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The Telecom Digest for Apr 27, 2015
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|Date: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 10:12:38 -0400 From: "Elmo P. Shagnasty" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Re: Caller ID is my own name/number? Message-ID: <elmop-2B4E55.firstname.lastname@example.org> In article <email@example.com>, Pete Cresswell <PeteCress@invalid.telecom-digest.org> wrote: > >Whenever I get a scammer, I immediately go in and have that number > >redirected to my US senator's office. > > > >Should they call again, they'll go to him, not me. > > That, I like !..... > > How many button presses/keystrokes does it take per call? Well, I have to log into my provider and spend an annoying 30 seconds doing it. But occasionally I go to my call logs to look for a call that's been redirected--and occasionally I see one. So I do get a smile out of it if nothing else.|
|Date: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 19:23:03 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Starbucks Can Thank Mobile Payments For A Great Quarter Message-ID: <C984137D-92BC-4076-8979-72310EEC89AA@roscom.com> Starbucks Can Thank Mobile Payments and Breakfast Sandwiches for Its Incredible Quarter http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/2015/04/23/starbucks_q2_2015_earnings_strong_sales_and_record_loyalty_signups.html|
|Date: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 15:25:20 +0000 (UTC) From: Anonymous <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Re: Caller ID is my own name/number? Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> On Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:07:27 -0700, Duncan Smith wrote: > On Thu, Apr 23, 2015 at 06:44:26PM -0400, Bill Horne wrote: >> I suggest you write to your Congressman and Senators, and tell them >> that you want them to pass a law making it illegal to falsify Caller ID >> information. > > It's ALREADY against the law. What can passing more laws accomplish? > > Specifically, the Truth in Caller ID Act of 2009, aka Public Law > 111-331, says: > > 111-331> It shall be unlawful for any person within the United States, > 111-331> in connection with any telecommunications service or > 111-331> IP-enabled voice service, to cause any caller identification > 111-331> service to knowingly transmit misleading or inaccurate caller > 111-331> identification information with the intent to defraud, cause > 111-331> harm, or wrongfully obtain anything of value, unless such > 111-331> transmission is exempted pursuant to paragraph (3)(B). I think the situation described does not fit that legislation - someone is causing a caller identification service to UN-knowingly transmit misleading/innacurate caller identification information.|
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