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Improve Your Call Center Environment

A productive contact center takes time and effort to cultivate, but as productivity increases, so do your customer’s points of contact with ... >

10 Call Center Solutions Considerations

Despite the rise in popularity among different forms of communicating continuing to grow , the phone call remains the preferred method of ... >

How to Manage a Virtual Call Center

Every day, more and more businesses are making the transition to remote work.  The increased popularity of a remote-first environment is ... >

Call Center Productivity Tips

What Is Call Center Productivity? Contact centers are constantly looking to be more productive. Higher productivity translates to better ... >

Hiya Network Hits 200M Users!

We’re excited to share that the Hiya network has now surpassed more than 200 million users globally, enabling Hiya’s Branded Call and ... >

Call Center Matrix

Contact centers, like all businesses, are driven by performance. They can only succeed when everyone on the team understands how they are ... >

Top Healthcare Call Center Metrics

2020 put the healthcare industry front and center on the world stage. The global pandemic raised the world’s understanding of disease and ... >

What Are Sales Optimization Best Practices?

Optimizing your call performance strategy can be a difficult, arduous task--made even worse if your team is constantly hiring and training ... >

10 Essential Call Center Resources

Without a well-run call center, your company loses the ability to solve customer problems, get the answers to vital questions, and make ... >

Top Sales Initiatives to Accelerate Growth

It’s common for outbound call centers to experience a natural ebb and flow in growth from time to time. And it can be difficult for teams ... >

Insurance Call Center Best Practices

In the age of near-limitless insurance options, staffing an outbound insurance call center may seem like a difficult task. After all, even ... >

How Enhanced Caller ID Helps Your Contact Center

It doesn’t matter if you have the best information or most urgent alerts for your customers, they won’t pick up the phone if they don’t ... >

What Is the National Caller ID Name Database?

The hardest part of generating successful outbound calls is getting clients to actually pick up. In this day and age when the average ... >

Call Management Software

We live in an increasingly digital world, which means customers have more choices than ever before when it comes to communicating with ... >

Changing Your Outbound Caller ID

Have you ever tried calling your customer only to have your call ignored or declined because they suspected it was spam? Most people don’t ... >

5 Best Practices for Improving Business Caller ID

Consider the amount of calls that go ignored every day. For most people, it’s difficult to trust a number they don’t recognize. People ... >

The Fight Against Robocalls Reaches New Milestone

Bad calls are a nuisance for many smartphone users these days. In particular, Americans receive billions of robocalls daily—and that number ... >

Omnichannel Customer Engagement and Its Benefits

All industries and businesses are different, but delivering great customer service is one of the best ways to increase your chances of ... >

Creating an Omnichannel Customer Experience

Although everyone is different, many customers follow the same steps before making a purchase or contacting a business. In addition to ... >

What Is an Omnichannel Contact Center?

Although the global economic and social outlook is in a state of constant flux, contact centers remain one of the most important resources ... >

Beyond CNAM Caller Name Lookup

Gone are the days when outbound call centers would try to catch call recipients unaware. Today, federal regulations stipulate that call ... >

Medical Call Centers Best Practices

There’s nothing more important than one's own health and the health of loved ones. As such, outbound medical call centers (also called ... >

The Telegraph: Nuisance calls are on the rise in the UK

The new year has brought a new wave of nuisance calls to the UK as Britons have received more than 1.5 billion nuisance calls in 2021. The ... >

What Is TCPA Compliance?

Let’s face it—we all hate spam calls. But imagine it’s 1990; around 12:30 am, in the dead of night, you hear it—the dreaded ringing of the ... >

Why You Need Outbound Call Tracking Software

We live in a fast-paced world. To such a degree that businesses try to make tasks as simple, quick and efficient as possible. In their ... >

What Is SOC 2 Compliance?

With great data, comes great responsibility. When SOC 2 Compliance was introduced, it was in direct response to the growing need for ... >

Hiya nominated for GeekWire’s Workplace of the Year

Hiya is nominated for GeekWire’s Workplace of the Year award and our team would love your vote! Our team is honored to be recognized as one ... >

How to Optimize Your Call Center Scheduling

Here at Hiya, we recognize the unique challenges call centers face today. Let’s be real, few kindergarteners dream of becoming a call ... >

Spam Filters: What High Volume Callers Need to Know

Getting customers to pick up the phone is becoming increasingly more difficult, and part of this is due to the high number of spam calls. ... >

Hiya off to a fast start in the first quarter of 2021

Team Hiya hit the ground running in 2021. As we close out the first quarter, let’s take a look at what we’ve accomplished in the past three ... >

The Pain of Fraud Calls: 4 Insights for Healthcare Call ...

The voice channel has always played a critical role in healthcare communications among payers, providers, and patients. More often than ... >

Contact Center Automations: What Are They?

