The National Communications Commission (NCC) has worked with telecom carriers to introduce new technology to block foreign fraudulent calls in an effort to stop them. Within three days of the new technology's deployment, 430,000 allegedly fraudulent calls were successfully intercepted.
The NCC emphasized that 90% of the fraudulent calls recorded by the 165 anti-fraud hotlines included faking an international phone number before phoning Taiwan. To deceive the public, the phone numbers all begin with "+886" and appear to be financial institutions or government offices in Taiwan. In order to prohibit international fraudulent calls, the NCC works with the telecom providers' "International Private Branch Exchange " equipment to establish software settings.
NCC and telecoms firms collaborate on the development of innovative technology to stop international scam calls.Photo provided by NCC
Additionally, NCC highlighted that regular traffic needs won't ever be obstructed. Only foreign counterfeit numbers are subject to this ban. Those who make international calls to Taiwan will not be impacted. No complaints regarding obstructed calls have been filed thus far.
Also being planned by NCC is the voice warning, which is scheduled to be launch in October of this year. The general public will hear a voice alerting them to be on the lookout for fraud before connecting if they receive a call from a foreign country.