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Elnsie
09 Apr 2018

Recently I've been getting calls from Dell's caller ID. When I call the number back, I get Dell, but they say they didn't call me. It's really scary to do realize the scammers can use a legitimate caller ID. I can't block it because I have a Dell computer. BTW s a criminal defense attorney, let me tell you it's a lot harder to sell lack of requisite intent to a jury than existence. Using a fake ID would result in a presumption of intent. However, I'd guess these people are in India, based on accent, making it diffiult to find and prosecute them. Since they never have success with me, I'd wish they take me off their list.

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Joe R.
09 Apr 2018

Yew, such spoof calls should be banned. I receive them all the time. Seems like the will, technology and backup to pursue them may all be problems.

Posted by:

Joe
09 Apr 2018

If you're using voip, nomorobo.com will hang up on calls from known spammers for you. I simply never pick up on the first ring, as known spammers never get past one ring.

Posted by:

Jim
09 Apr 2018

"DON'T BE A STATISTIC!" calls.

...I'd like to make the people who keep leaving voicemails for some sort of medical ID bracelet a "statistic".

Annoying creeps.

Posted by:

Diane Wendorf
09 Apr 2018

I decided to put my cell phone on do not call list, even though i wasn't getting any robo calls, etc.. Wrong decision! The next day I started getting those calls.

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Dave
09 Apr 2018

I simply don't answer ANY calls that do not show up with a name, not number, that I recognize. If it's important they'll either leave a message or call back immediately, at which time I will answer.

I also have all my lines registered with the National Do Not Call list and when I get any sales call I immediately report it to this list, not that it does much good.

I also use NoMoRobo and it works very good but some calls, especially "local" calls, get through. I report all these bogus numbers to them also.

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SharonH
09 Apr 2018

My VOIP company has its own blacklist. People can add to it and also block certain numbers. I also have a personal block list. I am given three choices as to the response, one of which is a somewhat nasty reply.

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Charley
09 Apr 2018

Unfortunately, the way the technology works, there is currently no way to for the phone companies to verify Caller ID. In the old days when everything was a landline, the phone company always knew the number that was making a call (based on the wire pair the call came from) and could forward it on to the called party. But with International calling systems, Voice Over IP (VOIP) and other technologies, the phone companies just have to believe whatever they are told from the caller. It would require a major redesign of the entire telephone system to have a verified Caller ID.

The FTC has had a contest for years to come up with a solution. See: https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2013/04/ftc-announces-robocall-challenge-winners

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Lee
09 Apr 2018

Since last year when I stayed at a hotel in VA I have been getting calls from "Hi this is .... You stayed at a resort and we would like to offer you...[and they never shut up]" I say "NO" about 10 times and hang up. A week later (different number) :"Hi this is....You stayed...." I am VERY annoyed! and would never stay at one of their resorts. (My hotel was NOT a resort)

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Ken Mitchell
09 Apr 2018

I've never gotten a call from "Heather at Account Services." However, "Lisa at card member services" calls me all the time - and I block every number. Someday that may bite me, but I don't much care.

Posted by:

Frank Sanor
09 Apr 2018

Hello, Good (part of the day). You are on the air. What do you have to tell our audience? My phone as a cellphone is a radio so they are on the air. I am listening so they have an audience. Usually I just get a click and silence. If I do not know the number this is what you will get.

Posted by:

NiteCat
09 Apr 2018

Robo calls will not stop until the governement starts going after the phone/cell companies too. They make a lot of money from the use of their lines/bandwidth. And there are simple fixes already in place for violations of the Robo-calling misuse if anyone would care to enforce them.

Anyway, since the advent of caller ID, I've never answered a call I didn't recognize. Let it go to voicemail or block it. I keep my contact list up to date with new numbers, so I don't generally miss important calls.

I just wish my cell company would let me put more than 10 numbers at a time on my call reject list without paying them or someone else more money to do it. That's what fry's me...I have to pay to correct someone elses violation of a law.

Posted by:

RandiO
09 Apr 2018

I don't think the shovel that we (individually? collectively?) used to dig this 6-foot robocall-trench becomes the responsibility of the federal government (and/or FTC) to resolve.
Especially remembering that Feds end up straddling the fence due to multiple vested interests that are at play; as has been previously proven many times over. Just like the data/privacy breaches that have come to light with the likes of Equifax, Facebook, et al (... and soon Google).
"Please leave a name/#/message and I will return your call promptly. Thank you!"
*82, over and out.

Posted by:

snert
09 Apr 2018

if i don't recognize the number, i'm not home!!!

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David B
09 Apr 2018

5 to 10 times each day for a few weeks now, I receive a call from "No Caller ID." I do not answer, but it is frustrating not to be able to block the caller. I have considered answering just to find out who is calling, but I am not that curious. Woops, as I type this, I am getting another one. Help!

Posted by:

The Other Al
09 Apr 2018

Not if their systems require a person to see if the call is answered. If so, is there a law against blowing a VERY SHRILL whistle into the phone?

Posted by:

Bob K
09 Apr 2018

My take on the Do Not Call list: You can subscribe to this list (for money, no?) and receive a list of probably good numbers to call. Saves placing calls to many numbers, randomly, that may not exist.

The local phoney company does have the ability to trace some calls back to the originator. But I have to enter a * service number immediately. And, they will charge me for initiating this request, and will only turn over the information to the local police.

Posted by:

Kenneth Heikkila
09 Apr 2018

Not sure how RandiO figures it is my (collective) fault I get upwards of a dozen unwanted robo and other unsolicited phone calls a day on the 2 cell lines and one landline I pay for.
Not answering unknown numbers is fine, but why do I deserve the aggravation of listening to the phone ring multiple times, multiple times a day?
Block the numbers? On the cell I can, but the next day (or five minutes later) I just get another one a digit higher. And what about when they are spoofing real people's numbers?
The FCC certainly has a responsibility to protect the public from harassment on the airwaves. Blacklist or whitelist is only good for numbers that are unassigned and then only until they are assigned. Call one back sometime and get the message- the phone companies certainly can tell you that and do.
I do not believe Charlie's assertion the the technology doesn't exist to verify whether a number is spoofed or not. I do believe the phone companies should be responsible to protect their customers from harassment and only if there is a government wielded stick will they ever begin to do so.

Posted by:

GuitarRebel
09 Apr 2018

Almost everyone knows no to answer calls from toll-free or unfamiliar area code numbers, but it's easy to get fooled when someone spoofs your area code and the first three digits after that.
A good rule of thumb that works for me 100% of the time is this; If I answer, I give 2 seconds after I say "Hello" to get a response. By the 3rd second, I've already disconnected the call.
The reason for this is that spammers and other unscrupulous telemarketers use software to forward a live (answered) call to an agent. This process takes at least 3-4 seconds.
If they call back, it's voicemail purgatory for them.

Posted by:

Bill
09 Apr 2018

I don't know how many people this has happened to but I have received a robo call that I answered because the caller ID showed the number of a friend of mine in another state !! Now THAT'S sophisticated scamming.

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