Working for a call center can get a bad rap. You often hear the same typical story… employees feel drained spending long hours on the phone ... >

4 Key Trends Every Financial Services Contact Center Should ...

In 2020, people became more accustomed to putting more physical distance between them for the sake of social distancing -- but this ... >

What Is a Robocall and How Do They Impact Your Business?

Unexpected and often unplanned for, random telephone calls throughout the day pull you and your employees away from vital tasks. But while ... >

How to Improve Your Call Center Conversion Rate

Converting people is a crucial component of an outbound call center for sales and marketing. Conversion rate is arguably the most important ... >

What Is Contact Rate and How Do You Improve It?

Contact centers thrive on data. Without industry metrics, it would be impossible for outbound call centers to find areas of improvement and ... >

Hiya named top startup employer in America by Forbes

Forbes recently released its annual list of the top startup employers in America and I’m so proud that Hiya took the No. 1 spot! We beat ... >

Tax Scams Reach Highest Point since Pandemic Began

With the opening of tax season last month, we’ve seen a massive increase in tax-related phone scams. Tax scam calls reached their highest ... >

Watch out, Hungary: Erste Bank scam!

Most of us in 2021 know that scammers, fraudsters and cheaters of all sorts can come at you at every corner, on every platform imaginable.  >

4 Benefits of Changing Your Outbound Caller ID

People tend to answer the phone every time, right? Well, that isn’t necessarily true. Answer rates are continuing to plummet, with 94% of ... >

STIR/SHAKEN: Does It Completely Reduce Illegal Call ...

Millions of Americans own different types of mobile phones and all of these people know that fraudulent calls are already a huge problem in ... >

How Call Tracking Can Benefit Your Business

Your company has just launched an advertising campaign with placements in magazines, billboards, and on the internet that encourage ... >

Hiya’s 2021 State of the Call report featured in USA Today, ...

We recently launched our 2021 State of the Call report, where we analyzed more than 150 billion calls and commissioned a third-party survey ... >

Caller ID Spoofing: How to Prevent Fraudulent Calls

Every company needs to protect its assets, including information about its employees as well as its customers. When most business owners ... >

What is a Spoofing Attack? Everything to Know About This ...

According to research from PwC, 47% of all companies have experienced some type of fraud in the last 24 months. Even when the company ... >

15 Key Call Center Metrics to Measure Outbound Call ...

With $2 trillion of commerce conducted over the phone annually, businesses have a lot riding on their ability to reach and connect with ... >

It’s official. Hiya has kicked off 2021

Hiyans from all three offices came together virtually in January to celebrate the achievements of 2020 and to get enthused for a promising ... >

Our 2021 State of the Call Report is Live!

Each year at Hiya, we dig into our data to spot the top trends on the voice call. And we make these insights available to you in our annual ... >

How to Stop Phone Spoofing of Your Business Numbers

In 2020, voice fraud generated almost $20 billion in losses in the US alone and this trend shows no signs of slowing down. Scammers and ... >

Second Round of Stimulus Checks Brings New Wave of Scams

As the U.S. Government sends out the second round of Economic Impact Payments as part of Coronavirus relief, fraudsters are capitalizing on ... >

Hiya Named One of Seattle’s Best Places to Work by Built In

Built In has named Hiya one of the best places to work in Seattle in 2021. Hiya ranked 25th on the list, and was also named to the best ... >

Hiya included on Business Insider’s list of startups ...

Hiya was included on Business Insider’s recently published list of the top startups pushing the remote work revolution forward into 2021. ... >

First Orion, Hiya and Transaction Network Services (TNS) ...

We are excited to announce a new website that streamlines the telephone number registration process for businesses, non-profits, first ... >

Hiya Lands its First European Carrier in New Partnership ...

We’re excited to announce our new partnership with Telenor Norway to strengthen the fight against fraud and nuisance calls. This ... >

Wangiri Scam Hits Europe

The world’s most prevalent phone scam shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, the popular Wangiri scam is expanding throughout Europe and ... >

Hiya Ranked 86th Fastest-Growing Company in North America ...

Today, Hiya was ranked the 86th fastest-growing company in North America on Deloitte’s 2020 Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 ... >

The Real Facts on the “Stay Home and Stay Safe” Robocall ...

A suspicious robocall campaign has hit the U.S. during the past three months, and today, on Election Day, it has attracted widespread ... >

Hiya and Samsung extend strategic partnership to 2025

We are excited to announce the extension of our strategic partnership with Samsung to 2025. We will continue to power Samsung Smart Call to ... >

Quantum Assurance increases answer and conversion rates ...

Connecting businesses with their customers is core to what we do and has become increasingly critical over the past several months. That’s ... >

Hiya Finds 2.1 Billion Spam Calls made in Canada in 2019; ...

