There is always a moment when your phone rings, you answer, and the call ends up being a phone scam. It seems like phone scammers always call at inappropriate times and can be very annoying. Sometimes phone scams may even look like they are someone you know and can even have the same area code as you. It has happened to all of us and can be frustrating. Although they are often tough to distinguish, there are some ways to identify them. It's important to pay close attention to calls that:
I know how much we all love our cell phones. They’re small(ish), seem to have infinite capabilities, are stylish, and keep the whole world at our fingertips. With the rise of smartphones, landlines have become somewhat of an afterthought.
In fact, according to a study done by the National Center for Health Statistics, “50.8 percent of homes and apartments had only cellphone service in the latter half of 2016, the first time such households attained a majority in the survey.”
Of the homes that still have landline phones, over 39 percent of them also have a cellphone.
Although both technically are “phones,” cell phones and landlines are two completely different pieces of technology. And while the rise of the smartphone has dominated the headlines in the last decade or so, landline phones have also come a long way and still provide valuable services.