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OffTopic: Telecom Fraud
- Subject: OffTopic: Telecom Fraud
- From: dovid at telecurve.com (Dovid Bender)
- Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2019 15:55:43 -0400
I am wondering if a bit of public shaming may help. I every so often get
calls from the "verizon wireless fraud prevention dept". It's scammers
calling me (and others) telling them there was fraud on their account. This
gets people worked up and fooled into giving out data that they normally
wouldn't. This allows the fraudsters to then order devices under the
victims name. They spoof their caller ID to that of Verizons. I understand
there is currently no fix (though lets hope that SHAKEN/STIR fixes it one
day). but at the very least why can't Verizon drop these calls at their
edge. If they see the B-Number as being their client and the A number being
theirs but coming from elsewhere why can't they just drop the call?
If anyone has any insight I would love to hear it.
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