But what happens when numbers are spoofed? A few days ago I had a
robocall from "Card Services," but the number that showed up in the
Caller ID was a local number just two digits different from my own. I
called them, but of course they were not the ones who had called me.
On 03/08/2014 05:43 PM, Percival P. Cassidy wrote:
A spoof call? That really sucks.
I checked my caller ID and all the ones from Card Services were from the
same area code and prefix and no spoofs thus far.
I am sure this "nomorobo" could not deal with spoofs.
I also decided to report every call to the FTC but seriously doubt if
that will do anything.
Should they manage to get through here again, I'll press "9" to talk to
someone and as soon as they come on...ask them to hold, then set the
phone down and walk away.
It won't stop them but it may slow them down for a few seconds and get
them as pissed off as I am.
One of them called me, saying they were from Microsoft and I should turn
on my computer. I presume you know the rest. They called my brother
about a year ago.
I said to the guy, "Does your mother know how you get money".
He said What? so I said it slower.
Then he said "I foak you" and hung up.
If a girl called, I might ask her if her father knows how she gets
money. As the mood strikes me. (I won't use the phrases earns
money or makes a living. Too nice for a thief. )
I just checked on Verizon Call Block, and it says you can't sign up for
it anymore. It was only 6 or 12 numbers. I suspect there were no
wildcards. I don't know if it would have helped much or not, but
they'd better think of something to replace it.
I didn't see any profile mentioned, but based on my experience and from
what I've read, almost every illegal robocall displays a faked phone
number. Sometimes those numbers actually belong to someone else who
didn't make the call.
Card Services has so many lines they don't bother to cover their tracks.
They make more robo calls than all the others combined and if I was only
able to block their calls an no more I'd have been happy.
It's very close to three days now and only one robo call.
That might have been because I picked up right away.
I went back to read more about "nomorobo" and they said to allow one
full ring . They apparently have been blocking most of them before I
even hear the ring.
Also: I went back to my AT&T account and see they have a number of
filtering features I never even knew about.
That's because Card Services is a scam run by many many different con
artists. The people working for the scammers who run the operation
eventually figure out that they can go into the same business for
themselves. Which they do, using the same script and fake company
name. It's not as if the crook they were working for is going to sue
them for stealing their idea. Especially when they're all working in
different countries, anyway.
That's the thing to remember: it doesn't matter what number appears on
the Caller ID, they are almost always putting up a fake phone number,
and they are based outside the US. It makes it much more difficult for
the FCC to go after them, since they're outside the FCC's
jurisdiction. Especially with regard to Card Services, it's an endless
game of whack-a-mole.
On Monday, March 10, 2014 9:57:37 AM UTC-7, philo wrote:
It got so bad, I contacted my Congressman's local office. A staffer asked
me to send in some of the numbers and they would do ? with the FCC. The fr
equency did decrease for a while, but is ramping up. I will contact Congre
ssman's office again.
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