading This Article

Working For The Greater Good

Whether you’re watching the local news or reading app reviews, you may notice that sometimes the bad is more vocal than the good. TrapCall has been helping people unmask blocked calls and gain peace of mind since 2009. Lending our services to The Center for Search and Investigation (CFSI) for missing children is confirmation that what we do really makes a difference. Over the last year, CFSI has helped locate more than 200 missing children and get them back to their families. It warms our hearts to know that TrapCall was a tool in assisting their investigations and impacting so many lives. Continue Reading This Article

A Note About iOS 7’s “No Caller ID” Calls

If you’re one of the 80% of iPhone users who are now using iOS 7, you may have noticed a big change with the way incoming “Blocked” and “Restricted” calls are now displayed on your phone. For some unknown reason, Apple has decided to change the wording on the screen when you receive a “Blocked” call from simply “Blocked” to “No Caller ID.”

Why the heck would Apple go and mess with such a simple thing in iOS 7, that was perfectly clear previously, and make it more confusing? Your guess is as good as ours.  Continue Reading This Article