As technology advances, the risk of being scammed or targeted with spam sales calls and text messages increases.
We all know the feeling of receiving an unsolicited sales call or text message. Whether it’s a friendly voice on the other end or a robotic one, it can be annoying and time-consuming.
While some people can easily recognize a fraud call or text message, for others, such as the elderly, it can be more difficult.
Knowing the signs of a scam and how to protect yourself and your loved ones from these malicious attempts to access your personal information is very important. Fortunately, eSTAR’s new mobile phones can help you recognize and protect yourself from spam sales calls and text messages.
Phone fraud, whether by call or text message, is growing and becoming a huge problem. With the advance of automation and bots, we know that the number and damage of spam calls and text messages are significant. However, we have discovered some studies proving that the problem is greater than we imagined. (Data from the U.S. market).
First, let’s look at what spam sales calls are. Spam sales calls are automated calls from companies trying to sell you something. These calls often come in robocalls, allowing companies to reach out to thousands of people at once. People receiving these calls often feel harassed, as this messaging is intrusive and unwelcome.
The same thing happens with spam texts. These are unwanted texts sent to you by companies trying to sell you something, often using the same technique as the spam sales call.
You can protect yourself from them now that you know what they are.
At eSTAR, we are committed to helping our customers stay safe by identifying and responding to spam calls and text messages. As the number of spam text messages continues to rise, everyone must be aware of the potential risks of falling victim to a scam. However, it can be especially challenging for older people to spot the signs of a scammer due to their lack of familiarity with modern technology. Therefore, seniors must be extra protected.
With that in mind, eSTARs new batch of feature phones has a new function, focusing on protecting the elderly and the less digitally literate.
You must enter your contacts in your phone book and then switch on the function “Reject unknown callers” in the Security menu. That’s it. Now only the people from your contacts can reach out to you. Any unknown number will be rejected, and you will remain saved and unbothered.
This feature helps older people to avoid being spammed by call centers offering to buy something or to prevent scammers from reaching them. In the eSTAR assortment, you can find a wide variety of phones with this helpful feature, such as the eSTAR X35, X28, X18, and S20. Also, our newest model ROCK rugged phone will also come with this feature in 2023.
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