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Google’s New “Verified Calls” Service Promises Another Type of Spam Call Defense for Android Phone Users (September 14, 2020)

Caller ID was a great tool, at least it was, until the criminals learned to fake it. Google has an interesting new idea that is being rolled out to fight phone spam—verified calls.

“Google is slowly rolling out its new “Verified Calls” service, a kind-of supercharged Caller ID that should at least let Android users know whether the number that’s blowing up your phone is a legitimate business or not. As an added bonus, businesses using the service can even list a reason for calling, which will appear right on your phone’s screen,” according to this post on Lifehacker– Enable Google’s ‘Verified Calls’ on Android With This Setting.