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Over the last few days I have been inundated with "You've overpaid your utility bills so press 1 if you're a sucker" robocalls. I report every one of them to Nomorobo. All the calls come in with unverified (naturally) caller-IDs. Is there some technical reason that Cox can't implement an option that blocks all calls with an unverified caller-ID? This is beyond annoying.
The FCC got the flagging backwards. If a number is unverified, this unverified number should be appended with a flag...not the verified numbers.
For example, if an unverified number is preceded with a [U], you could block the number by its [U] flag. Of course, you could only do this as a wildcard...[U] 123-456-7890, [U] 000-000-0000, etc. All numbers preceded with the [U] get blocked.
If Cox offered this option, Cox would (naturally) charge you for the service. If you had a local call-blocking feature on your telephone or as a standalone device, which supports wildcarding, it'd be a cheaper option.
As with telemarketing crackdowns, the Do Not Call Registry, Nomo and this program (STIR/SHAKEN)...another gov't flop.
DavidA2 said:You may want to check out this link on blocking anonymous calls.
The OP isn't receiving anonymous calls. If OP is reporting the Caller ID data to Nomorobo, it's obviously not anonymous. Moreover, Anonymous Call Rejection only works if the Caller ID reads "Private" or there is no Caller ID data.
I think your Anonymous Call Rejection has run its course because...and I can't speak for everyone...I haven't received a private or anonymous call in over 3 years.
The calls aren't anonymous in the strict sense of the word. There's either a fake, unverified caller-ID name or a geographic location (e.g., "PROVIDENCE RI"). As they used to say in the TV commercials, "We can land a man on the moon but..."
I can't believe there's no technology solution to this.
I don't know if Cox is still implementing STIR/SHAKEN (verified calls) because I've recently received some legitimate, familiar calls and there was no "V" in front of the numbers. One call was from our Management Office with a Verizon landline-telephone number...no "V."
I also checked my Cox Call History for the past 120 days, and none of the logged calls had a "V." I've received V-calls before but nothing in the past 4 months.