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Caller ID = FAIL - Woman gets death threats after telemarketingscammers use her number while Caller ID spoofing



 
 
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Old October 21st 08, 06:28 PM posted to alt.cellular
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Default Caller ID = FAIL - Woman gets death threats after telemarketingscammers use her number while Caller ID spoofing

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Handling Caller ID Spoofing?
Posted by timothy on Tuesday October 21, @12:11PM

Communications Privacy Spam
An anonymous reader writes "A nice little old lady I know has had her
number spoofed by some car warranty scammers. They're calling hundreds
of potential victims per day pretending to use her phone number, and
the angry ones call her back; some of them have even left death
threats. She's terrified. Some well-intending anti-telemarketing folks
have posted her address on the 'net as well. How can we figure out
where these scammer *******s are, and what's the state of the current
legislation to prevent caller ID spoofing? I calle the FBI in Boston
(near where she lives) and they said they can't help. She's called her
phone company, but they said they can't help either. She's had the
same number for over 50 years and doesn't want to change it." If the
Feds can't or won't handle it, what's the best approach here?
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Old October 21st 08, 08:07 PM posted to alt.cellular
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Default Caller ID = FAIL - Woman gets death threats after telemarketing scammers use her number while Caller ID spoofing

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Handling Caller ID Spoofing?
Posted by timothy on Tuesday October 21, @12:11PM

Communications Privacy Spam
An anonymous reader writes "A nice little old lady I know has had her
number spoofed by some car warranty scammers. They're calling hundreds
of potential victims per day pretending to use her phone number, and
the angry ones call her back; some of them have even left death
threats. She's terrified. Some well-intending anti-telemarketing folks
have posted her address on the 'net as well. How can we figure out
where these scammer *******s are, and what's the state of the current
legislation to prevent caller ID spoofing? I calle the FBI in Boston
(near where she lives) and they said they can't help. She's called her
phone company, but they said they can't help either. She's had the
same number for over 50 years and doesn't want to change it." If the
Feds can't or won't handle it, what's the best approach here?


Just tell the feds that the scammers are downloading movies or MP3s
and they'll move heaven and earth to catch them..
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Old October 22nd 08, 05:09 AM posted to alt.cellular
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Default Caller ID = FAIL - Woman gets death threats after telemarketing scammers use her number while Caller ID spoofing

Mutlley wrote in
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Just tell the feds that the scammers are downloading movies or MP3s
and they'll move heaven and earth to catch them..



Go one better....Tell the MPAA through their website the scammers are
posting their latest movies online. Hell, even the Defense Secretary will
be hot on that trail....(c;

 




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