Congress Moves to Outlaw Caller ID Spoofing
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
It was fun while it lasted....
🤣 Your going to be looking over your shoulder for the rest of your life now. Best to turn yourself in and stop running 🤣
Congress is a joke!
oh give me a freakin break
how would you prosecute?
if you call info that at least details origin ...
As well the text message spam from these morons are a pain in the neck too.
Either these calls and texts generate from prisons or fly by night companies out to scam anyone by randomly picking cell-phone numbers and bombarding them with calls and texts.
First it was landlines and now they have moved to cellphones.
Unless the subscriber has call screening on their phones or an unlimited plan, this uses up minutes and texts.
Obama hopefully uses common sense and signs this bill. 🙂
michelle from card services will not be pleased
i got the 'you need a warranty for your car' with spoofed caller ids..
if the taliban ever take over in this country, im gonna join just so's i can go to the socker field and watch 'michelle' get her fingers amputated for breaking obamic law...
And just who do they think they are going....
Its the reason they pass the law so now its illegal and when they do catch them at least the US can penalize and convict them.
my X's are gonna be smiling
Out of control