May 11, 2022

What is a Phone Number Reputation API?

What is a Phone Number Reputation API?

Caller ID was once a game-changer for screening calls, but it’s no longer the all-encompassing solution that contemporary businesses need. Due to the rampant spam problem, in addition to seeing the phone number, you need to know about the person (or robot) behind it. Otherwise, you risk wasting your time on spam, or even worse: unwittingly putting your finances in the hands of scammers.

That’s where the RoboKiller Enterprise Command API and our phone number reputation API comes in. Read ahead to find out what a phone number reputation API is and how it can keep your voice network safe from spam and scams.

What is phone number reputation data?

As phone spam continues to overwhelm voice networks, it’s become clear that traditional caller ID will no longer suffice. It’s gotten to the point where if people don’t recognize the number, they probably won’t answer the phone. More is required to effectively screen out dangerous or annoying numbers: caller ID reputation data.

Using phone number reputation data distilled from avenues like call pattern analysis and customer feedback, a phone number reputation score lets you know what to expect on the other end of the call, as well as whether or not it’s worth answering. It also helps you pinpoint who is worth calling and who isn’t. This gives you more control over who you talk to, cuts down on wasted time, and can even help you meet your business goals more efficiently.

It takes tons of data to build confident and reliable reputation scores. Not everyone has a comprehensive database built on years of collecting and analyzing spam call data. Fortunately, RoboKiller Enterprise does.

What is the Command API?

Command is RoboKiller Enterprise’s phone number reputation API. It provides you with everything you need to know in order to make informed decisions about the numbers you engage with and the way you spend your time when connecting with new leads.

The purpose is to eliminate any uncertainty when interacting with phone numbers. More intel means more focus and productivity.

Our API draws from the deepest well of data the industry has to offer, making it the only solution for enterprises seeking caller reputation information at scale. Whether your network is large or small, the Command API is just as easy to use.

How does RoboKiller Enterprise Command work?

Though there are some complex processes going on behind the scenes, the Command API is very simple and straightforward on the outside.

You’ll get access to:

  • Reputation analysis: Every number receives a reputation: positive, neutral, or negative. This is based on user feedback, and you’ll have access to the results.
  • Classification information: We’ll tell you how we would react to any given phone number: block or allow.
  • Confidence scores: The more data we have about a particular number, the more confident we are in our determination; we’ll let you know how confident we are about each number based on the data available.

The more data we’re able to analyze, the more accurate the results. Fortunately, we’ve compiled a significant amount of data over the years — including over 3 billion calls analyzed and over 600 million scams flagged — figures that grow by the day.

Why does phone number reputation matter?

What’s the point of analyzing all this data? There are actually a few ways in which the RoboKiller Enterprise Command API can help, depending on your organization’s intended use for it.

Knowing your caller or recipient

First, you’ll instantly find out how legitimate a phone number is, based on actual human feedback. This takes the mystery out of the equation and eliminates the guesswork on which you’ve previously had to rely. Command gives you the fundamental rundown of whether the phone number is good, bad, or neutral, as well as how confident we are in our ruling, so you’ll have a much better idea of who or what is on the other end of the line.

Deciding how to handle calls

From here, it’s ultimately up to you to decide how to move forward with any given number. However, we’ll still tell you how we would handle an incoming call if we were in your position. If there’s a lot of data pointing to the phone number being trustworthy, for example, we would let the call through. Given the same information, chances are that your business and ours would handle the situation similarly.

Saying goodbye to bad leads

Getting caught up with spammers and scammers is frustrating, especially when there are other things that need to get done. Command allows you to look at your potential leads from a different vantage point — one that lets you recognize bad leads before you waste your time on them. When you plug in the numbers, you can easily see which ones have potential and which ones are merely traps.

Life is simpler when you have phone number reputation data at your disposal, but there’s only one way to do it right; and that’s with the Command API.

What separates RoboKiller Enterprise from the competition?

The team behind RoboKiller Enterprise has been on the forefront of the spam fight from the beginning. We’ve gathered the data, we’ve analyzed the trends, and we’ve used what we’ve learned to protect voice networks like yours from spammers. 

In addition to our phone number reputation API, RoboKiller Enterprise:

  • Provides 99% effective spam call identification
  • Operates based on a robust data, so you can rely on our accuracy
  • Defends against hackers and scammers
  • Helps you zero in on legitimate prospects
  • Is a communal solution to permanently squashing robocalls
  • Offers various pricing tiers for your specific needs

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