Here’s everything you need to know about Universal Call Blocking and how it will impact you, including protecting you from unsafe calls.
What is Universal Call Blocking (UCB)?
Universal Call Blocking is a CRTC mandate (CRTC decision 2018-484) to block all incoming voice calls that have malformed calling line ID information. This applies to all Canadian service providers. Malformed calling line ID information contains telephone numbers that do not comply with North American or International numbering plans.
Why am I still receiving spam calls from numbers that appear legitimate?
Universal Call Blocking only blocks calls with malformed calling line IDs. Unfortunately this may not stop all spam calls. Check out this article for more information on how to protect yourself against spam calls.