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Disabling Caller ID - Perhaps Soon To Be Illegal

CAs are the worst violators for disabling Caller ID or spoofing it.
 
A bill in the Senate might make that illegal.
 
Up to a $1 million fine for a single act, but there appears to be no individual right of suit against the violator.
 
Still, if it passes, and once it's law, if a CA calls and uses a spoofed phone number, take a photo and report 'em to the authorities.
 
"Well, Mister Jones, you've called me three times in the last week, and each time you've used a different phone number that doesn't appear to be valid. I tried to call the numbers displayed on my Caller ID unit and they weren't valid. It would seem you're illegally spoofing your phone number. I don't owe this debt that you claim I owe, so delete it from my credit reports and go away. Otherwise, I'm sending the photos I took of my Caller ID unit showing the bogus spoofed numbers you used along with the date and time of the call to my AG. I'll also send a brief but detailed complaint letter to my AG in which I will detail the times and dates you called. I'll let them sue you for a million dollars."
 
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Re: Disabling Caller ID - Perhaps Soon To Be Illegal

Great news!
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