As National Slam the Scam Day approaches on Thursday, March 7, 2024, it’s important to equip ourselves with the necessary tools to combat the ever-evolving landscape of scams and fraudulent activities. At YouMail, we understand the gravity of the situation and are committed to empowering individuals to safeguard their personal information and financial assets.

Here’s how YouMail plays a pivotal role in stopping scammers:

  • Get our app to really stop the scams: With YouMail’s innovative app, you can take proactive measures to shield yourself from scams. Our scam blocking technology filters out suspicious calls and identifies potential scams before they even reach your phone. By leveraging our app, you can significantly reduce the risk of falling victim to fraudulent schemes.
  • They’re blocked before they get to you: Gone are the days of incessant scam calls disrupting your peace of mind. YouMail acts as a robust barrier between you and scammers, intercepting fraudulent attempts and preventing them from reaching your device. By preemptively blocking these malicious calls, we fortify your defenses against potential threats.
  • Supporting enforcement to shut down scammers: At YouMail, we don’t just stop at blocking scams; we take proactive steps to dismantle fraudulent operations at their core. By providing crucial data and insights to law enforcement agencies, we contribute to the efforts aimed at shutting down scammers and prosecuting perpetrators. Our collaborative approach ensures that scammers face the full force of the law, thereby deterring future criminal activities.

As we observe National Slam the Scam Day, it’s imperative to educate ourselves and our loved ones about the prevalent tactics employed by scammers. Government imposter scams, particularly those related to Social Security, continue to pose a significant threat to unsuspecting individuals. By staying informed and vigilant, we can collectively combat these nefarious schemes and protect our communities.

YouMail’s Work with the Social Security Administration

YouMail subscribers have played a critical role in the dramatic reduction of SSA impersonation robocalls, which at one point were reaching peaks of nearly 20 million impersonation calls in late 2020. By partnering with the Social Security Administration, FCC and State Attorneys General in recent years, YouMail subscribers have become part of a critical ‘defense grid’ guarding the entire American public against these types of calls and reducing these calls by over 99% as of 2024. When you’re using YouMail, you are ensuring any SSA impersonation call answered and matched with these threat tactics is swiftly routed and made available for industry-wide blocking at major networks as well as enforcement resources at the SSA and FCC to protect not just your account, but the entire country.

Here are some actionable steps you can take to participate in Slam the Scam Day and contribute to the fight against fraud:

  • Educate others about government imposter scams: Spread awareness among your friends, family, and community members about the tactics used by scammers impersonating government officials. Encourage them to report any suspicious activity without hesitation, emphasizing that there’s no shame in seeking help or admitting vulnerability.
  • Share resources and scam alerts: Utilize YouMail’s Scam Alert fact sheet and other educational materials to equip others with the knowledge they need to safeguard themselves against scams. By sharing valuable resources, you empower individuals to identify red flags and take proactive measures to protect their personal information.
  • Report suspicious activity: If you encounter any Social Security-related scams or other government imposter schemes, don’t hesitate to report them to the appropriate authorities. Whether it’s the Social Security Office of the Inspector General or the Federal Trade Commission, your reports play a crucial role in combatting fraud and holding scammers accountable for their actions.

National Slam the Scam Day serves as a stark reminder of the importance of staying vigilant in the face of evolving threats. By leveraging the tools and resources provided by YouMail, we can collectively slam the scam and safeguard our communities from fraudulent activities. Together, let’s stand united against scammers and protect what matters most – our peace of mind and security.

Remember, awareness is our most potent weapon against scammers. Let’s stay informed, stay vigilant, and together, we can #SlamTheScam.

Together, let’s stop scammers in their tracks and protect ourselves from fraud.

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