Vancouver Startup Privatis Technology Corporation Protects Against Attacks From Robocalls And Fraudsters
Privatis Technology Corporation, an innovator of a sophisticated privacy protection suite offering anonymous communications supported by unsurpassed robocall and scammer blocking technologies, has opened its worldwide headquarters in Vancouver’s vibrant and historic Gastown. Since 2010, Privatis has powered Privacy Shield™ for AutoTrader.com and is available to all U.S. subscribers on the site boasting 16 million unique monthly visitors. Privatis CEO Steven J. McAuley, a veteran auto sector executive, identified a growing industry problem and led a team of technologists to create the Secure Messaging™ suite of proprietary products to support online classified ad sites and marketplaces and founded the Canadian Controlled Private Corporation (CCPC).
“Telemarketers and fraudsters continue to use online classified ad sites for lead generation by exploiting access to personal email addresses and phone numbers,” says McAuley, the former Managing Director at GE Capital Fleet Services. “Highlighted by recent tragic headlines and supported by our in-the-field metrics, these threats are real and on the rise. Sellers and buyers using classified ad sites can’t just rely on personal hunches and cobbled together privacy strategies to protect against all these risks.”
With Secure Messaging™, individuals manage their communications from a personalized dashboard that gathers all communications and permits personal blocking of unwanted calls, SMS and emails from outside parties. Secure Messaging™ features the Rapid Autodialer Detector ™ (RAD) to identify and block illegal robocalls while improving the online experience.
Available to online classified ad sites and marketplaces at this time, McAuley and team are developing an easy-to-use Mobile App that will be released later this year. Secure Messaging™ is suitable to a wide range of online transactions ranging from the sale of goods and services to online dating and social media interactions. The company plans to make Secure Messaging ™ directly available to consumers in the future.
“Confidence allows people to transact more quickly and frequently and those two factors are essential to maintaining consumer loyalty for online classified ad sites,” says McAuley.
The Secure Messaging™ communication dashboard empowers consumers:
- Organize online interactions
- View call, SMS & email records
- Listen to calls & voicemails
- Click to call back capability
- Personal blocking controls