UK PHONE NETWORKS TO BLOCK SCAM CALLS FROM ABROAD

On 25 October, the Guardian reported that phone providers are to automatically block online calls from abroad that are made to look as if they come from UK numbers, as part of efforts to crack down on a rise in foreign scams.  It is also reported that the regulator was also considering whether customers should be forced to show ID when buying multiple sim cards, which can be used by fraudsters to send millions of text messages to victims.

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/oct/25/uk-phone-networks-scam-calls-abroad

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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