New feature coming to Android can stop you from getting ripped off

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Analysts say that 50% of calls received on your mobile phone this year will be spam/scam calls. That means that every time you hear your phone ring, there is a good chance that the call is from someone you don’t know, trying to separate you from your money. The FCC has its STIR and SHAKEN framework to help stop the practice used by spammers and scammers to hijack local numbers for their malicious intent. Why do spammers and scammers do this? Because you are more likely to answer a call if it appears as though it is coming from your area. So far though, only T-Mobile has offered a carrier-based …

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