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How To Protect Yourself and Your Mobile Number

Nowadays, something as little as your own mobile phone number is unsafe from the world. Danger is always present and you have to protect yourself, even your mobile device. Whether a home landline or your cell phone number, it’s a personal thing that is important no matter how you look at it.  It could attract dangerous people and put your life in danger. Below are four ways you can protect yourself and your mobile number.

  • Avoid publishing your mobile number in public or even in private documents and accounts. When filling out documents or online service forms, always remember to never input details that are too personal such as addresses and contact numbers. Don’t be too specific with your address. If possible, write only your address which includes the city or state and the country where you are from.  As for the contact number, just place your home phone number or office phone number. That way, your address and contact number will be secured from strangers, stalkers and thieves. In protecting your privacy, it is a rule of thumb not to include personal details especially on social networks.
  • If you have to call a certain service or product company, as much as possible, use a public telephone or office telephone. Keep away from using your personal mobile phone as there is a huge possibility that the company, as part of their marketing campaign, will call you up to advertise another product and/or other services. It would be too much of a bother if someone calls you up in a middle of something only to offer promotion or advertise. The next time that you have to call certain offices, better use your home phone or office phone.
  • Use a mobile or telephone line that has security programs. If you’re looking for secure phone lines and services, there are companies that one can ask from like RingCentral business phone services which can help out with phone security programs.
  • Telemarketers are prevalent these days and you could be one of the many people they will be calling at certain times of the day. Although one must understand that they’re just doing their job, but it can be irritating most of the time and make you wonder sometimes how they were able to get hold of your number. If you want your number to be taken away from the telemarketers’ list, add and register your number in the ‘Do Not Call Registry’. The numbers registered at the National Do Not Call Registry will be permanently taken out from telemarketing companies which means you won’t be receiving any calls from them. Make sure that the phone you use to call the registry is the number you want to be registered. It can be mobile phones or telephone units.

Only use your personal phone number for important people like your close family and friends, as well as those who work with you in the office or if you are a student, teachers and classmates. Limit the number of people who know it so there will be lesser possibility for your mobile number passed on from one person to another without your knowledge. Dealing with phone stalkers and security issues, be careful with the calls you make and receive. These tips can be of help to you to avoid such problems in the future.

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  1. Maja

    January 13, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    These tips are very useful to protect the mobile number. Because of the this protection, you can save yourself from unwanted calls.

  2. Carmen Brodeur

    January 13, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    For someone who’s mobile number is their bread and butter, spread all over the internet, there is no way for me to avoid solicitors. It is an unfortunate fact of my daily life. I get at least 3-4 solicitors calling every day. I am at the point, where I will never answer a call from a California area code.

  3. TracyAnn0312

    January 14, 2013 at 7:34 am

    Most people especially people that are part of Internet industry really believe that protecting their information from other people could be great in order to make their lifestyle private. I think that these idea can help them in order to become more capable in dealing in the businesses they are into. Thanks for sharing these wonderful idea about protecting yourself from the Internet.

  4. Nelson

    January 15, 2013 at 9:34 am

    Thanks for sharing this post.I really appreciate your efforts in detailing such important points.We have to be very careful so that we do not breach our personal security in front of others.The best way to do this is to avoid publishing our number on online sites because this can compromise our security.

  5. jeff

    January 16, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    protecting your number, phone and your identity is important. But I don’t think this would be applicable in our area.

  6. sanchit

    January 22, 2013 at 7:16 am

    really these are good security tips.
    everybody must follow this.

  7. Rey

    January 28, 2013 at 6:31 am

    Many times sharing our personal mobile number becomes very risky for all, whether it is a male or a female. There are people around us who are sitting there to harass us without any particular reason for their own selfish needs. However, especially women should refrain from sharing their mobile numbers in public or disclosing it to unknown people.

  8. David

    January 28, 2013 at 9:48 am

    I usually do not prefer to give my mobile number to random people I meet on the road or even hand over them my phone to make a call. Sometimes they are not genuine people who are in need. I also provide fake numbers to business promoters that do not seem genuine to me.

  9. Kaitlyn Allen

    March 27, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    I dont think it is advisable to give your mobile number to some random person on the road. I even find it unsafe to give mobile numbers while registering in websites because I had a very bad experience. We should be at our own guard, later there is no use blaming others.

  10. Van Luke

    October 13, 2017 at 10:29 am

    Hey, thanks for sharing this informative blog with. These tips are very helpful for protecting your phone number from spam.

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