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Old 06-12-2019, 08:16 AM
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The FCC says to the telephone companies, "Do something about these robocalls." Phone companies say they will. It's getting worse. Now I am getting robocalls with a caller ID saying it's me calling me. Three of those so far this morning alone. The robo-techs must be stupid to think I wouldn't recognize a call to me from me as something bogus. Thanks phone companies. You're doing a superb job. Perhaps a price increase to reward yourselves, huh?
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Old 06-12-2019, 08:28 AM
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The FCC says to the telephone companies, "Do something about these robocalls." Phone companies say they will. It's getting worse. Now I am getting robocalls with a caller ID saying it's me calling me. Three of those so far this morning alone. The robo-techs must be stupid to think I wouldn't recognize a call to me from me as something bogus. Thanks phone companies. You're doing a superb job. Perhaps a price increase to reward yourselves, huh?
So what exactly do you think the phone companies can DO about it? They have no control over the devices that I have in my house. They have no control over the computer programs I create. They have no control over the wires I attach to my phone system. They have no control over the signals I send from my programmed wired devices attached to my telephone that I bought at Best Buy and plugged into the wall jack of the home I own.

There is very little the phone company can DO about this, other than to partner with other companies that exist to monitor every signal that comes to your phone, and block those that they already know are invalid or troublesome.

The scammers and fraudsters will always be one step ahead of the game. As soon as the monitoring company catches Fraudster Joe, Scammer Sue and Hoaxer Harry will be along with five more ways to get around the block.
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Old 06-12-2019, 08:42 AM
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Ditch, or turn off the land line. Use only a cellphone. Then purchase an inexpensive app called RoboKiller for your cell. Problem solved for me. You're welcome!
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Old 06-12-2019, 08:57 AM
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Switch to Google cell service. With Google Phi I received exactly two robocalls over the past 30 days.

So to me, my cell phone company is doing a fantastic job of catching robo calls.
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Old 06-12-2019, 09:46 AM
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Combating Spoofed Robocalls with Caller ID Authentication | Federal Communications Commission

Read what the FCC is asking the phone companies to do. So far, promises, promises from the phone companies. I agree, the scammers likely will always be a step ahead. Incidentally, I don't have a land-line, I have VoIP, and that in itself is a problem. Since so many data bases get hacked, it's easy to get names and numbers of telephone subscribers, including mobile numbers. I get daily robocalls on my mobile phones as well.
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Old 06-12-2019, 09:48 AM
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I'm starting to get them in Chinese!
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Old 06-12-2019, 02:07 PM
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The only good use of a landline is to put that number as a contact number for any paperwork u fill out .. All those companies that claim not to sell your number are full of it .. Then never answer your landline .. its a cheap $10 / month screening tool.

Regarding the robokill and various software, that's a scam unto itself .. I found no decrease in BS calls whatsoever.. and blocking those numbers does no good since their automation just goes to the next random number.
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Old 06-12-2019, 04:34 PM
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By many accounts, Nomorobo is fairly effective in blocking these calls. The trouble is, CenturyLink land line service is not compatible.

CenturyLink is certainly not doing all they can to stop these calls.
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Old 06-12-2019, 04:51 PM
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NoMoRobo really does work well....we have Spectrum and are pleasantly surprised at it'a accuracy. Have Verizon for our cell and get very few Robo calls. Caller ID on everything and don't answer unless we recognize the name and number we don't answer.....assume that if it was legit they will leave a message.
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Old 06-12-2019, 04:58 PM
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Combating Spoofed Robocalls with Caller ID Authentication | Federal Communications Commission

Read what the FCC is asking the phone companies to do. So far, promises, promises from the phone companies. I agree, the scammers likely will always be a step ahead. Incidentally, I don't have a land-line, I have VoIP, and that in itself is a problem. Since so many data bases get hacked, it's easy to get names and numbers of telephone subscribers, including mobile numbers. I get daily robocalls on my mobile phones as well.
They don't *need* names and numbers of subscribers. Computer programs will auto-dial - for example:

352-372-0000
352-372-0001
352-372-0002
and so on, until someone picks up. As soon as they do, they have confirmed that it's a "live" phone number and it goes on the list of live numbers. Meanwhile, the customer who picks up gets the robocall.

It continues through every possible variation of the area code and phone number exchange. This happens incredibly fast; a single computer program can instruct a 20-line phone system to dial out over 20,000 phone numbers in an hour.
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