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eCrime Researchers Summit CFP
Re: FTC builds case against telemarketers
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Date: Sat, 23 May 2009 23:49:55 -0400
From: Monty Solomon <email@example.com>
Subject: eCrime Researchers Summit CFP
The fourth annual APWG eCrime Researchers Summit will be hosted in
October 2009, in Tacoma, WA.
Original papers on all aspects of electronic crime are solicited for
submission to eCrime '09. Topics of relevance include but are not
* Phishing, rogue-AV, pharming, click-fraud, crimeware, extortion
and emerging attacks.
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Date: Sun, 24 May 2009 06:55:35 +0000 (UTC)
From: "Adam H. Kerman" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: FTC builds case against telemarketers
>The following article from the Phila Inqr describes some outrageous
>stuff pulled by telemarketers in violation of multiple laws and how
>people fought back. This includes spoofing the caller ID.
>Would anyone know if Call Trace (1157) works when a telemarketer
>calls? That is, does Call Trace send the real ANI or the caller-ID to
>the Call Trace Bureau.
Unfortunately, ANI doesn't make it to your switch.
>Unfortunately, the Call Trace Bureau appears to only respond to
>repeated threatening calls, not mere sales calls and now has a high
>fee per use.
In my area, they'll capture the data, but the telephone subscriber must
file a police report before they'll release it.
>They seem to really discourage people from using it.
Yeah. Once upon a time, the Annoyance Call Bureau would go after
companies that set up fax machines to keep retrying your number... which
they had entered incorrectly.
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