Penalties for phone spoofers a possibility
Callers who attempt to defraud others may start to think twice before dialing. Legislation that would prohibit callers from hiding or falsifying their caller ID to harass or defraud recipients is making its way through the state Assembly and Senate.
In a practice known as "spoofing", telemarketers and other callers who seek to hide their identity can mask or alter the number that appears on caller ID readers in order to trick residents into answering the phone. The reasoning is that unsuspecting recipients may be more willing to answer a call with a local area code or a familiar name and phone number. .... If the bill is signed into law, phone spoofers could be fined up to $2,000 per call, subject to an aggregate amount of $100,000 for all illegal calls placed within a 72-hour period. -------- rest:
- no copies of the bill visible yet on the various official websites.
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