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Spam, spoof, robocalls still completely out of control- even with nomorobo up and running. Spoofing numbers has proven to be an effective workaround for the criminal harassment industry. Is there any way to challenge calls... have the caller key in a number to complete the call? Would my "Friend in the Digital Age®" consider helping law enforcement find these criminals and bring them to justice... or at very least block calls with inauthentic caller ID info?
The latest robocall shtick is the ID info starts with "V" then a random string of numbers... with the call back number spoofed, of course.
My phone is useless for incoming calls because of this.
V-numbers are from a type of auto-dialer called VDial. This software has been around for years. Collection agencies normally use it but I'm sure scammers are also using it to spoof a collection agency.
The string of numbers isn't random but translates into internal info for the agency, such as date, Zulu time, terminal ID of the employee, job control number, etc. A legitimate agency would need this info as evidence in a lawsuit. However, like I said, I'm sure scammers are also using VDial.