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    Quote Originally Posted by veriztd View Post
    Would you prefer they raise your monthly service price instead ??
    An extra $10/mo for privacy? Sure, I would pay.
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    I very rarely got illegal junk calls when I was on T-Mobile. Now on Verizon, I get several a day. more than I get of legitimate calls.

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    I've only had one spoofed call get through on my Note 9.

    Three iPhones got a few scam likely calls each on Friday, Note 9 zero.

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    I get a few per week that I don't bother to answer and which seldom leave messages. I have SCAM Blocking turned on and autoreject any calls beginning with my CO prefix, since I'm the only person I know with a number like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clonehappy View Post
    And how does an automated system determine "illegal" caller ID spoofing? That would have to be done in a court of law.

    Caller ID spoofing is a perfectly legal and acceptable measure especially with the proliferation of VOIP systems.

    In order for it be illegal, you would have to prove intent to harm, defraud, or wrongfully obtain anything of value. T-Mobile, or any other telephone company, is not going to be able to prove intent. I don't want my communications interfered with by AI robot ******** unless I opt in (which I never will).

    I pay my service provider to deliver calls, messages, and data, not to determine which calls, messages, and data they deem worthy of me receiving.


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    I guess then its OK to hack into the network of any business like say, Microsoft because they have a lot of public facing websites, right ? Regulation of service providers as a utility does not take away their rights to their property, which is their network and they have the right to exclude any traffic. In fact, they can refuse to offer anybody service just like a restaurant or any other business. If you don't like that, go elsewhere.

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    T-Mobile helps combat illegal caller ID spoofing

    Quote Originally Posted by clonehappy View Post
    And how does an automated system determine "illegal" caller ID spoofing? That would have to be done in a court of law.

    Caller ID spoofing is a perfectly legal and acceptable measure especially with the proliferation of VOIP systems.

    In order for it be illegal, you would have to prove intent to harm, defraud, or wrongfully obtain anything of value. T-Mobile, or any other telephone company, is not going to be able to prove intent. I don't want my communications interfered with by AI robot ******** unless I opt in (which I never will).

    I pay my service provider to deliver calls, messages, and data, not to determine which calls, messages, and data they deem worthy of me receiving.


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    You probably want to opt out from T-mobile's spam/scam protections then.

    Personally, I would rather not be interrupted by scam calls.
    Last edited by mch; 01-13-2019 at 04:08 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mch View Post
    You probably want to opt out from T-mobile's spam/scam protections then.

    Personally, I would rather not be interrupted by scam calls.
    Exactly. I disagree with the above person that this fraudulent activity is acceptable". A scam is a scam. And in certainly is illegal activity for telemarketers to harass people without permission.
    Last edited by NotABiot; 01-14-2019 at 07:25 AM.

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    Please quote the law that makes it "illegal"

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    Are you trolling? The Do Not Call law is common knowledge. Look it up, please.

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    I guess there's some people who think that harassing scammers (i e telemarketers) are really giving you a great deal when they are trying to sell you that cruise. I'm guessing the same people probably love every single spam email.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NotABiot View Post
    I guess there's some people who think that harassing scammers (i e telemarketers) are really giving you a great deal when they are trying to sell you that cruise. I'm guessing the same people probably love every single spam email.
    I especially like it when Rachel from Card Member Services calls offering whatever it is before I delete the voicemail and the IRS calling and threatening me with having the 'cops'* come to haul me away for whatever it is before I delete the voicemail.

    *wouldn't they say police if it was real rather than cops?

    Not sure just how many cruises I've missed out on by blocking the numbers.

    T-Mobile gives me the 'Scam Likely' for incoming calls and I don't answer then I block the number.

    They usually leave a voicemail.
    I'll check it out later and it's always a scam call.

    Thank you T-Mobile.

    I would not have answered anyway if the number was not in my contacts but I do appreciate it that I see that listed when the calls come in.


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    Quote Originally Posted by veriztd View Post
    Please quote the law that makes it "illegal"
    Have you actually read the law ?

    The reality is that many of the companies/individuals making these types of calls are either overseas and cannot be prosecuted and others are criminals who ignore laws. While the "Do not call list" was designed to prevent this type of activity, it doesn't have real "teeth" and it is hard to enforce under all circumstances.

    Keep the trolling comments to yourself in the future, I am a moderator and I was commenting on your post.

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    I like the scam likely and scam block feature TMobile has. It works well

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    Quote Originally Posted by veriztd View Post
    Have you actually read the law ?
    The reality is that many of the companies/individuals making these types of calls are either overseas and cannot be prosecuted and others are criminals who ignore laws. While the "Do not call list" was designed to prevent this type of activity, it doesn't have real "teeth" and it is hard to enforce under all circumstances.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truth_...ID_Act_of_2009
    Caller ID spoofing is generally illegal in the United States if done "with the intent to defraud, cause harm, or wrongfully obtain anything of value". The relevant federal statute, the Truth in Caller ID Act of 2009, does make exceptions for certain law-enforcement purposes
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