Phone Use

T-Mobile is Cracking Down on Spam Calls

Over the last few years, scams targeting cord cutters have grown. One of the newest scams is a fresh take on an old one. You get a call from someone claiming to be Netflix saying you need to update your credit card. From there they try to trick you into giving them your credit card so they can steal it. Often when you get these calls the caller ID shows Netflix or some other company.

Now T-Mobile has announced a new Caller Verified technology to crack down on scammers and spammers. Available today on the latest Samsung Galaxy Note9 software update, calls on the T-Mobile network to an updated Galaxy Note9 are now Caller Verified, and customers see “Caller Verified” on the incoming call screen when T-Mobile has verified that the call is authentic and not intercepted by scammers/spammers. This technology is available now and free for all T-Mobile customers. T-Mobile went on to say that their Caller Verified service will be available on more smartphones later this year.

This new service is an effort to combat illegal caller ID spoofing, which occurs when scammers temporarily hijack a phone number to match the area code and 3-digit prefix of the person they are targeting, making the incoming call look familiar.

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