The cell phone rings — not so common an occurrence on a Sunday, as was the case with this particular call — and the Caller ID crawl reads: “Scam Likely 1-215-399-9855.” This number apparently belongs to a sketchy carpet cleaner near Philadelphia which would clearly have no reason to call me here. Apparently this is T-Mobile’s way of telling me these guys are indeed sketchy:
With Scam ID you’ll instantly see when calls come in from known scammers. Only T-Mobile has built this protection right into the network, and it will work automatically on all phones with Caller ID. There’s nothing to install and Scam ID is included in all postpaid plans at no additional charge.
Now if only the landline providers could be persuaded to do the same. (The same weasels later dialed in on my landline, identified as “Private Call.”)