Phone companies to use ‘shaken and stir’ technology to combat robocalls


RALEIGH, NC (WNCN) – Robocalls vary from selling services to scamming you out of your money and many originate overseas and are hard to trace because the caller is using a fake phone number.

Under the agreement, the phone companies will use technology called “shaken and stir.”

It’s a like a digital fingerprint that will ensure the number you see on the caller ID is actually the number that is calling you—not a spoofed number.

The agreement phone companies’ are promising includes a few things, one of which is to provide call blocking technology at no charge.

CBS 17 consumer investigator Steve Sbraccia will have more on CBS 17 News at 5.

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