Company Seeks to End 'Robocalls' After Spam Calls Increased 325% Last Year

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February 28, 2019Feb 28, 2019

The world of technology has vastly changed in the last few years. We have become increasingly dependent upon our cell phones and most people have their phones with them around the clock.

For many, this means they have dealt with frustrating robocalls. The calls seem to keep coming no matter what you do. Even if you block the number, the scammers use another number to contact you the next time.

Now, one company is trying to put a stop to the madness. Their mission is to bring back security and confidence to people so that when you answer your phone you aren't worried about it being a robocall.

"As spam calls continue to skyrocket globally, the demand for protection from unwanted phone calls has increased drastically," said Alex Algard, CEO of Hiya, in a statement.

"By combining industry-leading call spam detection with a solution that ensures calls from legitimate businesses are properly identified, it's our mission to make sure everyone across the world can confidently answer their phone again," he added.

Hiya analyzes 12 billion calls taking place on a monthly basis. They use an algorithm to figure out if the calls are unwanted due to being a robocall. As they continue to develop their technology, they may soon find a cure for the robocall epidemic.

"Regulators are taking notice of rising consumer complaints, and companies such as T-Mobile and Verizon are taking steps to prevent robocalls and flag them for customers," reported Fox News.

Overall, spam calls are on the rise. However, groups like Hiya are actively working to combat their annoying occurrence.

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