What You Need to Know to Protect Your Phone Privacy in 2020.
Updated: May 3
Here’s how to protect your phone privacy in 2020.
New technology has a way of making people nervous, especially if the benefits are not made clear early on. When number masking first came out, many people didn’t know how to use it or what it could be used for. The truth is, it is invaluable when it comes to protecting phone privacy.
At SpoofCard, we value phone privacy so much that we decided to create a service that helps to protect your phone number. We don’t mean to brag, but we do have some experience protecting our phone privacy so we can get more done over the phone.
In this post, we will cover why number masking is so valuable, and how it can be used to protect your phone privacy.
Caller ID Number Masking is designed to protect your phone privacy.
In today’s world, we typically associate receiving a masked or unknown number with spam, annoyance, and invasion of privacy. However, number masking can be used in many different circumstances to protect your cellular, landline, or work phone number from spammers. In a recent survey, roughly 30% of consumers nationwide stated they would prefer an alternative solution to the Do Not Call Registry to protect their phone number from abuse or misuse.
Number masking is the act of sending a number, other than the one you are calling from, to the telephone network. The receiver of your call will then see this number displayed, instead of your real number. Number masking is enormously valuable when protecting phone privacy, because it gives you full control over who you share your real caller ID with. Further, for those you don’t wish to share your personal phone number with, number masking gives you the power to still communicate with anyone you need to.
To ensure your phone number is not falling into the wrong hands, we’ve compiled a list of five key examples of how number masking can protect your phone privacy in everyday life.
Phone protection is important when calling businesses
What’s a sure-fire way to get harassed by telemarketers? Call a salesperson, real estate agent, car salesman, or contractor with your personal phone number. Using number masking when making such calls to businesses or sales representatives can help minimize the risk of receiving spam calls from them in the future. By calling from a secondary number, you can protect your phone’s privacy and ultimately reduce telemarketers’ ability to reach you.
Number masking increases your professionalism.
Number masking has numerous uses in a professional application. Law enforcement officials and private investigators who are tasked with finding suspects, persons of interest, or missing persons, frequently use SpoofCard to help locate these people.
Doctors and veterinarians also value our calling & texting. This is because number masking allows them to communicate important information to patients without granting direct access to their personal numbers. Other professionals, especially those who travel, use services such as SpoofCard because it gives them the ability to call clients from their cell phone, but display the caller ID of their office line instead.
Phone privacy is important when dating online.
When using an online dating website, masking your phone number for calls and texts is a smart move. This helps ensure your privacy is protected when you first get to know a new love interest. SpoofCard has helped thousands of online daters protect their privacy when first communicating with their love interests online.
By masking your phone number for calls or texts with SpoofCard, if your date or match turns out to be a creep, you remove the hassle of needing to change your phone number. Or worse, worry about being stalked!
Protecting your number helps when navigating personal or professional conflict.
Masked calls and texts can be used to manage tougher life situations and help solve conflicts. Calling from a masked number can help manage difficult business situations, relationship turmoil, and important family matters. Many masked call providers also offer services for “Ringless Voicemail.” This allows you to call a person’s voicemail directly and leave a message. This feature can be helpful when you need to deliver an important message but need to save time. It’s also been used to help avoid conflict when a phone call is necessary.
The high volume of spam that’s present in today’s environment has made it necessary to take extra steps to protect your number. SpoofCard helps make it easy to protect your phone number when both texting and making calls.