I Hear Robocalls May Finally be Going Away
Call me a skeptic, but I’ll believe it when I see it. I mean, do you remember the ‘No Call List?’ Yeah, what the hell happened to that?
Anyway, I came across a story today on KENS5 that claimed robocalls may soon be a thing of the past. That’s right. Dunzo. Gone. Forever.
But you and I both know better than that because those damn scammers are relentless. They won’t let anything get in the way of their scumbaggery.
However, there’s a new technology out there that ought to slow them down for a bit, anyway. It’s called Stir/Shaken and the FCC required all companies that provide cell phone service to have it put into place by June 30.
So, here we are on July 1 and I haven’t received a robocall one. And it’s been pretty damn nice, if I must say so myself.
How the hell does Stir/Shaken work?
The technology ensures the call is actually coming from the number it says it’s coming from.
The best part about it is that you and I have to do nothing. The technology is built into the network, rather than the phone itself.
Are there ways scammers can get around Stir/Shaken?
Here’s the bad news - all scammers have to do is go out and buy a legitimate 1-800 number. Or they can just go through overseas companies that don’t use the technology.
So, yeah - if you see a call from a number you don’t recognize, don’t answer it.
Same shit, different day.