You're About to Get Fewer Robocalls. But Maybe Not for Long.
Telecommunications companies are adopting new technology to kill phone spam - but the spammers may stay a step ahead.
If you think robocall scams have gotten worse lately, you're right. By one reckoning, Americans received 48 billion robocalls last year, up from 30 billion in 2017.
But there's good news: Major telecom companies, including AT&T, Comcast, T-Mobile and Verizon, have announced that they will voluntarily adopt the dual technologies known as Secure Telephone Identity Revisited and Signature-Based Handling of Asserted Information Using Tokens, known collectively as STIR/Shaken.