Video: On Your Side: Robocal Blocker App.
On Your Side: Robocal Blocker App
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 04:59:53 +0000On Your Side: Robocal Blocker App.On Your Side: Robocal Blocker Apphttp://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12507/6851006?cpt=8&wpid=2637KLAS Las Vegas, NVif you're sick of robocalls, you're not alone. according to the you mail robocall database.. a robocall was placed 845 times every second in the month of january. ((dave courvoisier)) but there may be a new way to stop some of them. consumer advocate michelle mortensen has the scoop. ((michelle mortensen)) robocalls are rampant. 2.3 billion were placed in january alone. the numbers are crazy. but .. you might be able to cut them down if they come in on your smart phone and at&t is your provider. at&t released something called the call protect app. it boats that it will automatically vet incoming calls and make sure they're not associated with robocall scams. if a call is flagged as being suspect, you'll get a warning on your incoming call screen. that call will then go into limbo along with other calls listed as suspected robocalls. if you believe a call has been incorrectly flagged as spam, you have the option to let it through. there's also a reporting function that lets you alert at&t if an unsuspecting spam call does slip through. then they'll know to flag that number going forward. the new app only works on the following devices now if you are bothered by robocalls on your landline ... there are options for you as well. there are blockers available through companies like nomorobo and youmail. ((michelle mortensen)) >> ((denise valdez)) >>> thanks for watching 8 news now at five... the valley's news leader. don't