T-Mobile has identified 15 billion scam calls for customers to date

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T-Mobile confirmed a few months ago that it had identified 10 billion scam calls for customers, and now T-Mo has hit another milestone.

T-Mobile has warned customers about 15 billion “Scam Likely” calls since launching its Scam ID and Scam Block features in March 2017. At the current rate, T-Mo is identifying one billion scam calls every month, or 23,000 every minute. T-Mobile also announced today that it’s blocked 3.5 billion scam calls to date.

Scam ID and Scam Block are both free features. Every postpaid T-Mobile subscriber and Metro by T-Mobile customer gets Scam ID included, which will show “Scam Likely” on an incoming call if it’s suspected to be spam. If you don’t want spam calls to even reach your phone, you can enable Scam Block for free by dialing #662# on your T-Mobile phone. You can turn it off by dialing #632#.

Powering T-Mobile’s scam fighting features is AI and machine learning tech that analyzes each call and to examine their “fingerprint” and behavior to detect scams. Using this knowledge, T-Mo’s Scam ID and Scam Block protections update every 4-6 minutes so that you’re protected against the latest scam calls.

Are you using Scam ID or Scam Block?

Source: T-Mobile

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  • monkeysoup

    About 25% of calls that I received marked as “Scam Likely” are actually legitimate. This includes calls originating from my local military hospital. Two of my daughters’ phones were also tagged as scammers and blocked, even though both are in my contact list and both are T-Mobile customers (one is even on my account).

    • GeoGuy17

      It is likely someone is using (spoofing) those numbers or that block of numbers to scam people. VA hospital numbers are known for being spoofed on caller ID to get people to pick up that may recognize it as a legitimate number.

  • Brandon

    I’ve noticed that a lot of the spam calls that I get, are from AT&T numbers.

    • John-Paul Hunt

      Turns off light in the dark. goes into home.

  • Philip

    I feel the spam calling is worst than ever. What happened to the Do Not Call List?

    • dcmanryan

      Scammers don’t follow rules.

  • JG

    Why is the Galaxy S10 (and maybe 1 or 2 other Samsung phones) the only ones capable of using SHAKEN/STIR?

    Obviously, given
    Every postpaid T-Mobile subscriber and Metro by T-Mobile customer gets Scam ID included, which will show “Scam Likely” on an incoming call if it’s suspected to be spam.
    T-Mobile doesn’t have to rely on individual OEMs pushing updates to each individual phone in order to let customers know an incoming call is suspect… They’re already doing just that with EVERY phone on their network.

  • Dharharr

    15B calls is a lot, but there’s still plenty of work to do. I still get calls for debts I don’t have, bills I apparently never paid, cruise giveaways and warranty services.

    Have a hayday and use the Jolly Rogers telephone service for some hilarious experiences with telemarketers and scammers. Look them up and have fun!