Personal protection is more important today than ever before. In the face of identity theft, scammers, and persistent phone harassers trying to gain access to your personal information, it’s important to take security measures that will protect your data and keep you safe from fraud. Most people think about protecting personal data like phone numbers and addresses, but if you run a business, you also need to think about protecting your business data.
If you run a business where you use your cell phone number as your primary contact, you should think about call forwarding to protect your privacy. Since you don’t always know who’s calling your business line, it’s best to keep the number private or use a virtual number that will be forwarded to your mainline. Since you can trace your address through a blocked number and, if you have the necessary means, trace the owner of the cell phone number, you can protect your personal and business data by forwarding calls to your work line.
How does call forwarding work?
When you use this feature, your operator assigns you a virtual number. Your real phone number is associated with this virtual number. When a customer dials a virtual number, it is automatically transferred to your phone. A virtual number cannot be traced, so you can keep your information private.
You can tie the number to any phone, allowing you to receive calls on your cell phone, at home or in the office. If you want business calls to be forwarded to your home when you work from home, forwarding redirects the call to your home, but the customer doesn’t know you’re home. Your customers don’t realize they are being connected to another number when they call because the transfer is seamless and looks like a normal phone call.
How it protects your privacy
With the development of online search, people can now do reverse searches. For example, one can type in a phone number and get the owner’s name and address. If a person is willing to pay a small fee, they can also get other personal information about the owner of that phone number. This way, a lot of personal information becomes available to everyone, and if you run a business, you don’t necessarily want everyone to know about your personal business.
If you use a virtual number, you are assigned a special number through the phone company. When a customer dials that number, it still connects to your regular phone, but you don’t own the virtual number. This means that all your personal information remains private. If a customer finds your phone number and can find personal information such as your address, you run the risk of them showing up at your home or business unannounced. With call forwarding, you no longer have to worry about unannounced visitors or people using your data unethically.