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Recieved call from AT&T Alert: Fraud Risk

My phone showed AT&T Alert: Fraud Risk  when I answered the caller said my Windows Defender anti-virus program was not working and a $10 charge I had paid, news to me, could be reversed if I connected to Microsoft support by pressing #1. I did not and hung up. Is this warning on the display a new AT&T service?  

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Re: Recieved call from AT&T Alert: Fraud Risk

It is part of the Call Protect App to warn you of scam calls.

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Re: Recieved call from AT&T Alert: Fraud Risk

You can block and block and block and still get the calls because they are generated by a robo caller as soon as you are called the number deletes the only purpose is to funnel your call to a call center

AT&T and telecom companies and with the federal government need to step up and put laws and stiff fines into place for the use of robo callers no good has ever come out of a robo caller so they simply should be outlawed 

I’v been threatened by people from other countries that can barely speak english and the call was generated by a robo caller

we pay for phone service to stay connected to our family, friends and jobs for the most part so where and at what time did we the consumer agree that it was OK to use our paid service for everyone and any one to call for anything 

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Re: Recieved call from AT&T Alert: Fraud Risk

You can block and block and block and still get the calls because they are generated by a robo caller as soon as you are called the number deletes the only purpose is to funnel your call to a call center

AT&T and telecom companies and with the federal government need to step up and put laws and stiff fines into place for the use of robo callers no good has ever come out of a robo caller so they simply should be outlawed 

I’v been threatened by people from other countries that can barely speak english and the call was generated by a robo caller

we pay for phone service to stay connected to our family, friends and jobs for the most part so where and at what time did we the consumer agree that it was OK to use our paid service for everyone and any one to call for anything 

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@Kym9932 wrote:

You can block and block and block and still get the calls because they are generated by a robo caller as soon as you are called the number deletes the only purpose is to funnel your call to a call center

AT&T and telecom companies and with the federal government need to step up and put laws and stiff fines into place for the use of robo callers no good has ever come out of a robo caller so they simply should be outlawed 

I’v been threatened by people from other countries that can barely speak english and the call was generated by a robo caller

we pay for phone service to stay connected to our family, friends and jobs for the most part so where and at what time did we the consumer agree that it was OK to use our paid service for everyone and any one to call for anything 


If these calls are coming from other countries (which many are), what good will laws and penalties do?

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