Clever Dialer ist now available for Amazon’s Echo devices The Clever Dialer family has a new member. The popular Clever Dialer spam detection and caller identification is now available as an Alexa Skill for all Echo devices. How does Clever Dialer’s new reverse search skill work? It is not always possible to use the handy Clever Dialer Android app to get information about a caller. Maybe you don’t have an Android phone or the call came in on a landline phone or you just need to look up a number you got from someone else. In such cases the Clever Dialer Alexa skill is exactly what you need. Just start the skill and say the number you need more information about. The skill searches through the databases of Clever Dialer and it’s partners to find details about it. Alexa reads the result to you. If you have a device with
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Phone Scam What is it? Phone scam is a perfidious crime because the fraudster needs its victim to cooperate to get it done. But how can that be? How is it that the victims just play along with the criminals often to loose a lot of money? What psychology is behind this? Very often phone scammers will use our instinctive reaction to urgency and panic. Scammers know pretty well how to talk to their victims to arouse these feelings in them. Very often fraudsters are genial even excessively friendly. They engage their victim in a conversation in which they put coercion, threats and try to create an urgency. They could say something like: “I need your PIN immediately to prevent further damage to your bank account”. Another trick is that they try to make their victim feel very smart and as being such a smart person it will of course
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Clever Dialer hails friendly callers Having started a product like Clever Dialer with spam detection in mind makes you sometimes forget, that there are not only dangerous guys calling people. In fact, sometimes there are really lovely people calling who want to help you, even if you do not have them stored in your address book. Just the other day I had an agent from my newspaper publisher call me to tell me, I get a year of online issues for 30 % off the regular price. Nice! Or my plumber called to inform me, that he can confirm our appointment. So, taking a more realistic view on things, there are most likely lots of lovely people calling every day. What we failed to do up to now is give you a chance to rate them accurately. Sure, you could give them the thumbs up, but you could not award them
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Fines do not really help According to the Mirror the boss of a company has been fined £ 400.000 for making 100 million nuisance phone calls. Will this change anything? Will this stop spam calls? Well, for one thing, not the man has been fined, but his company. So he will, as he said, close the company to avoid paying the penalty. There is also now way to stop him from setting up another cold-calling business. What does that mean for you? Well, of course, you could bury your cell phone in the sand or set it on fire. If you have an old Samsung S7 Node, it might even do this on its own. Clever Dialer to the rescue The good news is that there is a way to get rid of most of these nuisance calls. Our Android app Clever Dialer maintains a directory of the most annoying spam callers.
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German directory provider Das Örtliche now added valuable functionality to its Android app by incorporating the Clever Dialer SDK. Nuremberg, Germany – “Spam calls? No thank you” it is from now on for the users of the Android app from Das Örtliche. This is possible because of a partnership with validio GmbH & Co. KG who enables Das Örtliche to use Clever Dialer functionality by using their SDK. Thomas Wrobel, CTO of validio GmbH & Co. KG, explains: “Das Örtliche uses proven and reliable spam detection and caller identification of Clever Dialer.” Unsolicited call, robot calls, telephone terror and cost traps are now a thing of the past. Fans of Clever Dialer enjoy this for a long time already, and now users of Das Örtliche can also take calls from unrecognisable phone numbers with much more ease. Incoming calls are being checked against Clever Dialer’s spam database. Should a number
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