PrivacyStar: SCAM protection

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About this app

PrivacyStar is full-featured call protection for your smartphone, from industry leader First Orion.

With PrivacyStar, you can reclaim control of your phone, with features like:

🔥 Scam Likely Protection
🔥 Enhanced Caller ID**
🔥 Reverse Number Search
🔥 Block by Call Category
🔥 Prevent callers from leaving voicemails**
🔥 Blocked call notifications**
🔥 Report fraudulent calls to FTC

Did you want some rave reviews? Well, CBS, TIME, and Forbes are among the many who loved it:

“PrivacyStar uses larger databases of untrustworthy numbers to preemptively block calls from the outside.” – The Verge

"PrivacyStar won’t just tell you who it is, but also identify the caller indicating how likely they are to be an annoying telemarketer." – TechCrunch

But let’s get to the features:

🆓 Scam Likely Protection - We update our database EVERY. SIX. MINUTES. By the time you’ve watched a few TikToks, we’ve refreshed all of our data with the most accurate information to ensure you’re protected against scammers, spammers, and fraudulent callers.

Enhanced Caller ID** - Never wonder who’s calling again! We’ll identify incoming calls with a Name, Category, even an Enhanced Image and Logo when available.

🆓 Reverse Number Lookup - Lookup any number. Go ahead, try it. PrivacyStar will display the owner of the number and an associated call category, if available.

🚫 Block By Category - Block telemarketers, account services, shady politicians - even your ex.

🛑 Prevent Callers from Leaving Voicemails** - Block calls and prevent new voicemails, or block calls and send them straight to voicemail. Your phone, your choice.

🔔 Notifications** - We’ll shoot you a notification when calls are blocked, sent to voicemail, even when you have new voicemails.

📉 Report Callers - File a report against abusive callers directly from the app! We’ll send those reports to the FTC, and they’ll put them on a bad guys list.

🚫 Custom Call Blocking - Add any number to your blocklist. Seriously, any of them.

🆓 Category ID - Displays the Call Category of the incoming call, if available.

🛡️ Protect Privacy - Your contact list? Not our business. We only use your contacts to help your incoming call experience - your contacts stay where they belong, on your phone.

** = Features only available to Verizon, AT&T, and Cricket customers at this time

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*Due to changes in the Android system, text blocking is not available on Android version 4.4 and higher.
*Enhanced Caller ID requires a network connection.
Updated on
Apr 24, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Messages and 3 others
Data is encrypted in transit

Ratings and reviews

17K reviews
Heidi Pehrson
October 25, 2021
Helps me avoid nuisance calls, especially at work. It's great! (2017) After 4 years, I find it interferes with my voice mail. It also auto-blocked a bunch of numbers that interfered significantly with my job search. At this point I uninstalled it, and it STILL interferes with my regular voice mail system, leaving me messages that the app can't connect and voice mails aren't allowed. (2021)
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Tommy Trussell
January 21, 2021
PrivacyStar was running well enough that I paid the $2.99 subscription when it came up after the trial month a few years ago. I used it to quickly block spam calls. Unfortunately a few days ago they completely changed something with it without telling me, and now it wants me to activate "conditional call forwarding" and agree to use their servers for voicemail. I am going to ask for an explanation or an option to opt out. If I'm dissatisfied I will be canceling the service.
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A Google user
October 27, 2018
As a marketing technologies developer, I am always amazed at "solutions" that try to do too much and as a result fail to do so because they overeach or when the inevitable changes outside their control (upon which they depend) come along it breaks the tool. Not so, Privacy Star. It just works. Within a couple of days, my incoming calls are under control. Great. Simple. Done.
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What's new

This release corrects an issue where a number lookup did not return lookup name. It also provides a new reporting feature to report fraudulent calls.