AT&T to Block Spam & Fraud Calls for New Customers

Tired of calls from unknown numbers? AT&T has a solution, on Tuesday it became the first major U.S. wireless company to automatically block robocalls for its customers and the best of all, it’s free.

How many robocalls do you think were placed last month alone? More than 4.3 billion, both legal and illegal, were placed during the month of June.

In a way similar to how email providers scan for spam messages, robocall blocking uses algorithms and network scanning to identify those pesky unwanted calls.

AT&T says current customers will be notified by text when the service is active, what’s the worst spam or fraud call you’ve answered?

Beyond services like this, what else needs to be done to stop illegal robocalls?