Crowd-Sourced Call Identification and Suppression
The recommended system thereby would provide a means whereby users can make reports of spam calls as well as ask if others have reported a caller as a spammer. While the first few people called would get spammed, after a sufficient number of reports are made, further calls would be blocked.
The recommended system would work on most types of telephonic platforms - smartphones, some feature phones, POTS lines, VoIP, PBX, and telephony providers - through the use of software and optional inline hardware. In addition to crowd-sourced blacklisting, we also recommend a means to whitelist specific numbers so that, for example, emergency calls will always go through.