NPR Corner: Those Silent Robot Phone Calls

Are you being inundated with inbound phony phone calls?  It’s not a new problem, but it’s getting worse.  Just last week Verizon started a free service to help filter Robocalls.  Hopefully more providers will jump onboard.

Verizon now offers 2 tiers of their Call Filter service:  A free service to filter calls and alert you of spam.  Then a “paid service for $3 per month, which will also identify unknown callers by name, even if they aren’t saved in your contacts. The paid version also includes a robocall risk meter, a spam number lookup feature, and lets you create a personal robocall list” (PC Magazine)

Learn more on what scammers are trying to accomplish from this NPR report below.

Read more at https://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2015/08/24/434313813/why-phone-fraud-starts-with-a-silent-call

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