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Re: Spam Phone Call



fixed

I had a phone call here at work last Friday where the caller ID was
0000000000.

I never bothered to answer. Whomever it was did not leave a VM.



On Mon, Mar 28, 2011 at 9:27 AM, John Jones <chianime@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Well, caller ID Spoofing is a federal crime (
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caller_ID_spoofing ) but I wouldn't expect
Los
Federales to devote too much attention to it unless it led to actual
fraud/loss. They're simply too understaffed & overburdened to go after the
small fish in the pond.

On Mon, Mar 28, 2011 at 7:53 AM, Jim Oberholtzer <midrangel@xxxxxxxxxx
wrote:

I would call the local FBI office and let them deal with it. They can
find the origin of the phone call by pulling the appropriate records.
(assumes approval by a judge) More importantly, if they get a number
of these complaints, they correlate the data and get after the source.
FCC does not have the type of law enforcement arm to deal with this.

Jim Oberholtzer
CEO/Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects, LLC


On 3/28/2011 6:55 AM, Jerry C. Adams wrote:
All of us have, probably, gotten emails that claim our bank account has
been
shutdown for one reason or another, and that we need to log in to
reactivate
it. Often it references a ban at which we do not even have an account.
I
know I get at least one of these every week.



Well, this weekend I got a call on my cell phone during which an
obviously
pre-recorded message said that my credit union account was shutdown.
As
you
might guess, I don't have such an account. Another strange thing about
the
call is that the caller id was simply "2000", not an area code and
phone#,
which usually displays for a caller unknown to me.



Just wondered if anyone else has encountered this sort of thing, and
what
the proper, recommended response would be. I thought about filing a
complaint with the FCC, but what information would I be able to give
them?

The call is still on my "Recent Calls" log, but again all it says is
"2000".



Thanks.



Jerry C. Adams

IBM i Programmer/Analys
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