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Phishing and telemarketing telephone calls

On 4/25/20 10:23 AM, Anne P. Mitchell, Esq. wrote:
>> On Apr 24, 2020, at 5:36 PM, Jon Lewis <jlewis at lewis.org> wrote:
>> On Fri, 24 Apr 2020, Matthew Black wrote:
>>> Has anyone else noticed a steep decline in annoying phone calls since the FCC threatened legal action against three major VOIP gateways if they didnâ??t make efforts to prevent
>>> Caller ID spoofing from scammers?
>> Not that it's at all on-topic for NANOG, but no.  I still get numerous "last chance to renew my car warranty" and whatever the scam is from the credit card callers per day on both my home and cell numbers.
> Well, while we are already engaged in the thread, some of you may be interested to know (especially if you find yourself with time on your hands these days), that you *can* actually get money from these scum.  In fact, it turns out that they cave pretty easily because they *know* they are violating the law, and they *know* what the penalties are.
> In fact, we wrote up how to do it (link below) and I *know* that it works because I just got myself $1000 out of a text message spammer!
> So, harass those phone spammers for fun *and* profit! ;-)  Here's the write-up I did, feel free to ask me any questions you may have. :-)
What exactly is this "basic internet research"? I thought the big 
problem is that they are trivially capable of covering their tracks.