Phone companies slammed for lousy robocall efforts [telecom]

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Federal Communications Chairman (FCC) Ajit Pai wrote to telephone
service providers on Monday, slamming them for their lousy efforts on
blocking robocalls and saying that a year from now, he expects that we
can all get back to actually answering our phones without finding
we've been tricked by illegally spoofed caller IDs.

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2018/11/08/phone-companies-slammed-for-lousy-robocall-efforts/

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Bill Horne
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Re: Phone companies slammed for lousy robocall efforts [telecom]
On Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 9:50:17 PM UTC-5, Bill Horne wrote:
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In my opinion, we are in the 21st century and it ought to be very
easy for the telecom carriers to do proper validation of all calls.
They just don't want to be bothered and have to spend any money
or cut into their revenues.

Note that the carriers strongly discourage consumers from using
the *57 Call Trace option.

Personally, I receive multiple spoofed calls EVERY DAY.  They
are obviously frauds promoting scams, such as credit card or
electricity choice.  They may originate from foreign sources.

If the present Administration is so concerned about "border
security", it ought to be looking at electronic border
invasion.

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