Robocall relief: New $100 million system may help frustrated consumers [telecom]

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Finally, the big phone companies plan to do something major for us
little people, rolling out a $100 million system that could eventually
reduce the flood of unwanted robocalls to a trickle.

Those aggravating calls from phony IRS agents or the disembodied voice
offering a "free" resort vacation won't disappear instantly. But
starting next year, Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile expect to be the first
to activate a new national authentication system designed to stop
fraudulent and unsolicited calls. They're already testing the system.

https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/10/15/robocalls-finally-big-phone-carriers-to-take-promising-step-to-reduce-consumer-scourge/

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Bill Horne
(Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly)

Re: Robocall relief: New $100 million system may help frustrated consumers [telecom]
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I think Verizon FIOS has already started this. For example, occasionly
I get a one ring and the Callerid will show SPAM? WESTFIELD or
something starting with SPAM?. I still use nomorobo.com to get most of
them.

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The behavior you describe is exactly how Nomorobo behaves, so I would
guess that Verizon has enabled that service on your line, just as Charter
Spectrum has allowed me to enable it on my landline. Caller ID info gets
transmitted between the first and second ring, so if the CID is flagged by
Nomorobo as a spammer, the call terminates before a second ring is heard.

Bob Goudreau
Cary, NC

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Same here w/FIOS - and there are quite a few of them.

What I am seeing last couple of months is a large increase in spoofing
numbers on the same exchange.

I dutifully feed them to NoMoRobo's web page, but have to wonder if they are
spoofing on a call-by-call basis and maybe reporting is futile.

Anybody have any insights on this?
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Pete Cresswell

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I think you're punishing the victims by reporting those numbers to
Nomorobo.  I also get numerous robocalls purporting to be from
my exchange.  I have never noticed a repeated number.  Your
idea about a call-by-call basis seems likely correct.

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Ron
(user telnom.for.plume
in domain antichef.com)

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