Hiya, the industry leader in nuisance and scam call protection, has seen spam calls rise 49% since this time last year (January through ... >

CNN: Trump signs robo-call bill into law

President Donald Trump signed a bill on Monday that increases fines on criminal robocall violations and cracks down on companies making the ... >

Hiya Ranks in Built in Seattle’s Best Small Companies to ...

As we close out 2019, we are honored to end the year by being named Built In Seattle’s #3 pick in their “50 Best Small Companies” list and ... >

Hiya Partners with Pango to Protect Global Customers ...

Today, we are excited to announce a new partnership with the global security and privacy company Pango, as they add Hiya’s global fraud and ... >

Scammers Capitalizing on COVID-19: Hiya Sees Over 850% ...

Robocallers are capitalizing on the coronavirus pandemic, with phone scams tied to stimulus checks being sent by the U.S. government ... >

CBS Evening News: Number of robocalls soars in 2017

We spoke to CBS Evening News with Jeff Glor about how our data shows that robocalls made to consumers reached an all time high in 2017, ... >

Top Eight Reasons to Text vs. Call

Text messages: short, sweet, and efficient. While there are still times when a phone call is better than a text, there remain many ... >

Hiya Beefs up Business Development Team With Three Seasoned ...

Around the world, billions upon billions of mobile phone calls are made every single day, and yet the phone app has remained unchanged ... >

Hiya calls for industry standard to compare robocall ...

Global Wireless Solutions (GWS) and Hiya recently released the findings from a new study that assessed how well spam detection solution ... >

FCC Chairman Confirms Action Will Be Taken If Carriers Do ...

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai did not take kindly to the lack of effort carriers had shown in his request to implement “robust caller ID ... >

Hiya Finds Robocalls Increase by 1 Billion From Last Quarter

As the heat rises this summer, so are the number of robocalls! Increasing by a billion from last quarter, we most recently found that in ... >

Hiya raises $18 M in series A funding to fight robocalls

Today, Hiya announced that they received $18 million in a series A funding round to “pursue its business of helping carriers defend their ... >

Robocall Complaints Hit New Record in 2017

Despite all the efforts the FCC and FTC have made to try and stop the flood of robocalls coming through to consumers, Nasdaq has just ... >

Pennsylvania Health Plan Fooling Customers Across the Nation

In this day and age, people are becoming more health conscious and want to provide themselves with the best medical care they deserve. ... >

ZTE Integrates Hiya’s Spam-Blocking Technology into the ...

Receiving unwanted calls is pretty bad, but when you’ve been unexpectedly scammed by one, it’s even worse. As proactive as consumers have ... >

Phone Spoofing Bill Passed in House and Moves to Senate

It’s not a surprise that we’re constantly flooded with a number of scams, spams, and robocalls. What makes those calls even worse is when ... >

Scammers Should Be in the Slammer for Scamming Inmates

Scammers are at it again, but this time they’re killing two birds, or should we say jail birds with one stone! >

Cyber Criminals Unmasked: The Danger of Smishing Campaigns

The world around us changes constantly and so do our efforts in protecting our users from unwanted calls and text messages. As cyber ... >

Hiya launches network-level caller ID and call-blocking ...

In a Fierce Wireless exclusive, Hiya announces its newest service: Hiya Cloud. This is the first network-level solution for call management ... >

Samsung and T-Mobile Team Up with Hiya Against Robocalls

In the midst of the fight against robocalls, many companies are attempting to find solutions to prevent customers from becoming the next ... >

Industry and Government Join Efforts to Fight Unwanted Calls

Last week, Hiya was invited to attend the Do-Not-Call Law Enforcement Summit in Indiana. The summit was hosted by the nation’s Chief Spam ... >

Neighbor Scam Surges 15x in 2017, Imitates First Six Digits ...

In a recent attempt to trick consumers, reports of the Neighbor Spoofing Scam are increasing dramatically. Phone fraudsters are mimicking ... >

More Unknown Numbers? Block Them With Hiya

You may not realize it, or want to admit it, but mobile phones have become our lifelines. Today, your mobile phone does much more than make ... >

State of the Call Report: Americans Only Answer Half of All ...

As our phones continue to be inundated by robocalls, many people no longer want to pick up the phone at all. Unfortunately, this has led to ... >

Chinese Residents Beware, A Scam Is Targeting You By Last ...

