Experts say to watch for iOS 17's "Live Voicemail" featureSep 18, 2023
And that's why we're seeing all kinds of cunning. I mean, they really are kind of evil multichannel marketers. Technology continues to improve, but so do the scammers who try to scam us. Millions of iPhone users will soon be using the latest iOS software update. 17. But one expert tells KDK researcher Megan Schiller that we should pay close attention to one new
featurein particular: We're all getting calls from numbers we don't have, and most of us just pick up the phone, mute it, and such. Maybe we heard
voicemaillater, but now a new iOS 17 update will have something called
expertswarn it's an opportunity for scammers in a world of constant communication.
It's all about speed and convenience with our phones. Live voicemail is like the old answering machines. that some of us remember from 20 years ago, except that it transcribes the incoming call, will look just like this Apple revealed the new
featureduring this week's launch, but Umale CEO Alex Qualici says people are a click a scam, so what does Apple do? Does it show you the transcript as they leave the message and you can jump in and when you come in you're now on the phone call at which point you can press one or you can start talking to them, whatever it is?
How do you think this affects consumer safety across the range? So we did a survey a while ago in April and we wanted to understand who is being scammed and for how much, and our hypothesis was that it was older people, but they turned out younger. In reality, people were scammed more than older people, but for a smaller amount and if you think about it, it makes sense, the quality tells us that. The Umail survey revealed that young people are more accustomed to receiving technical texts or calls about things and handling them quickly before hanging up. older people may be more suspicious but they are taken for larger amounts of money and these Robo scams just keep getting better and better, they are often really convincing and give people a sense of urgency if they see something saying this is your bank calling and there's about to be a two thousand dollar transfer from your account, there's a little part of you that says oh I need to stop that, okay, you press one and now you're down where they ask you questions and all of a sudden , you are giving them information that is not your intention and you know that we see from our staff next door every day that there is someone who has been a victim of one of these scams, so I asked the expert what consumers can do to stay sure, he says when he receives the information. update on your phone, you can go to settings and just stay
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