Archived material Access restricted Article
Rantburg

Today's Front Page   View All of Sat 11/17/2018 View Fri 11/16/2018 View Thu 11/15/2018 View Wed 11/14/2018 View Tue 11/13/2018 View Mon 11/12/2018 View Sun 11/11/2018
1
2018-11-17 Cyber
Senate bill takes aim at illegal robocalls
Archived material is restricted to Rantburg regulars and members. If you need access email fred.pruitt=at=gmail.com with your nick to be added to the members list. There is no charge to join Rantburg as a member.
Posted by Besoeker 2018-11-17 08:50|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6469 views ]  Top

#1 I'd suggest the death penalty for those spam calls from "local" spoofed numbers. I hate them
Posted by Frank G 2018-11-17 09:04||   2018-11-17 09:04|| Front Page Top

#2 I'd suggest the death penalty for those spam calls from "local" spoofed numbers.

Much too lenient.


Posted by Besoeker 2018-11-17 09:13||   2018-11-17 09:13|| Front Page Top

#3 I suggest they pay me for every minute of my time. Starting when the phone rings.
Posted by BrerRabbit 2018-11-17 09:15||   2018-11-17 09:15|| Front Page Top

#4 The telephone companies could get rid of these overnight if they wanted. They come from overseas with spoofed numbers. But they don't want to get rid of them because they're profitable.
Posted by Herb McCoy 2018-11-17 09:20||   2018-11-17 09:20|| Front Page Top

#5 Herb is right. If the government fined the telecompanies $10,000 per every spoofed call, they would fix it right quick.
Posted by DarthVader 2018-11-17 09:32||   2018-11-17 09:32|| Front Page Top

#6 But if you fix this, what's Vonage going to do?
Posted by ed in texas 2018-11-17 09:48||   2018-11-17 09:48|| Front Page Top

#7 I still don't have unlimited calls on my cell, which they are not supposed to robocall anyway (in addition to being on the useless 'Do Not Call' list). And now they spoof being from our house phone, so I kind of have to answer them. Plus, if I don't my mailbox gets filled fast. Am grandfathered in to a good data plan, though when they stop that I will probably cancel the account and start over with a new number.
Posted by Glenmore 2018-11-17 10:24||   2018-11-17 10:24|| Front Page Top

#8 While they're at it, I wish they'd put some teeth into the "stop sending me credit card applications" list. Capitol One delenda est.
Posted by PBMcL 2018-11-17 11:25||   2018-11-17 11:25|| Front Page Top

#9 Spoofing of phone numbers is made possible by the phone companies. All I could do to retaliate was to cancel my land line.
Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418 2018-11-17 12:29||   2018-11-17 12:29|| Front Page Top

#10 Cosmetic. This will have all the impact of the "Do Not Call" list.
Posted by Tiny Phomolet6453 2018-11-17 14:12||   2018-11-17 14:12|| Front Page Top

#11 The phone number spoofing capability is what lets SWATters pull their stunts. The continued failure of phone companies to end this "feature" makes them accessories to acts that get people killed.

It's time to start charging them appropriately.
Posted by Rob Crawford 2018-11-17 17:31||   2018-11-17 17:31|| Front Page Top

#12 #11 - Exactly
Posted by Frank G 2018-11-17 18:37||   2018-11-17 18:37|| Front Page Top

#13 No, no - wait!

We will get an "interagency working group -- which would be made up of both federal agencies and state entities -- would be tasked with providing Congress with recommendations"

They'll do something useful about the time the National Debt is erased.
Posted by Bobby 2018-11-17 19:31||   2018-11-17 19:31|| Front Page Top

#14 True story: after I cancelled my landline, I was trying to straighten out my final bill with AT&T. Got nowhere with the regular 800 customer support line. I called my state's public utility commission, and they referred me to the "executive customer support line" -- a different 800 number which indeed seemed to work better. That AT&T operator later asked me the number I was calling from - she said her Caller ID wasn't working.
Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418 2018-11-17 20:54||   2018-11-17 20:54|| Front Page Top

#15 What's wrong with picking up the phone, unleashing a massive burp and hanging up on them? That's how I deal with that crap. Granted I picked that up from Howard Stern, but still...
Posted by Raj 2018-11-17 21:32||   2018-11-17 21:32|| Front Page Top

#16 
https://hackaday.com/2018/11/12/hello-and-please-dont-hang-up-the-scourge-of-robocalls/
Posted by james  2018-11-17 23:06|| http://idontknowbut.blogspot.com  2018-11-17 23:06|| Front Page Top

23:41 james
23:21 Zenobia Floger6220
23:15 Zenobia Floger6220
23:06 james
22:22 newc
21:53 newc
21:45 trailing wife
21:35 newc
21:33 Anomalous Sources
21:32 Raj
21:28 newc
21:24 Raj
21:18 newc
20:54 Anguper Hupomosing9418
19:49 Burma Shave
19:31 Bobby
19:14 gorb
19:05 Alaska Paul
18:37 Frank G
18:32 Zenobia Floger6220
18:26 Alaska Paul
18:19 Anomalous Sources
18:08 jpal
18:04 jpal
Merry-Go-Blog










Paypal:
Google
Search WWW Search rantburg.com