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John Leo Vaeth
31 Jul 2019

seriously, Bob? ?," where in the world did you find that combination in any published literature? take a break from writing and read up on how to.

Posted by:

J Thomas
31 Jul 2019

Bob... My favorite responses to Robo Calls
!. "You are on the air"
2. "They are all dead. but, there is blood
everywhere. What do I do now"

Posted by:

Stu
31 Jul 2019

The system is broken for citizens. Businesses have no morals, and have become parasites. If the FCC did its job, there would be no deficit in the Treasury! I had one local telemarketer (702-213-2867) call 2 landline and 1 cell number, all within 2 minutes on 07/20/19...
I tell all unwanted callers..."Have been registered with the DNC website for 7 years...now I have to get up and report you to the FCC". Which I do...then block them. A waste of my time; and reporting!

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David Mizer
31 Jul 2019

I just use a really loud whistle.

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Jay R
31 Jul 2019

I have not yet taken action. I am waiting on your article about C4 vs fertilizer bombs. I don't know anything about either except for the fact that they have been demonstrably effective.

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Bob K
31 Jul 2019

OK -- so you win in Small Claims court. Just what are your chances of ever collecting anything from these scum bags?

With the NSA making a record of every telephone number called, it seems like a trivial job to report that my number was called at a particular time on a certain date, and for them to identify the source of that call.

Also, seems like maybe telephone service providers be required to limit the number of calls made by a particular telephone number to a reasonable rate per hour. Maybe with an exemption being made for preregistered users.

My telephone provider does a decent job of filtering out these calls. The phone rings once, and that's it. Caller ID is showing probably some wildly wrong information. Still very annoying!

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Paul
31 Jul 2019

I know from experience that you can get judgements in Small Claims court but getting your money can be next to impossible

Posted by:

Stan
31 Jul 2019

The do not call program used to be a great little program. However two years ago Telemarketers started calling again so did collection agents. It's gotten so bad that I stopped answering the phone.

Posted by:

Charley
31 Jul 2019

I have a friend who years ago got so annoyed with junk faxes that he filed numerous actions in small claims and tied up one San Jose small claims court with dozens of suits, many of which he collected on.

He also filed a $2.2 trillion dollar class action lawsuit (yes that trillion with a T).
https://www.wired.com/2004/01/fax-com-still-dodging-legal-slaps/

Posted by:

Sam
31 Jul 2019

I have started logging Robo calls and have received 71 in July. After the second call from the same number, I block that number on my phone.
I suspect they keep changing numbers.

Posted by:

Charlie
31 Jul 2019

Thanks a million for the info.

Posted by:

Bill C
31 Jul 2019

How about the good old answering machine?

I NEVER answer the phone; if they don't leave a message than it wasn't important.

Posted by:

HowardL
31 Jul 2019

Somehow telemarketers have hijacked local phone numbers. These phony numbers appear in Caller ID, so I pick up. I don't know what telemarketers get out of it except a pissed-off noncustomer.

Does anyone here know how a local number is taken over and then used as the calling one?

Howard

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jeff
31 Jul 2019

These calls are vexxing, but most of the calls I get are not from legitimate organizations who cannot be easily taken to small claims court. I mean, if they are spoofing their caller-id number, they are way to ephemeral for me to gather any info that would allow me to take them to court.

What needs to happen is the service providers must be held accountable. The technology exists to make this a non-problem. It just doesn't serve "Big Phona" to do so...yet. The company that actually routes the call to your phone should be liable if they route a call that has not been authenticated. Same with intermediary companies. The company accepting the original call should be held liable if they have not authenticated the call before passing it off. If you get a junk call and it has been authenticated all the way to your phone, you have the info you need to sue the pants off the originator.

Posted by:

Dennis Small
31 Jul 2019

Bob: Yes, the telemarketers are back calling and calling, especially cell numbers.Have you looked into or possibly have enough information to continue your writing about these people who are "skip-jacking" (I believe that is the correct term) where they have identified a one part line with call forwarding feature programmed. Then by calling that number and quickly flashing the switch hook on their end, they are able to engage the second telephone number and dial out of the central office.
The resident with the originating telephone number only hears two or three rings and then nothing on their end. The fraudster has seized the working line and completed a free long distance call and proceeds to ply their craft to unsuspecting elderly customers.

Posted by:

Dave
31 Jul 2019

Go to www.nomorobo.com and get started blocking robocalls. We did it for our landline and most of the robocalls are intercepted. You just enter your phone number and what local phone company provides your service. Not all of them provide the blocking service but ours does. Once you follow the simple setup online, you're done. If it's a robocall our phone rings once and stops. That's all there is to it. The service is free!

Posted by:

Fred
31 Jul 2019

Sorry Bob but this makes no sense at all.
A prior article here was on the same subject more or less.
Readers commented that probably the best solution overall would be to NEVER answer a call from someone you didn't know because that person would realize that you answered thus validating that your number was a good working number. They then sell your working number to a database of robo outfits multiplying the calls from robo monsters.
Folks...just don't answer. If you're not sure, let your answering machine do what it was invented for.

Posted by:

Robinoz
31 Jul 2019

Because of the nuisance of hoax and marketing calls, I abandoned my landline over 10 years ago and now only use my mobile phone (Australia).

Before doing so, I used an answering system to answer every call and then chose the calls I wanted to delete or answer.

Now with the mobile phone, when I get the rare SMS message telling me I've won zillions, I simply block the number. That works for me.

Posted by:

David
31 Jul 2019

All of this is if a company in the USA calls - how many are from the USA? I'll bet less than 1%.
You can't do any of this if they are in Bangladesh etc. which are 99.5% of the calls.
Lets make bank robbery Illegal, then nobody would rob a bank... Same philosophy

Posted by:

Franklin Brown
31 Jul 2019

only problem is that all my calls come from overseas. Multiple times I have asked him where they are from and they always say Georgia. The only way to stop the calls is to block overseas calling. They've even figured out how to put a local phone number in. When you dial it, it doesn't go anywhere.

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