According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) a phone scam targeting individuals with Chinese last names is spreading across the US. ... >

Auto Warranty Scam: Hit The Road Jack And Never Come Back…

If you’re like my boyfriend, the winter weather has your brain racking up all the repairs, maintenance, or upkeep you need to do, to make ... >

Scammers Target iPhone Craze

As you wait in line to get your hands on an iPhone 7, you kill time by scrolling through the App Store to see what newest app craze you’ve ... >

Taking A Deep Dive Into Scam Number Behavior

At Hiya, our Phone Reputation Service engine is constantly evaluating phone number behavior to sniff out the spammers and scammers. The ... >

Gotta Stop em’ All: Pokemon Go Scammers

When it comes to Pokemon Go, “if you wanna be the very best, like no one ever was, to catch Pokemon WAS your real test, but NOW to avoid ... >

Imposter Apps and How to Spot Them: Chronicles of App Store ...

Imitation is the highest form of flattery. If that’s true, we at Hiya should be thrilled to see so many apps in the App Store claiming to ... >

Stanley Kim and Geoff Entress Join the Hiya Team

Today, we are excited to announce the appointment of Stanley Kim to the position of Chief Operating Officer and Geoff Entress to the Board ... >

Hiya Supports City Year Seattle at Ripples of Hope Gala

A group of Hiyans dressed to the nines as they headed into the Westin in downtown Seattle to attend the City Year Seattle/King County ... >

How to Recognize the IRS and Gift Card Scam

No one thinks they will be the next phone scam victim. Additionally, no one thinks the next victim will be a college educated, 25-34 year ... >

Medicare Open-Enrollment is Open Season for Scammers

With the new year ahead of us, comes the season for health insurance open-enrollment, which has led to Medicare insurance scams. >

Hiya’s stance on user privacy (in light of recent news ...

At Hiya, we strongly believe that consumers’ personal information must be tightly safeguarded. In light of a recent news story, we feel the ... >

Meet Hiya Cloud: The Honey Badger of Phone Protection

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better… it has. For months now, Hiya has been working to build a service that can integrate ... >

Improve Build Times on Kubernetes-Based Jenkins with ...

Our Use Case An effective continuous integration system is a crucial component for fast-paced software development. At Hiya, we built our ... >

Planet Money #789: Robocall Invasion

Spam calls, we’ve all received them and we’ve all done our best to avoid them. Unfortunately, right when we though we’d found the best way ... >

Scammers Use Air Canada in Phoney Free Vacation Scam

You’ve just received a call claiming you’ve won a prize. Something’s different this time though: it sounds legitimate compared to the ... >

ZTE-Hiya Integration: Most Common Questions

Woohoo! It’s time to bring out the cake, pop some champagne, and celebrate! For what you may ask? Well, some of you may have already heard ... >

FCC to Combat Robocalls in 2019 With Proposal to Amend ...

Pushing forward to combat the scourge of robocalls in 2019, the FCC has made an announcement that they will be amending the Truth in Caller ... >

BBB research indicates scam victims are more like you than ...

When asked to describe the typical victim of phone scams, most people say the same thing: >

Hiya: Exploring Default Blocklist

Hiya! In this post, we’ll be exploring the default blocklist provided on the native Phone app. We’ll discuss how apps can access the ... >

Hiya Finds 86% Growth in Fraud and Nuisance Calls in the UK

Hiya, the industry leader in fraud and nuisance call protection, has seen significant growth in spam calls in the UK grow over the past ... >

WSB-TV: Fraudsters are using smartphones to empty your ...

Consumer Expert Clark Howard (@ClarkHoward) has one goal: to show you how to keep more of the money that you make. Sometimes that means ... >

ZTE Axon 7 Nougat update brings Daydream, Hiya Caller ID

As ZTE rolls out the Android 7.0 Nougat, many Axon 7 users in the U.S. will be satisfied with the updates and services they’ll be ... >

Hiya Receives 2018 AT&T Supplier Award for Call Protect

We are proud to announce that we’ve been awarded with AT&T’s 2018 Supplier Award for our outstanding performance and contribution in ... >

ZTE Partners with Hiya, Offering Fully Integrated Caller ID ...

Beginning today, ZTE USA Axon 7 users will have the power of Hiya built into their smartphone. Because smartphones should be smart, right? ... >

Clarification related to Hiya’s user permissions and ...

Yesterday, CNET and TechCrunch published articles claiming that some robocalling apps (including Hiya) send basic device data (e.g. OS ... >

Getting to know Hiya: Matt Hertogs, Software Engineering ...

