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T-Mobile Partners with CTIA to Implement Branded Caller ID Best Practices

New wireless industry standards combine authenticated Caller ID, STIR/SHAKEN and Rich Call Data (RCD) to protect consumers from scammers and unwanted robocalls
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BELLEVUE, WA., January 18, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Today, T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) announced it is partnering with CTIA, the wireless industry association, to develop best practices for new enhanced Caller ID for businesses. With this new branded caller ID (BCI) solution, businesses and organizations will be able to deliver verified calls that include an easily recognizable Caller ID display — often the organization’s logo — on supported handsets. Those called by a business using BCI could even see the reason for the call, such as billing issues or delivery scheduling.

T-Mobile Releases 2021 Scam and Robocall Report

New network data shows over 116% increase in scam attempts in 2021 and how tools like T‑Mobile’s Scam Shield can keep customers better protected
Summary: 

What’s the news: T-Mobile released its 2021 year-end report on Scams and Robocalls and T-Mobile Scam Shield identified or blocked over 21 billion scam calls — that’s 700 calls identified or blocked every second — in 2021. Overall, scam attempts increased by 116% this year.

Why it matters: Scammers and spammers worked harder than ever in 2021 as scam calls continue to be the number one complaint to the FCC. U.S. wireless customer are projected to lose $29.8 billion this year alone to these bad actors.

Who it’s for: Anyone looking to better protect themselves and their families against scammers.

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What’s the news: T-Mobile released its 2021 year-end report on Scams and Robocalls and T-Mobile Scam Shield identified or blocked over 21 billion scam calls — that’s 700 calls identified or blocked every second — in 2021. Overall, scam attempts increased by 116% this year.

Why it matters: Scammers and spammers worked harder than ever in 2021 as scam calls continue to be the number one complaint to the FCC. U.S. wireless customer are projected to lose $29.8 billion this year alone to these bad actors.

Who it’s for: Anyone looking to better protect themselves and their families against scammers.

T‑Mobile Completes STIR/SHAKEN with ALL Major Carriers to Help Protect Customers from Scams and Spam

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  • What’s the news:  T-Mobile is the first US wireless provider to work with all other major networks – including those with slower 5G networks (which is all of them) – to implement STIR/SHAKEN to fight number spoofing and further protect customers from scammers. With these partnerships, T-Mobile now authenticates calls with wireless and network providers that collectively represent around 98% of wireless customers in the U.S.
  • Why it matters:  Scam calls are returning to pre-pandemic levels as scammers return to call centers across the globe. T-Mobile leads the industry in protecting customers from scam and unwanted robocalls, but wireless companies must work together to authenticate calls coming across networks and help stop these scammers in their tracks.
  • Who it’s for:  Anyone receiving or sending calls on the T-Mobile network.
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  • What’s the news:  T-Mobile is the first US wireless provider to work with all other major networks – including those with slower 5G networks (which is all of them) – to implement STIR/SHAKEN to fight number spoofing and further protect customers from scammers. With these partnerships, T-Mobile now authenticates calls with wireless and network providers that collectively represent around 98% of wireless customers in the U.S.
  • Why it matters:  Scam calls are returning to pre-pandemic levels as scammers return to call centers across the globe. T-Mobile leads the industry in protecting customers from scam and unwanted robocalls, but wireless companies must work together to authenticate calls coming across networks and help stop these scammers in their tracks.
  • Who it’s for:  Anyone receiving or sending calls on the T-Mobile network.

A Security Expert Takes on Phone Scams and How to Avoid Them During COVID-19

Identity theft protection pro Carrie Kerskie says tools like T-Mobile’s Scam Shield and other precautions can help stop fraudsters in their tracks.
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By Jason Adams

When it comes to identity theft, fraud and cyber threats, Carrie Kerskie has seen it all — and then some.

“This stuff can be overwhelming to people,” she says. “In the almost 15 years of working with victims, I’ve actually had two victims commit suicide over it. When it comes to frauds and scams, I’ve seen people who’ve see their entire life savings gone overnight. It can be devastating to people.”

T‑Mobile Unveils Latest Un‑carrier Move: Scam Shield — A Massive Set of Free Solutions to Protect Customers From Rampant Scams and Robocalls

Announces major merger milestone to begin operations under flagship T-Mobile brand across the entire country on August 2
Summary: 
  • What’s the news: T-Mobile’s latest Un-carrier move, Scam Shield, takes on scams and unwanted robocalls with an unparalleled series of bold solutions to protect T-Mobile, Metro by T-Mobile and Sprint customers for free. AT&T and Verizon make millions charging for protection, and the Un-carrier is challenging them to stop profiting from fear. The company will unify under the T-Mobile brand in retail nationwide on August 2, with new plans to bring even more competition to wireless than ever before.
  • Why it matters: Scams and unwanted robocalls are the #1 complaint to the FCC and cost Americans over $10 billion a year. Now scammers are poised to prey on consumers’ growing health and financial fears in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Who it’s for: Anyone who's had it with scams and unwanted robocalls. So, you know, everyone.
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  • What’s the news: T-Mobile’s latest Un-carrier move, Scam Shield, takes on scams and unwanted robocalls with an unparalleled series of bold solutions to protect T-Mobile, Metro by T-Mobile and Sprint customers for free. AT&T and Verizon make millions charging for protection, and the Un-carrier is challenging them to stop profiting from fear. The company will unify under the T-Mobile brand in retail nationwide on August 2, with new plans to bring even more competition to wireless than ever before.
  • Why it matters: Scams and unwanted robocalls are the #1 complaint to the FCC and cost Americans over $10 billion a year. Now scammers are poised to prey on consumers’ growing health and financial fears in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Who it’s for: Anyone who's had it with scams and unwanted robocalls. So, you know, everyone.
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