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VERIFY: Yes, dialing #662# blocks incoming scam calls on certain cell phone carriers

A recent viral meme says dialing #662# on your phone deactivates all potential scam calls

Our Verify team is committed to giving you the facts on those viral claims you see online. 

If you're like most people, you probably fume when you get those pesky scam calls to your phone. However, a recent viral meme says dialing #662# on your phone deactivate all potential scam calls! 

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So our Verify team started investigating to find out whether or not this is true. 

Our researchers dug up this press release from March 2017 when T-Mobile first introduced their Scam ID and Scam Block technology in an industry-wide effort to fight robocalling, led by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai.

Customers can enable the feature by dialing pound key then #662# or turning on free scam blocking in the name ID app. To disable scam blocking, dial #632#.

If you have scam block, incoming scam calls display "ScamLikely" and are immediately blocked on the network, so you never see the call.

It's important to know dialing 662 to block incoming spam calls only works on T-Mobile and Metro PCS by T-Mobile phones. 

If you have a different wireless carrier like Verizon or AT&T, however, they have their own free apps that alerts you to suspected incoming spam and fraud calls before you answer. 

Verizon has the caller name ID app and AT&T has the Call Protect app. 

In conclusion, this dialing 662 feature does indeed blocks spam calls but only on T-Mobile and Metro PCS phones.