Do you know that giving out your phone number is dangerous? You could easily lose access to your bank account, or your other online accounts, due to the risks of the modern world!
For most of our lives, we have been conditioned to divulge our ten-digit identification numbers in a flash, as millions of us do in stores and online on a daily basis. But little do we know that our phone numbers may disclose more information about us than just our full names. In fact, these digits are attached with other outbound information, such as our dates of birth and home addresses, and are increasingly more connected with the apps that we use daily.
From there, it can easily become much worse. Hackers may be able to steal that information to try to answer security questions to break into your online accounts, or target your family with a sophisticated phishing attack to trick them into sharing their passwords or send money. Take e-banking service as an example, as the hacker with control of your phone number could break into your accounts if you had two-factor authentication in place to receive a security code in a text message (OTP) when logging in to an online account. After doing so, they can easily gain access to all of your savings.
The high influx of robocalls has shown how cheap and simple it can be for scammers to call millions of people in order to scam them. As a business owner, often times you may find yourself being abused daily by multiple telemarketers and robocalls for all of the wrong reasons. When you don’t want to risk spam and harassment on your real phone number, disposable numbers can come in handy, if you’re willing to shell out that extra money and effort. But the problem with this method is that you will still be asked to provide personal data upon registration, in other words, that same data that can easily be traced back to you as a person.
Business Communication, Reimagined with QUICKOM
Business communication has evolved in response to the deluge of robocalls and risks of stolen personal data often associated with conventional phone numbers.
QUICKOM is the silver bullet for all the problems by letting business users quickly create a printed QR code on their name card for communication purposes (See picture below).
QUICKOM is an in-bound communication service that utilizes QR code technology to connect people without using clunky telephone numbers. Recipients scan the QR code they have been sent through the camera on their smartphone, or find it on printed name cards. After scanning, QUICKOM initiates a phone call immediately without any special software.
This solution is poised to change the way people interact with each other in the realm of business communication. Business owners can now create their own unique QR code, rather than sharing telephone numbers which are historically easy to search for, as they are tied to personal information that is easily and readily accessible to the majority of digitally literate persons.
Imagine a first-line contact where potential customers have to scan the code to text you first. This allows you to filter out spam or fake news and decide whether or not you want to advance this conversation further. After a few messages are exchanged and the interaction is deemed credible, you can carry on with voice call or video call. In other words, QUICKOM helps save time and protects your personal information in the strictest manner.
QUICKOM gives power back to people who are incessantly harassed by telemarketers, and even nefarious parties. Now with QUICKOM, a user has the ability to control their own inbound calling, which can lead to a safer and more comfortable use of personal communications.
QUICKOM may not herald the death of dialing, but it does mark a new age in telecommunications for business communications, allowing you to make and receive calls and text messages on your own terms, without putting your personal information at risk.