The UK-based carrier Vodafone has today announced that it will be blocking scam and nuisance calls on it network across the UK.

The carrier says that it has already blocked more than 425,000 scam and nuisance calls in just a day, which is awesome news for customers.

They explained more about it with the following:

While customers may still receive some unwanted calls, Vodafone can now dramatically reduce the volume of nuisance and fraudulent calls terminating on its network. During tests of the new system, Vodafone was able to block more than 425,000 nuisance and scam calls in one day alone. Over that week, the number of nuisance call attempts against its customers dropped to under a thousand as the perpetrators realised their calls could not enter the Vodafone network.

Nuisance calls are typically generated from dialer machines capable of making thousands of simultaneous call attempts per second to vast quantities of mobile numbers across the industry. Often these calls will be made by sophisticated criminal gangs giving false and misleading company names and offering bogus rewards or incentives to trick the recipient into returning a call.

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