Privatis Launches Privacy Shield For Sellers and Buyers in Partnership with

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PS_MotorsVancouver, B.C. (April, 29, 2015) – Privatis Technology Corporation, the innovator of a sophisticated privacy protection suite offering anonymous communications supported by unsurpassed robocall and scammer blocking technologies, is pleased to announce the launch of its proprietary technology in partnership with a UK based automotive classified site on April 29th, 2015.

Classified sites are a regular target for telemarketers and fraudsters who scrape content and place thousands of robocalls on a daily basis, and automotive classifieds are not an exception. Email fraud has become increasingly sophisticated and marketplaces need to take measures to protect their consumers. Despite the fact that fraud awareness is at an all-time high, being featured in the media, many fall victim to the scams nonetheless.

“Telemarketers and fraudsters continue to use online classified ad sites for lead generation by exploiting access to personal email addresses and phone numbers,” says Steven McAuley, CEO and founder of Privatis. McAuley further commented, “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.”

For more info on the Privatis Privacy Shield suite, please visit or request a demo here.

About Privatis Technologies Corporation

Privatis_logo_verticalPrivatis provides privacy tools that protect users of online classified ad sites and marketplaces from harassment by telemarketers and fraudsters while facilitating seamless communications by phone, SMS and email. Privatis has developed proprietary blocking algorithms and utilizes Rapid Autodialer Detector™ (RAD) technology to detect and block robocalls and spam from telemarketers and fraudsters. Privatis was started in 2010 by founder and CEO Steven J. McAuley, a veteran auto industry executive who led a team of technologists to build proprietary products to allow sellers and buyers to connect confidently. The company has offices in Vancouver, Los Angeles and India.

About is a used car classified advertising website which aims to make the process of finding the right car as easy as possible for used car buyers, and the selling of used cars as straightforward and cost-effective as possible for used car dealers. is proud to be owned by Manheim and part of Cox Automotive, the world’s largest automotive services company, and through its unparalleled range of products and services, drives every stage of the used vehicle life-cycle.

About Manheim

manheim_group_logo1Manheim is the leading global provider of vehicle remarketing services, connecting buyers and sellers of used vehicles to the largest wholesale used-vehicle marketplace. The company helps dealer and commercial customers achieve results by providing physical and digital auction channels, data analysis, financing, transportation and mobile products and solutions.

Manheim pioneered in-lane vehicle auctions and has been an innovator in both digital and mobile auction platforms. Manheim registers nearly 7 million used vehicles annually, facilitating transactions representing nearly $46 billion in value. Manheim’s research and consulting arm, Manheim Consulting, provides industry-leading market intelligence and publishes the widely recognized annual Used Car Market Report. The company offers dealer financing through NextGear Capital, Inc. and transportation services through Ready Auto Transport.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Manheim has more than 20,000 employees in 122 worldwide sites and generates annual revenues of more than $2.5 billion. A subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, Manheim participates in “Go Green with Manheim,” the company’s sustainability program.

A PDF of this news release is available for download.