Canadians Have More Protection Against Scam Calls


As of Thursday Canadians have access to a call blocking system that better protects themselves against unsolicited and illegitimate calls.

The CRTC required telecommunications service providers to implement this system within their networks by December 19, 2019.

With the implementation of this system, calls with caller identification (caller ID) information that either exceeds 15 digits or does not conform to a number that can be dialed (for example, 000-000-0000) will be blocked before reaching the subscriber.

Providers that offer their subscribers call filtering services, which provide more advanced call management features, will not have to implement call blocking.


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