My iPhone Says “Scam Likely”: Here’s Why It Happens!

Your iPhone says “Scam Likely” and you’re not sure why. Don’t worry — your iPhone isn’t at risk and you haven’t mistakenly created a new contact. In this article, I’ll explain why it says “Scam Likely” on your iPhone in the Phone app.

Why Does My iPhone Say “Scam Likely”?

Your iPhone says “Scam Likely” because your wireless carrier introduced a new feature called Scam ID or Scam Lock that automatically changes the caller ID from the phone number to “Scam Likely” if the number calling is a known or suspected scammer.

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Why Do I Have A Missed Call From “Scam Likely”?

If you receive but don’t answer a phone call from a number that has been flagged as “Scam Likely”, it will still show up under the Recents tab in the Phone app on your iPhone or Android. If you want to delete the missed call, swipe the number from right to left in the Phone app and tap the red Delete button.

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Not Just An iPhone Issue!

iPhone users aren’t the only ones receiving phone calls from “Scam Likely”. Wireless providers such as T-Mobile are also warning Android owners of these potential calls from phone scammers.

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Can I Just Block All Calls From “Scam Likely”?

If T-Mobile is your wireless provider, you can block all calls from numbers that are flagged as “Scam Likely”. Check out our article How Do I Block Calls From “Scam Likely”? Here’s The Real Solution! to learn how.

Go Away, Scammers!

We hope we were able to help clear up any confusion you had about why “Scam Likely” was showing up on your iPhone or Android. Now that you know what’s going on with your iPhone, make sure to share this article social media with your family and friends so they don’t get confused when they receive a phone call from “Scam Likely”. Thanks for reading this article and remember to always Payette Forward.

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so answer the dang call, and if it’s someone trying to sell fraudulent goods or elicit your payment information, report it to the do not call registry and get them fined $11k per call. if it’s a legit call talk to them. either way, you *never* give out payment information to someone who calls you on the phone. period.

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I’m with Metro PCS and I’m getting to maney skam likely what do I do in this case

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Hey There David,
Just wanted to “PAYETTE FORWARD”
With a Huge THANK YOU!
The “SCAM LIKELY” calls are by the 20sX20
A Day, ALL DAY…MAN ITS A REAL PAIN IN MY HEAD TO SEE AN HEAR THIS!!
This is Really Great! THANKS AGAIN DARLIN!! K an remember
TOO ALWAYS “PAYETTE FORWARD”

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I don’t have Iphone, and I have service just call and txt. I can’t believed, but I have trouble with Scam Likely…

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My Uber driver came up Scam Likely the other night so this is not a perfect science.

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l gotta call every day 10 times how can l stop this

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I have been getting these calls for weeks sometime s 10 a day I block them still get them from a different. # and different state . H own do. I get them to stop ? ITS bulls***!

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I never answer any phone number that’s not already in my contacts list. And if I get a legitimate call from someone who actually wants to talk to me personally, they will bother to leave a message. So pretty much all cals to my phone are scam calls, unless otherwise.

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I had a phone call in the airplain travelling from Puerto Rico to JFK airport NYC, “SCAM LIKELY”., After my investigation in the computer, I found that this call was “SCAMMERS” I learned something today, it is a spam.

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This Scam Likely thing is flagging legit companies and the people using this system could probably be sued for defamation of character, and other things due to the harm it is doing to legitimate businesses.

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I acidentally answered a Potential Fraud call. Is there anything I should do?

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I made stupid mistake by ordering Zuckerberg & wife’s face cream -“free sample -just pay postage.” I received it, was nice, til I got my Visa bill with $181 charges from 3 different scammers. They were labelled “Scam Likely” but I didn’t know what happened til I got my Visa bill. Don’t ever order anything from a pop-up ad!!! Mark F..kerberg!!!

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I had a phone call today marked “Scam Likely”. I didn’t answer the call.

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[…] Some wireless providers such as T-Mobile have created a new scam ID technology that automatically labels a potentially dangerous caller as “Scam Likely”. PrivacyStar, a company that helps mobile phone users avoid unwanted phone calls, also assisted in creating this scam filtering program. To read more about this new feature, check out our article called My iPhone Says “Scam Likely”: Here’s Why It Happens! […]

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Sounds like a plan. Zuckerberg scares me (senior citizen) so I dumped Facebook. Miss you. Please tell me how to come back without FB.