Hi my name is Matt Hertogs and I am a software engineering lead on the Hiya Gateway Services team. I build and maintain highly available ... >

Thanksgiving Phone Scam: How to Dress Your LIVE Turkey

Happy Thanksgiving! If you’re like most, you’ve got the potatoes boiling, the aroma of pumpkin pie permeating every room, and the turkey ... >

Ajit Pai Appointed New FCC Chairman

Today, Ajit Pai has been announced as the new FCC Chairman. Before working in the telecom industry, I admittedly gave little thought to the ... >

Scammers Under Wraps Or Should We Say Car Wraps

We’ve got two words for you CAR ADVERTISEMENTS! They sure are an eyesore, but it makes you wonder, why would you want the likes of Redbull, ... >

Class Action Lawsuit Rewards Free Cruise Victims Up To $900

For all of you who’ve fallen victim to the free cruise scam, now is your time to take back what was rightfully yours, your hard earned cash! >

Phone Scams Around The World

No matter where you live, spammers will get the best of you. Hiya operates and is helping with the fight against spam, scam, and robocalls ... >

One Ring Scam Calls Make Their Way To Germany

As if we’d thought scammers had duped enough victims in the U.S., unfortunately they haven’t had enough as they’ve made their way to ... >

Samsung Galaxy S8 will have business search capability ...

For all you Galaxy S8 users, as if you thought you saw everything Hiya had to offer, it’s not quite over yet. Debuting on April 21, all S8 ... >

ZTE’s Axon 7 is now Daydream-ready, capable of identifying ...

In the words of Selena, the Queen of Tejano music, when you think of the Axon 7, you may have been “dreaming of you tonight” or should we ... >

Samsung Extends Hiya Partnership, Providing Samsung Places ...

Gone are the days where you’d have to hop into a third-party app to search for a great place for coffee or the nearest dry cleaners to get ... >

Free App Blocks Scammers From Calling You

If it weren’t for the number of IRS phones scammers and other phone scams targeting Americans not only during tax season but all year ... >

Political Spam Calls Increase by 3250% In Past Year

Political robocalls fall into two categories legal and illegal. Unfortunately, both types are still on the rise. From candidate mudslinging ... >

ZTE Axon 7 gain Daydream View support, Caller ID and call ...

For all you ZTE Axon 7 users, it’s time to celebrate the fact that you can now easily protect yourself from those pesky unwanted calls at ... >

Getting to know Hiya: Anna Ruh, HR Generalist

Hiya is dedicated to providing a better phone experience thanks to the diligent efforts of our talented team! As dedicated as we are in ... >

No, You’re Not Hard of Hearing, Beware of the “Can You Hear ...

Don’t get us wrong, sometimes when you get a call, you simply can’t hear the person on the other end of the line. This could be due to a ... >

How to Avoid Being Duped by the Student Loan Scam

For many current and former students, taking out a loan is the only way to pay for an education. According to the U.S. Department of ... >

U.S. Sentences 21 IRS Scammers to 20 Years

Last Friday, the United States Department of Justice announced that “21 members of a massive India-based fraud and money laundering ... >

FCC Proposes $37.5 Million Fine Against Company Spoofing ...

Robocall scammers have taken their schemes to another level. They are now using your mom, co-worker, or even a local neighbor’s phone ... >

How to Block Robocalls Once and For All

We’ve all been flooded with robo, scam and spam calls, but have you ever thought about how many calls are actually made per month? NBC’s ... >

Canada Joins U.S. in Fight Against Robocalls

Update – Government of Canada announced on Nov. 17: >

You’re A Mean One Mr. Grinch…Or Should We Say Holiday ...

Thanksgiving may be over, but just because you put away your “Thanksgiving pants,” doesn’t mean you shouldn’t prepare yourself for the next ... >

US Spam Grew 108% in 2019 as Anti-Robocall Bill Moves to ...

Today Hiya released findings showing that as spam calls steadily rise, Americans continue to let their phone ring through to voicemail. The ... >

Galaxy S8 gets local business search inside the native ...

To all you Samsung smartphone users, when it’s time to find a place to eat, drop off your dry cleaning, or even book a haircut, what’s your ... >

The Perks of Hiya: iOS vs. Android

Life would be a lot easier if apps would function the same way on every type of phone, but unfortunately that’s not the case for some. From ... >

Scammers Now Pose As Social Security Administration During ...

If you thought you dodged the IRS scam this season, think again! Scammers are no longer disguising themselves as IRS agents but now have a ... >

Wells Fargo Targeted By Nationwide Scam

For all of you who bank with Wells Fargo, if you receive an unexpected robocall informing you that Wells Fargo has put a hold on your ... >

Hiya Named A Built In Seattle Best Place to Work in 2019

We’re excited to announce that Hiya has been awarded the 2019 Best Places to Work Award by Built in Seattle. Out of 2,000 companies under ... >

4 Warning Signs of a Jamaican Lottery Scam and its Victim

Most of us can say that we have a pretty good sense of judgment when it comes to avoiding being duped into some crazy scheme, but can you ... >

Hiya and Samsung Turn the Phone Dialer Into a Local Search ...

The Galaxy Note 8 (including Galaxy S7, Galaxy S8 and all A-Series and J-Series devices) will be coming out with a new local search service ... >

Show me the Data: A Look at September 2016

Scam calls. They’re everywhere. It’s one thing to receive an average of 4.5 spam calls every month, but it’s another thing to see how large ... >

3 apps to block annoying callers

As the proclaimed “America’s Digital Goddess”, Kim Komando certainly knows her fair share about technology. Kim Komando is the host of a ... >

Scam Victims: Here’s How You Can Claim $500 for Unwanted ...

