T-Mobile announced today that it has launched Scam ID and Scam Block features 18 months ago, the carrier has blocked over 1 billion scam calls. T-Mobile says it's ready to adopt the new FCC SHAKEN / STIR standards that allow customers to receive verified calls.
Robocalls in the US has reached 147 million spam calls being made per day , The ease of becoming a robocaller has reduced the barrier to entry and scammers in which they call from the target. Mobile says it's improving its Scam ID and Scam Block features to protect customers against this type of robocall.
T-Mobile has also announced readiness to adopt the FCC's demands for carriers to adopt stronger call authentication systems, a framework it calls SHAKEN / STIR. The SHAKEN (Secure Handling of Asserted information using toKENs) and STIR (Secure Telephony Identity Revisited) standards allow phone companies to verify that the call is being made and the call is being made neighborhood spoofing practices.
While Scam ID (which flags calls as 'Scam Likely') is built into the network for T-Mobile and Metro customers, it must be enabled. T-Mobile and Metro customers can dial the feature by dialing # ONB # (# 662 #) on their phones, check if it's active by dialing # STS # (# 787 #), and turn it off using # # OFB # (# 632 #).