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Congress Moves to Outlaw Caller ID Spoofing

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Apr 14, 2010, 1:58 PM   by Philip Berne
updated Apr 14, 2010, 1:59 PM

The House of Representatives today passed the Truth in Caller ID Act, H.R. 1258, an amendment to the Communications Bill of 1934. The Senate passed the bill this past February, so now it moves to the President for signing. The bill makes it illegal to falsify caller ID information. The tactic, known as spoofing, had become popular among criminals, and last year a criminal ring defrauded victims of $15 million using the tactic, according to Representative Eliot Engel (D-NY). The bill specifies that blocking a caller ID service is still legal, but misrepresentation over caller ID will bring civil and criminal penalties.

from Rep. Eliot Engel
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I guess I should de-install that "Spoofcall" app on my G1 dnbstyle29 Apr 14, 2010, 5:43 PM
Congress is a joke! scorpio Apr 14, 2010, 4:05 PM
oh give me a freakin break flip mode Apr 14, 2010, 5:15 PM
how would you prosecute? justfinethanku Apr 14, 2010, 2:17 PM
***** smoke915 Apr 15, 2010, 8:06 AM
Thank You Mark_S Apr 15, 2010, 7:52 AM
But... mycool Apr 15, 2010, 6:54 AM
michelle from card services will not be pleased tolnep Apr 14, 2010, 8:21 PM
And just who do they think they are going.... stephen5688 Apr 14, 2010, 3:16 PM
my X's are gonna be smiling ecycled Apr 14, 2010, 3:05 PM
Out of control bluecoyote Apr 14, 2010, 2:58 PM
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