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Subject: Re: FCC proposes $10 Million fine for spoofed robocalls
In-Reply-To: <CAP-guGU-QFK0C0k=6zD70z0v_qhuqNYB9Yzd_3qaC7BNC_Ke4w at mail.gmail.com>

On Thu, Dec 19, 2019 at 11:34:48AM -0800, William Herrin wrote:
> I don't want to start an arms race with the spam callers, I want to
> end it. That means: jump directly to something they can't easily
> defeat.

It is at this point that I am reminded of the wisdom of former FTC
Commissioner Orson Swindle, who was testifying before Congress on
the subject of spam when he said "We need a couple of good hangings here."
It was true in 2003 (which is I believe when he said it) and it's still
true now.  Fines, whatever they are, will be evaded and bargained down,
companies will be dissolved and reconstituted, money will be laundered,
and the problem will persist.