We all hate robocalls. They can be very annoying and disruptive. There are however, several ways you can protect yourself against robocalls, but in case you wanted a solution on a carrier level, T-Mobile has announced a new service called Scam Shield.
According to T-Mobile, “The move, called Scam Shield, is the company’s response to a rising tide of scammers preying on Americans at their most vulnerable — a problem that’s only grown more severe in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Americans have already lost over $80 million to COVID-related scams this year, and it’s just getting worse — coronavirus scams increased 70% from May to June.”
Some of the features that users can expect include Scam ID, which can flag calls as most likely being a scam, from which users can then choose to block those calls so that they never come through in the future. It also includes free access to T-Mobile’s caller ID feature that can identify the name of the person or business, as well as labeling calls as being “verified” that can confirm if a number isn’t spoofed.
The app and its features will be free to customers under T-Mobile, which also includes Sprint (since they merged with T-Mobile), and Metro by T-Mobile. The app will be available on July 24th for iOS and Android, so at that time you can guard yourself against robocalls.