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Verizon is Rolling Out a New Free Service to Help Stop Robocalls

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 Verizon is offering a free service to help stop robocalls to Verizon subscribers. Verizon now offers a free version of it’s Call Filter service, which offers spam alerts and more. In addition, Verizon has started to the deployment of STIR/SHAKEN caller ID technology to block robocalls that fake their caller ID. Both tools will offer significant help for consumers who are consistently harassed by unwanted and annoying robocalls.

“Far too frequently, customers tell me they want relief from the bombardment of bothersome robocalls,” said Ronan Dunne, president of Verizon’s consumer unit. “I’m confident that our new, free version of Call Filter and STIR/SHAKEN will put a big dent in the problem.”

Call Filter will offer alerts when a call is likely spam, report unsolicited numbers, and automatically block robocalls based on their preferred level of risk.

“Each and every day, our team is looking for new and improved ways to identify and block spam calls.” said Dunne. “As we recently mentioned, we’re putting malicious robocalling operations on notice. We’re not going to tolerate their activities and we’re aggressively taking steps to stop them. Our customers want these enhancements and we fully intend to deliver.”

Have you noticed any change in robocalls? Do you use the new free filter service?

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