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T-Mobile and Comcast Partner to Verify Calls

Last year, the Federal Communications Commission asked phone service providers to implement a verification service to differentiate robocalls and spoofed calls from real callers, in what is known as the SHAKEN/STIR protocol.

The protocol uses digital certificates to ensure that the number that appears in the caller ID is a real person. It attempts to prove that a number has not been spoofed or faked. It cannot, however, tell a recipient whether a call is spam or not.

“Caller Verified” This week, T-Mobile and Comcast partnered to turn on call verification between their networks. This means that calls between users of these two carriers will display “Caller Verified” when a call has essentially “passed the test”. It is similar to the verification check marks used in social media to show that a person really is who they say they are.

The new system will be available for T-Mobile and Comcast customers only, and only on certain newer phone models. These include the LG G8 ThinQ, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Note 9, the Galaxy S8, S8 Plus, S9, S9 Plus, S10, S10E, and S10 Plus.

Working Together Although the verification service has its limits, it’s a step in the right direction.

“Robocalls and spam calls are an industry-wide problem, and we’ve got to join forces to keep consumers protected. Today, we’re the first to cross industry lines to do just that,” said John Legere CEO of T-Mobile.

Some T-Mobile users have already experienced call verification among calls made to other T-Mobile users. Comcast users will have to wait at least a few more months for the changes to be rolled out. The system should become more useful as more phone providers decide to implement it.

You can currently block all types of unwanted calls, both legal and illegal, from your cell phone or landline with Call Control. Find out more here.

Senate to Vote on New Legislation to Stop Robocalls

If there is one thing that members of opposing political parties can agree on, it’s putting a stop to robocalls. It’s a problem that affects everyone who owns a phone— and it’s only getting worse.

Luckily, legislators are finally putting their heads together and their differences aside, in order to come up with new ways to fight unwanted calls.

What are Robocalls? Computers allow both businesses and scammers to program calls automatically. Essentially, robocalls are calls made by “robots”. Robotic calls are fast, cheap, and don’t require any human labor.

But this upturn in robocalls has resulted in bad actors making calls whenever and to whomever they want, regardless of the hour and wishes of the call recipient. Some of these bad actors attempt to fish for your personal information, or try to get you to make bogus “payments” to them. Worse still, FTC and FCC have little power to stop criminals from making thousands of these illegal calls every day.

Therefore, the senate is about to vote on new legislation that would allow the Federal Communications Commission to levy heavier fines on those who break telemarketing laws. Those fines could reach up to $10,000 per call.

The TRACED Act Called the TRACED Act, this legislation has already passed the full committee, and has the support of the attorneys general from all 50 states. The Senate vote will take place in the next few weeks.

Nowadays, at least 46 percent of all calls received in the United States are robocalls, according to the Federal Communications Commission. The majority of these calls are actually from legitimate businesses, and won’t be affected by the new legislation. However, these legitimate businesses are obligated to follow the rules, or face fines themselves.

In summary, the TRACED Act allows for “more time to find scammers, increases civil forfeiture penalties for those who are caught, promotes call authentication and blocking adoption, and brings relevant federal agencies and state attorneys general together to address impediments to criminal prosecution of robocallers who intentionally flout laws.”

Fighting Back There is still a long way to go in the fight against unwanted calls, but it’s a step in the right direction. However, you can protect yourself from robocalls with Call Control’s Community IQ technology, available now at CallControl.com.

Congress Moves to Crack Down on Robocalls

This week, the Senate Commerce Committee approved a new measure to crack down on robocalls.

Called the TRACED Act, the measure will require major phone companies to add authentication technology to incoming calls.

Authentication technology would allow consumers to see where a call is coming from, and whether the caller’s identity has been verified.

Caller identity is extremely important these days, now that fraudsters are using “neighbor-spoofing” technology to trick a recipient into thinking that the call is coming from someone nearby.

In fact, many consumers have received so many questionable calls that they have stopped answering the phone altogether, unless it’s someone they know.

“Since we’re seeing such an escalation of the use of technology to disturb people’s homes, we need an escalation in technology in order to give people protections in their homes and also on their iPhones,” said Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass, who co-authored the bill.

Last year, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai asked phone companies to implement caller authentication technology, but it was not a requirement.

For this reason, lawmakers are moving to make these protections mandatory. A similar to a bill was introduced in the House last week by Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J. This bill would give companies 18 months to implement the verification changes. In addition, it would require them to provide the service free of charge.

“Half of all calls to cell phones this year will be robocalls,” said Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., also a co-author of the TRACED Act. “This legislation can’t get signed into law soon enough.”

To keep unwanted calls from reaching your phone, block them with Call Control’s Community IQ technology. Community IQ identifies scam calls from around the world using reports from thousands of other users. Find out more here.