Why use Metaswitch’s Robocall Blocking Service?
It’s a staggering fact that one in every five calls received today is a robocall.
While spam mail was once the scourge of email inboxes everywhere, email clients and services have become increasingly adept at weeding out undesirable messages. Meanwhile, the telephone service - once the most trusted form of communications - provides almost no protection against unwanted calls.
In this high-tech age, fraudsters remain decidedly low-tech. Telephone scams are on the rise, extorting hundreds of millions of dollars out of subscribers every year. Primarily targeting the elderly, these criminals operate offshore, skirting the law and ignoring do not call lists. Using robocalling techniques to hook targets, en-masse, at little or no cost, these activities can turn a phone call into something to be feared or an annoyance to simply be ignored, rendering a key revenue generating service practically useless.
Determined to address the 200,000-plus complaints filed every year, the FCC together with the network operator and vendor community have formed a Strike Force whose sole aim is combat robocalls.
Network operators can take a leadership role in stopping robocallers with the Robocall Blocking Service from Metaswitch.