LANSING, Mich. (CNN / WILX) – Wednesday, March 26, 2019
Robo callers will soon ask, "Can you hear me now?" – trying to reach Verizon customers.
The country's largest mobile service provider has released a new tool to filter the annoying automated calls.
The free service displays a fraud alert on the screen of a smartphone to alert customers. The call is likely to come from a fraudulent source. Some calls are blocked and not received by your phone.
Verizon officials say that more than 300 million spam and robo-call numbers have been collected so far, but robotic call services often use fake numbers, so the list keeps growing.
Landline phones also have Internet access protection through caller ID.
Verizon says that this feature has marked nearly a billion scams and robo calls since its launch last year.
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Getting rid of those annoying robocalls is much easier with Verizon customers.
According to Forbes, the phone company will soon be offering free blocking tools to its customers.
Verizon already offers a blocking app that costs $ 2.99 a month, but a free version is expected by the end of the month.
Verizon is developing new technologies that analyze incoming calls and visually alert consumers to fake calls on their smartphone.
Since last year, Verizon has identified nearly 300 million numbers associated with spam and robo-calls.
More information about this service can be found here.