Scam calls are nothing new, but are definitely annoying and scary if you happen to be on the receiving end of one. T-Mobile recently rolled out a new feature called Scam ID that will notify customers directly on their screen when they call they are receiving is likely a scam.
Customers also have the ability to block these calls from coming through at all using Scam Block, although users run the rare risk of inadvertently blocking calls that they want to receive! The service is currently only available for T-Mobile customers and is included in all postpaid plans at no additional charge.
If you don't have T-Mobile and want to avoid scams, there are still options to help stop those scammers in their tracks. AT&T customers can download the phone company's free Call Protect app, which also displays a warning on the incoming call screen when it's suspected of scam. There are also a number of free apps available for both iOS and Android that work to put an end to these pesky fraudulent calls. Scam-blocker or not, it's always important to avoid answering calls from phone numbers you don't recognize and to never give out personal information over the phone!