Who thought being scammed would pay off…six years later! For anyone who fell for the vacation scam, specifically taking a short survey for ... >

Spam and Fraud Calls Spike 700% in Minnesota

As scam and fraud calls continue to victimize residents across the country, Hiya has decided to do our due diligence by providing a weekly ... >

“Stop Calling Me!” Get on the National Do Not Call Registry

Ever gotten a call from a telemarketer? If you answered no, I’d love to know your secret, but in reality, we’ve all been there and we can ... >

Hiya Welcomes Chris Reiner as new VP of Business Development

We’d like to give a warm welcome to Chris Reiner, Hiya’s newly appointed Vice President of Business Development. With 20 years of ... >

For-Profit Company Dupes Consumers in Trash Bag Charity Scam

If we were to ask you how much you think a box of trash bags would be, what would you guess? $5? Or if there’s some special feature (i.e. ... >

SIM Swap Scam, A Modern Day Threat

In this day and age, the average person is surrounded by cyber, phone and online threats. While having the opportunity to handle all ... >

How-To Prevent Robocalls and Spam on Your iPhone

To all you iPhone users, say good-bye to spammers and hello to automatically blocking the calls you want to avoid! Thanks to the new ... >

Prank Phone Calls in the Time Before Caller ID

1997. Three thirteen year old girls all huddled around a telephone, waiting with baited breath. Would my crush answer the call? “Hello?” ... >

How to block unwanted calls on iOS, Android, and Windows ...

As often as we get unwanted calls claiming we’ve won a “free cruise,” or if we were to take a survey we’ll receive vouchers for a vacation, ... >

How to prevent your number from being ‘spoofed’ by scammers

Scam callers have been hitting Tennessee citizens hard with spoofing, and have pushed Tennessee’s Governor, Bill Haslam, to sign a new law ... >

A Review of Robocalls and SMS Spam

Robots are getting pretty crafty these days, so crafty that they’ve got phone scamming down. While it’s pretty entertaining to picture an ... >

Hiya Ranks in Seattle Business Magazine’s 100 Best ...

Last night, Hiya attended Seattle Business magazine’s 30th annual 100 Best Companies to Work for awards dinner at the Washington State ... >

What happened in the year Caller ID began (1976)

1976: A gallon of gas costs $0.59. Polyester, platform shoes, and velvet blazers reign king. Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak form Apple ... >

iPhone iOS 10 Update Features: 15 Tips, Tricks and Tweaks

Pssssst….if you didn’t already know, we’ve got the inside scoop on how you can make your iPhone experience with the new release of  iOS 10 ... >

Consumer Reports’ Spam Findings Rank Hiya-Powered T-Mobile ...

In the midst of the FCC Strike Force’s plan to find solutions against robocalls, T-Mobile’s Name ID (powered by Hiya), has stood out ... >

Nuisance Calls in the U.K.: Top Ten Area Codes

Would it surprise you to learn that nuisance calls in the U.K. have surpassed those in the U.S.? What if I told you that the U.K. has the ... >

The Price You Pay to be on Top: Google Listing Scam

Being on the A-list for a hot new club is the equivalent to being at the top of Google’s search list for businesses. Just as we can ... >

Hiya, a Whitepages spinout, nabs $18M for its smart caller ...

After spinning out of Whitepages a year ago, Hiya announced today their first round of funding to help grow their business globally. >

New Jersey Scam Calls Spike over 500% Due to Amazon Job ...

Targeting New Jersey residents with promises of Amazon stay-at-home jobs and chronic pain remedies, scammers will say just about anything ... >

Hiya FAQ: Most Common Questions (Android)

Did you know that there are over 4,000 different Android devices on the market today? While Android’s open platform for developers has made ... >

Since When Did PCH Start Calling Versus Knocking?

We’ve all wished it before: you get that knock on the door and hope, just this once, that you’ll find an oversized check for $500,000,000 ... >

How to Detect A “Lucky Winner” Scam Before You Become The ...

Your phone rings, you pick up, and before you can put down your ham sandwich and register what’s going on, you’re told that you’ve just won ... >

Robocalls Make Their Way Around The World, Growing by 325% ...

