DALLAS, TX – 12 Apr, 2017 – teleCalm is pleased to announce a new release of the teleCalmhome phone service built for the 7.8 million families living with Alzheimer’s and other cognitive challenges. This release includes a new feature which automatically helps keep seniors safe from the ‘One-Ring Scam’ widely reported in recent news stories.
According to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), scammers call from certain numbers which appear as US area codes, but are actually high cost international area codes. These scammers ring once and then hang up, hoping the victim will call back. When a victim returns the call, they are kept on the line as long as possible, and are charged high per minute international costs. Sometimes, victims are also pressured into purchasing expensive services. Seniors with Alzheimer’s and other cognitive challenges are especially susceptible to such scams, as well as accidentally placing expensive international calls due to misdialing.
With this latest release, teleCalm helps protect seniors by automatically blocking all incoming and outgoing calls to and from strangers in countries associated with the One-Ring Scam. As a result, seniors and caregivers alike can enjoy greater peace of mind and avoid the trouble and stress that scammers can cause.
At the same time, teleCalm supports Seniors with friends and family in these international area codes. Known contact numbers may ring through to help the Senior stay connected, even as unknown numbers are blocked. Caregivers simply add allowed numbers to the known contact list for their Senior.
“We need to do what we can to help our seniors to stay safe and connected to friends and family,” says Tavis Schriefer, Co-Founder and CEO of teleCalm, “It’s a constant battle to protect our loved ones from scammers and telemarketers trying to take advantage of them.”
The upgraded teleCalm service applies this special blocking function to affected international area codes, including: 268, 284, 473, 664, 649, 767, 809, 829, 849 and 876 among others.
teleCalm provides the first home phone service addressing the needs of families living with Alzheimer’s and other cognitive challenges. The patent-pending teleCalm service provides a total solution; an easy-to-use home phone service for the Senior and a smartphone app for the caregiver, all connected via a custom cloud telephony service dedicated to the specialized needs of seniors living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, helping seniors stay at home longer and making life easier for their caregivers and families.
Learn more at: www.teleCalmProtects.com
Source: FCC; https://www.fcc.gov/consumers/guides/one-ring-wireless-phone-scam
teleCalm Overivew: https://youtu.be/fz0Jc9-vAIA
Video Link: https://youtu.be/fz0Jc9-vAIA
Company Name: TeleCalm, Inc.
Contact Person: Tavis Schriefer
Country: United States