T-Mobile is taking a stand against it by implementing what it calls Caller Verified technology, starting with the Samsung Galaxy Note9. According to T-Mobile, this means the services now work better than ever and are more effective at helping you stay spam-free. When a call comes in, T-Mo customers with this Caller Verified feature will see "Caller Verified" on the incoming call screen when T-Mobile has confirmed that the call is real and has not been intercepted by scammers.
While T-Mobile is the first to go live with these technologies, Verizon revealed its 2019 plans to implement STIR and SHAKEN last May. It's even estimated that nearly half of United States mobile phone calls in 2019 will be spam.More news: Trump denies knowledge of Paul Manafort's campaign dealings with Russians
Caller Verified is an effort to fight caller ID spoofing, aka when scammers temporarily highjack a phone number that matches the area code and first three digits of the person they're calling, to make you think it could be someone you know.
Caller Verified is now available on the T-Mobile Galaxy Note 9 at no extra charge.More news: Trump wishes Jeff Bezos luck in his divorce and predicts 'a beauty'
T-Mobile says that Caller Verified is the carrier's label for the use of the STIR and SHAKEN standards, both of which are created to detect when scammers spoof a local number.
It's not just you, spam calls have become way more prevalent in recent years. They can be annoying when they ring your phone and interrupt you throughout your day, and they can be unsafe when they scam people out of money.More news: Rajinikanth craze: Fan couple gets married outside theatre which screened 'Petta'