Robocalls are making their way around the world! In Hiya’s first Global Robocall Radar Report, we’ve estimated that global spam calls have ... >

Three New Ways Scammers Are Tricking You

We’ve all been warned of the number of things scammers will do to make us fall victim to their latest schemes. As we learn, we adapt and ... >

Scam Tactic of the Year: The Neighbor Scam

A new phone scam tactic called the “Neighbor Scam” has emerged in recent months, and according to our data, it has surged 750% since the ... >

5 Things to Look for in a Caller ID App

We’ve all been guilty of clogging up our smartphones with apps. But over time, some people have learned to limit the number of apps they ... >

Health and Human Services Hotline Targeted in Grant Scam

If you look at your caller ID and see that you’re receiving a call from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Hotline, be ... >

Scammers find news ways to trick South Dakotans into ...

According to the South Dakota Better Business Bureau, telemarketers are flooding South Dakotans’ phones and what makes matters worse is ... >

“Scam Utility Calls” on the rise in 717 area code

Named eighth out of the “Top 10 U.S. Cities Targeted by the Utility Scam”, Harrisburg’s WGAL News 8, warns residents of the growing scam in ... >

Hiya Collaborates with Xfinity Mobile to Thwart Mobile ...

Today, we are excited to announce that we are collaborating with Comcast to help protect Xfinity Mobile customers from unwanted nuisance ... >

Massachusetts See 500% Surge in Social Security, Apple ...

As scam and fraud calls continue to victimize residents across the country, Hiya has decided to do our due diligence by providing a weekly ... >

Amazon Customer Service Scam Grows 94% in Washington State ...

Amazon Headquarters may be located in Seattle, but it definitely doesn’t give Washington state immunity from falling victim to the Amazon ... >

How to Block Spam Phone Calls in iOS 10

If unwanted calls annoy you like no other, you’re not alone. The growing number of telemarketers and scammers has become ridiculous and in ... >

Scammers Steal T-Mobile Phone Numbers to Swipe Funds

Calling all T-Mobile customers, if you’ve received email notifications from your bank telling you that your transactions have been ... >

Hotel Phone Scam Targeting Vacationers Around The World

You’ve packed your bags, you’re making your way to your vacation destination and when you get to your hotel, all you can think about is ... >

Neighbor Scam Grows Dramatically in 2018; Scammers Evolve ...

The Neighbor Spoofing Scam is a tactic phone fraudsters use to mimic (also known as spoofing) the first six digits of a user’s phone number ... >

What Companies Need to Know About Neighbor Spoofing

You’ve likely already been the target of a neighbor spoofing call — you just might not know it. This clever little trick has been on the ... >

Police Scam: Is There Really A Warrant Out For My Arrest?!

From the likes of Washington to Kansas and even all the way to Florida, no state in the U.S. has been an exception to the “Police ... >

Summer Sends Kansas Flood of Unwanted Calls, Keeps Rising ...

This past summer, Hiya noticed a drastic jump in fraudulent and spam calls in a number of area codes in Kansas. Unfortunately, the increase ... >

Scammers Offer Amazon Job That’s Too Good To Be True

You found the ideal job, working from home, making thousands a dollars a month, and and doing it all for one of the world’s most valuable ... >

Hiya’s best practices around Kafka consistency and ...

Introduction Apache Kafka’s distributed, durable, and high-throughput nature makes it a natural fit for streaming many types of data. Hiya ... >

Hiya Collaborates With Charter to Protect Spectrum Mobile ...

Today, we are proud to announce our collaboration with Charter Communications to provide Hiya’s free anti-spam app to its Spectrum Mobile ... >

How to install two of the best call blocking apps for iOS 10

Right at the top of TechRepublic’s list of best call blocking apps for iOS 10, Hiya has been named the “go-to free call blocking app for ... >

Extra! Extra! You’ll Want To Read About The Newspaper ...

As much as I hate to admit it, newspapers are a dying breed. However, thanks to a number of individuals who still like the feeling of ... >

Wangiri (One Ring) Scam Grows 98% in Q1

Hiya along with the FCC, is warning consumers not to fall victim to the latest phone scam, the Wangiri (also known as the one ring) scam, ... >

GoDaddy SmartLine Users Now Have Protection From Spam Calls ...

GoDaddy, the company that empowers everyday entrepreneurs, today launched the Spam Call Filter in GoDaddy’s SmartLine mobile app, a feature ... >

Six Arguments for the Good Old Fashioned Phone Call vs. ...

In a recent report pulled by Deloitte, 31% of mobile users in the UK don’t make any traditional phone calls in a week. Not ... >

How the Canadian Air Duct Cleaning Scam Works

It may be in the morning, afternoon or even during dinner, but Canadians can’t get through a day without hearing from an Air Duct Cleaning ... >

Empty Promises of Chronic Pain Cures Target New York ...

Whether it be back, leg, shoulder, or anything that is chronically painful, be on guard! Scammers are targeting New York residents claiming ... >

Canada’s Mobile Phone Fraud up 66% since January

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is stepping forward and demanding a solution against robocalls by ... >

Massachusetts Continues to See 500% Growth in Spam & ...

