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FCC proposes $10 Million fine for spoofed robocalls



On Thursday, 19 December, 2019 12:54, Dan Hollis
<goemon at sasami.anime.net> wrote:

>Fact is the telcos make lots of money off spoofed robocalls so they
have
>zero incentive to stop the practice.

That is an easy one to solve.  The telco simply needs to provide a free
"Call Screening" service that you can activate on your line such that
the telco terminates all calls with a message "Please enter <random
three digit number> to ring the subscriber line".  No valid code,
disconnect the call.  They still get to charge a termination fee to
whomever handed the call to them.

Additional features (whitelisting/blacklisting) available for extra
charge.

>On Thu, 19 Dec 2019, Keith Medcalf wrote:
>
>>
>> "CallerID" is a misnomer.  It is actually the "Advertized ID".
>However, the telco's realized you would not pay to receive advertizing
so
>they renamed it to something they thought you would pay for.
>>
>> Pretty canny business model eh?  And apparently y'all fell for it,
>thinking it was related to the Identification of the Caller, rather
than
>being what the caller wished to advertize.
>>
>> --
>> The fact that there's a Highway to Hell but only a Stairway to Heaven
>says a lot about anticipated traffic volume.


-- 
The fact that there's a Highway to Hell but only a Stairway to Heaven
says a lot about anticipated traffic volume.