Detecting Fake Phone Numbers: How to Tell If a Number Is Legitimate

How can I tell if a phone number is fake?

Customers give fake phone numbers to businesses all the time. Unfortunately, as an online business, we know that customers often give out fake phone numbers for all sorts of reasons, From privacy concerns to paranoia.

People love to get free services online but don’t want to get marketing calls, so they use a fake phone number on your lead forms.

How often does this happen? Well, much more often than you might think: Pages like fakenumber.org get over 5500 visitors per month. Fake number generator apps like Burner or Hushed, get thousands of visitors to their sites each month. There are tens of thousands of searches each month involving people trying to get fake phone numbers.

How does this harm your business? When your sales team calls a disconnected phone number or reaches the wrong person, that’s no accident and it wastes your company resources. And, unfortunately, fake phone numbers are untraceable, so the problem persists.

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