By the end of May, Americans had received almost 22 billion robocalls this year alone. Starting Wednesday, the number of robocalls you receive should decrease as the FCC will mandate Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Comcast to use Stir/Shaken, a technical protocol and framework that creates a call verification system that makes it harder for scammers to hide their phone number. The program was created in late 2019, and the date to comply is June 30, 2021.
Robocalls should decrease, but don’t expect them to stop altogether. Some carriers are already using Stir/Shaken, and scammers are likely to come up with ways to get around this new system.
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