Neustar, Inc., a global information services and technology company and provider of identity resolution, is offering landline, mobile, cable and VoIP carriers its Robocall Mitigation service free of charge for the next two months to help protect subscribers from scams related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the company said.
The service is automatically activated on the carrier´s network and takes effect May 15, 2020. The service will alert subscribers to potential spam calls by displaying a message in the Caller ID field on the consumer´s device.
The Federal Communications Commission has noted an increase in illegal robocalls and telemarketing scams as bad actors attempt to capitalize on the crisis and prey on consumers´ concerns. Common scams include offers of free COVID-19 testing or sales of bogus protective equipment, as well as work-from-home opportunities and debt consolidation offers. Authorities are concerned that as the economic uncertainty continues, criminals will begin to implement aggressive and fraudulent debt-collection tactics as well. Though the FCC and the Federal Trade Commission have taken action against the most egregious robocall and spam call violators, a multifaceted approach is needed to combat the problem most effectively.
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