A Colorado Communications Center in Durango recently encountered an issue where their non-emergency lines were being marked as SPAM RISK. The problem had been reported by both citizens and officers. This posed not only the normal problem of people avoiding SPAM calls but an additional layer to navigate is if phones have been set up to automatically refuse SPAM calls. Testing was done on different cellular platforms and on several carriers, determining it was only happening with AT&T phone users.

Durango/La Plata Emergency Communications Center listed the issue on an AT&T Forum (can be viewed here). The resolution was to add all non-emergency numbers, including the agency website to ensure they were not flagged as SPAM, to this website.

The Interim Director reported all has been fixed. If you are experiencing a similar issue, view the AT&T forum for details and consider their course of action for resolution.