Saturday March 25, 2017

T-Mobile Will Identify and Block All Scam Calls

It seems that T-Mobile has nothing but good news to share these days, and this report is no different. The phone company will be reducing unwanted calls with the help of a comprehensive, real-time database and "behavioral heuristics and intelligent scam pattern detection." Sounds like antivirus for scammersآ…

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The company is rolling out a behind-the-scenes update called Scam ID that will automatically block calls it deems to be malicious, based on "an advanced global database of tens of thousands of known scammer numbers." The service will be rolling out to all T-Mobile One customers on an ongoing basis starting April 5, and will automatically be enabled for new customers the same day. Another service, Scam Block, doesn't even let those calls through. It blocks them at the network level, so customers don't even have to see them in the first place.