What is Scam Likely & How do you block calls from them?
This article represents the method of using Scam ID features on iPhone. In this article, I will be giving you the complete guide about how you can block calls which show up as Scam Likely on your mobile device.
The feature, Scam ID feature was mainly introduced to spread awareness about scam calls for iPhone users. It helps user block scam likely calls so that users can prevent the occurrence of any scam. In this article, you will learn how to block calls by using scam ID feature.
What is Scam Likely?
Scam Likely is basically a tag given to the number which is suspicious and analyzed as an insecure call. Whenever someone tries to call you, the nation’s-largest wireless checks that number whether it matches with the database which contains the list of scam phone numbers, if the number matches with any of the reported scam numbers, then it will automatically appear as a Scam Likely tag on your mobile device screen.
The reason that your caller id shows such tag is that it will eventually prevent you from picking up the call. There could be a possibility that after seeing the number, you tend to pick up the call. Therefore, displaying Scam Likely tag will protect you from likely scam. I will be explaining more about Scam Likely later in this article.
What and Who is Scam Likely?
T-Mobile and Metro PCS , popular wireless carrier; have developed a new feature that is called Scam ID. This feature protects users from fraudsters and scammers who try to deceive users with the scam calls. Whenever any fraudster calls you, Scam ID automatically detects that number, and instead of displaying number, it will show a tag “Scam Likely.”
Scam caller ID has another unique feature which enables the user to block calls before answering incoming calls. This feature is called Scam Block. This implies that the fraudster will never be able to reach out to your device, and you will be completely protected from the occurrence of scam calls.
The ‘Scam likely’ feature is a great example of how companies like T-Mobile and Metro PCS are trying harder in order to match up with the advancement of technology and protect their potential users from such dangers called scam calling. More importantly, these companies have released this feature for free.
How Scam Likely Work?
Scam Likely has already stored numbers which were previously reported as scam numbers. So, whenever any scammer calls you, Scam likely runs an important process in which it will analyze the number by matching it with the numbers which are stored in the database.
If the incoming number matches with any of the scam numbers, it will tag that number as a ‘Scam Likely.’ Your carrier is the one that identifies such numbers and tags them as “Scam Likely.” Eventually, it will only display Scam Likely tag instead of the number on your mobile devices, including iPhone and Android.
According to IRS, these scams calls are basically done by people who pretend to be another person and try to deceive you by giving you unnecessary offers which can trap you in many ways.
For example, Many American have experienced tax scam in which fraudster tried to deceive people by filing a fake tax return. In order to take it to the next stage, they asked people to provide personal information such as social security number, which would have given them access to people’s bank account.
How do I Block Scam Likely Numbers?
After receiving so many scam likely numbers, it is obvious that you would get frustrated. In addition to that, you will look for a solution to block those numbers completely. However, it is possible that regular numbers would also be displayed as a scam likely numbers because technology is still not up to the mark.
Following that, you need to block numbers manually. Reason being, your carrier knows that a normal number also may appear as a Likely Scam number, and due to this specific reason, it will not automatically block the number. The reason for showing ‘Likely’ suggests that the incoming number is not the exact number that tries to scam you, but it could be.
If you own T-Mobile, then you can manually enter short codes in order to block scam calls. You can also enter shortcodes on your dialler if you are on a carrier such as AT&T, Virgin, and Verizon.
To block Scam Calls, follow the mentioned steps below:
- Launch your dialler
- Dial #ONB# or you can dial #662#
- Now you need to place a call on this code
- In order to disable the scam block, you need to dial #787# and place call on the code
There is another app called Mr.Number which lets you block the scam number if you don’t use T-Mobile. The main highlight of this app is that you can block not only calls but also text messages. In addition, you can also block code of the entire area. This app includes all the rejected number in its database, which enables users to avoid unwanted calls which could be scam numbers.
We hope this article will help you to block scam numbers on your Android and iOS devices. If you have any queries regarding Android and iOS, let us know in the comment section below. We will try our best to give you the most convenient and feasible solution for all your queries.