Here is this week’s top area code targeted by unwanted callers, the top cities affected, the growth in spam and fraud calls and the three ... >

Growth in Unwanted Calls Strikes in Nevada and Massachusetts

This week we’re not bringing you one but two area codes that have been targeted by fraud and nuisance calls in the U.S. >

Consumers Beware: “One-Ring Scam” Makes a Big Come Back in ...

For years, the Wangiri scam, Japanese for ‘one ring and drop’ has been preying on unknowing mobile victims, enticing them to call back ... >

But They Said I Won A Cruise?! |How You Know Your Free ...

When I first got the call that we had “WON A FREE TRIP OF YOUR CHOICE!,” I hate to admit it now, but I was already duped at “free.”   >

Hiya for iPhone: What Makes us Better than the Rest

The Day of the iPhone has arrived. The day of development, that is. For the first time, Apple is giving third-party developers access to ... >

What You Should Know About Hiya Premium for iOS

Hiya Premium is our new subscription service that complements our free offering without taking away the core free features that our users ... >

Best Caller ID App to Filter or Block Spam Phone Calls: ...

There are a number of apps out there who attempt to block those annoying robocalls that you’re constantly receiving. But the two popular ... >

Scammers Cost Tax Payers Thousands with Free Medicare Brace ...

Nothing in life is free, especially if you receive an offer for a free medical brace from Medicare. Targeting vulnerable senior citizens, ... >

Hiya Powers Today’s Best Solution to Protect Against ...

As unwanted call traffic levels reach new highs, the need for effective call protection services is greater than ever. Hiya is proud to ... >

Human Evolution and the Transformation of Phones

The smartphones we possess today have come a long way from the first rendition of the telephone back in 1876 when Alexander Graham ... >

The Best Caller ID Apps for Android to Screen Your Calls

From a persistent credit card company, to a clingy ex, to an overly attached salesman, Billa from Joy of Android has named Hiya one of the ... >

Declining Scam Of 2017: Free Cruise Scam

All it takes is the word FREE, and scammers know they’ve got their victims right where they want them. But as much as they’ve used this ... >

Amazon Makes Phone Calls? Think again…

With over 300 million customer accounts for the picking, it’s not a surprise that scammers have been targeting Amazon sellers and customers. >

Texas Targeted Once More, Seeing 700% Increase in Fraud and ...

Texas just can’t get a break when it comes to being victimized by unwanted callers. Things may have simmered down since their 1200% spike ... >

How to Block Spam Calls on your iPhone with Hiya

You can finally identify and block spam calls on your iPhone. Finally!!! Apple’s been a bit behind the curve for some time now, but not any ... >

Hiya FAQ: Most Common Questions (iOS)

You’ve got questions? We’ve got answers. Here at Hiya, we get a lot of the same questions from our users so we figured, why not hit the ... >

The Top Ten Spam Area Codes in the U.S.

Try as we might, Americans just can’t get away from the annoying spam and call scams ringing through to our phones. While we’ve covered ... >

How to Avoid the IRS Phone Scam

Let’s be honest, it’s all about the Benjamins. Whether you’re getting them or giving them, it’s all Benjamins all the time. ... >

Most Consistent Scam of the Year: Utility Scam

Fraudsters have been taking advantage of rising electricity bills to prey on consumers by stealing personal and financial information. ... >

Hiya Reveals Most Common Types of Phone Scams in Charlotte ...

WHO: Charlotte residents and folks with a 980 area code, have you been receiving a lot of scam calls recently? If you have, you’re not ... >

Hiya Premium Providing More Value To the Phone Experience

Spam and scam detection are at the heart of what we do at Hiya, and our primary focus is to provide this service to as many users possible ... >

Whitepages focuses on caller-ID app with startup Hiya

Seattle Times announced online people-search company Whitepages recent spin-off, Hiya! Previously Whitepages CallerID, Whitepages founder ... >

Caller ID Displays Throughout the Ages

Do you ever think about what you’d do without caller ID? Would you ever answer the phone without knowing who was calling? Aside from the ... >

Unwanted Calls Explained: Scam Numbers vs. Spam Risk Calls

Spam and scam—two words that look and sound quite similar. To many people, scam and spam are synonymous with “trouble.” Here at Hiya, we ... >

Three Scams to Avoid Being Had On Craigslist

In this day and age, it’s a rarity to find someone paying full price or settling for the first offer they find. Gone are the days where we ... >

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Hiya Launches Hiya Connect To Help Businesses Improve ...

Today, Hiya announced a new product that allows businesses to provide meaningful context into their calls to mobile customers. Featuring ... >

FCC Proposes New Rules That May Be Solution to Stopping ...

We've heard about the fight against robocalls since last July when the Robocall Strike Force was first established. Thankfully, the force's ... >
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