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heironymouspasparagus
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« on: May 03, 2019, 03:17:14 pm »

I really hate starting new topics, but this was not addressed yet.

We started getting these.  Just another robo call...Sierra Leone calls.   One more example of the massive fail that is the FCC.  And why is it that our "illustrious" Senators and Representatives don't do anything to fix this problem?  It's only software, people.   Well, maybe it would cut their payments from the scammers...??

https://ktul.com/news/local/local-police-fcc-warn-about-scam-calls-from-sierra-leone?fbclid=IwAR2LeRwQ80Gb0flLMSf6S1vSgY881mekguqP2bj19oXpfKkTmB_R--DmyUw

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« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2019, 07:51:27 am »

I've been getting them the last few days.   It's been in the Tulsa World, and the FCC has issued a warning about it.   It's a "one ring" robocall scam.  Only rings once, trying to get you to call back.   It's hard for the FCC to do much, as they are spoofing different numbers on every call.   I've been blocking each new number as it comes in.  It's annoying, but not as much of a hassle as some of there phone scams I've seen.  Pretty easy to avoid getting hit, just don't call back.
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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2019, 10:34:58 am »

Wrote this then saw the news a couple hours later.  Still the massive fail of the Congress and FCC.  It's just software.  If they can right code that will make a call, they can write the code that can stop these calls.  Gotta have the laws in place to force it.  And make it MUCH more rigorous to get a spoofing number than now.  Ridiculous.

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