T-Mobile Launches New Fraud Prevention Technology to Protect Subscribers from Robocallers and Fake Numbers

By Anna Breuer on 8 November 2018
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DSC_302 (1)T-Mobile USA announced it is introducing new fraud-prevention technology that will prevent mobile subscribers from receiving calls from spoofed numbers as well as from robocallers.

The practice of altering the calling number of a telephone call is known as spoofing.

“It’s estimated that by 2019, nearly half of all calls to mobile phones will be scam attempts,” said T-Mobile CEO John Legere.

The self-described “Uncarrier” is the first to announce readiness to implement an industry standard that will block robocallers and spoofed calling numbers called STIR (Secure Telephony Identity Revisited) and SHAKEN (Secure Handling of Asserted information using toKENs).

T-Mobile called for other mobile operators in the United States to join it in adopting the new standard.

“When the other guys join us in adopting STIR/SHAKEN standards, every consumer will be even better protected,” said Legere.

It also announced it has implemented new spoof identification technology that will block spoofed calls at the network level before such a call reaches a subscriber’s mobile phone.

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