Even though I have my mobile number added to the Do Not Call list, I get a dozen spam calls to my phone every week. They are almost always a pre-recorded message from someone named Sally or Sarah telling me that… well, I don’t know what they want to tell me because I always hang up after I hear that it’s a recording. I’ve recently started rejecting calls from numbers I don’t know, but I often wonder if the call was one I should have answered. After today I’ll have a better idea when a call is spammy thanks to Google. They are updating the stock Phone app for Nexus (I am still rocking my Nexus 6P) and Android One devices to show a notice on the screen when a call is suspected of being spam. The new caller ID & spam protection feature is easy to turn on and will even let you to block and report spam calls. The Phone app on my 6P hasn’t been updated yet, but I’m happy to hear about this new feature and can’t wait to try it and report Sally and/or Sarah the next time they call me. For more info check out this page on support.google.com
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