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An Introduction to STIR-SHAKEN
October 7, 2020 at 6:00 AM
what is STIR/SHAKEN?

Robocalls, spam calls, spoof calls—whatever you’d like to call them—have become increasingly common and problematic in the past few years. Whether you receive a call from a criminal or one of the countless robocallers out there, the intent is the same: they call in an attempt to deceive the recipient. There are a few ways this happens, but one of the most common ways is the criminal changing the number from which they’re calling to appear as though it is a recognized number.

Because these types of calls have become so prevalent, the FCC has mandated that STIR-SHAKEN protocols be adopted by all major U.S. phone companies by June 30, 2021, and smaller carriers by June 30,