Prevent the unauthorized text enablement of local and toll-free numbers
Without their knowledge or consent, toll-free numbers are being hijacked and text-enabled. This scam is causing harm to both businesses and consumers.
Text Protect is the logical first step for any business that wants to text-enable their local and toll-free phone numbers. Texting is the preferred form of communication today. Read the full news release.
Prevents the Unauthorized Text Enablement of Business Phone Numbers
Text Protect prevents unauthorized text enablement of local and toll-free numbers, protecting businesses from fraud. It’s the logical first step for any business that wants to text-enable its local and toll-free phone numbers. Text Protect adds an additional security measure to protect businesses from hackers who will fraudulently represent your company. The basic protection includes automatic refusal of attempts to use phone numbers without the PIN provided during the enablement process.
“People prefer texting to phone communications in many, if not most instances,” Rafalko said. “If carriers don’t enable businesses to send and receive texts and automate those communications, there’s very little doubt that another business entity surely will.”
Somos Study Makes Shocking Discovery
More and more businesses are text-enabling their toll-free numbers. Over 80 percent of Americans text regularly; some 6 billion texts are sent every day. Toll-Free numbers can easily be text-enabled without the business owner’s consent or knowledge.
Somos and QSI Consulting, Inc. conducted a study only to discover how easily incoming texts could be ‘hijacked’ from the business owner to an unauthorized party.