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rslade
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Robocallers unclear on the concept ...

Got woken up by a spam/telemarketer/vishing call today.  Obvious machine generated "voice" telling me it was calling from "Amazon Prime Number ..."


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Radioteacher
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Re: Robocallers unclear on the concept ...

For me, it is dumb Robocalls and a ton of SMishing.  

 

When I am unsure if it is a spam voice call I answer with.

 

"This is a recorded line.  Do you have an existing case number or do you need to open a new case?"

 

Most Spammers just hang up.  Anyone that really needs to talk to me just sounds confused.

 

Paul

rslade
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Re: Robocallers unclear on the concept ...

Most telemarketers and robocallers use an automated line distribution system. It
generally takes about 4 seconds from determining that the call has been answered
to assigning it to someone or something to handle the call. So, if I don't hear
anything within four seconds of saying "Hello," I generally just hang up.

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Beads
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Re: Robocallers unclear on the concept ...

Vast majority of mine either hang up immediately or try to sell me an extended warranty on a vehicle I haven't own in over a year. Must be hundreds of these companies as I always ask to be removed from their list, block them from calling again and yet next week here's another offer.

 

- b/eads

Radioteacher
Community Champion

Re: Robocallers unclear on the concept ...

That is why all vehicle sales and registration information should be held as private data by the states and federal government.   They should never sell or provide our vehicle or home information to anyone.  That data should be used only so the state can contact the vehicle or home owner.

Privacy, when will the state and federal legislatures take it seriously? 

Francisca
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Re: Robocallers unclear on the concept ...

It's unbelievable that in 2018 people can still spoof a call from my phone number with basically no effort or risk of getting in trouble. My hometown is small (I've only ever had one phone number so the area code is from there), I'm getting real tired of confused old people who actually know me returning calls I didn't make.

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rslade
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Re: Robocallers unclear on the concept ...

> Francisca (Viewer) posted a new reply in Industry News on 12-04-2020 12:31 AM in the (ISC)² Community :

> It's unbelievable that in 2018 people can still spoof a call from my phone
> number with basically no effort or risk of getting in trouble.

Like I said
https://community.isc2.org/t5/E/C/m-p/41228/highlight/true#M1228
I can think of four ways to spoof or mess with Caller ID, just off the top of my
head. The telcos have been relying on SBO for so long that we have this really
insecure phone system now ...

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