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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.
I've been getting the "V12214000332" caller ID. I think that identifies the caller as using a satellite phone (but the spoofing makes it impossible to know for sure). I bought a home phone that blocks 150 numbers but that is failing because the spammers are rotating their spoofed numbers more often. No point blocking one number when it will never be used again. Yesterday I got 5 spam calls for every one legitimate call.
It's knowing, deliberate harassment AFAIC... spoofing numbers is nothing more than covering their tracks and an acknowledgement that the call being placed is unwanted... likewise the strategies employed by those whose numbers are registered with nomorobo... place two nearly simultaneous calls to ensure the second gets through is specifically meant to defeat simultaneous ring.