Can anyone explain to me:1 - How exactly caller ID is spoofed/circumvented. 2 - Why better safeguards were not put in place.
I can barely believe the phone companies screwed this idea up so badly!!!
I understand there are certain (few!) legitimate needs to avoid caller ID (witness protection, stalkers, etc..), but telemarketing companies???
Clearly they should not have the privledge to essentially defraud people who pay for Caller ID services? Or should they?!
This is a peeve, which sometimes elevates to the status of "Major Annoyance". Like today for example. We keep getting automated calls from TMG Marketing. They call and call (using a handful of different Caller ID's), and if you answer, they are never "there". If you call back the number on Caller ID, you get a recording saying the number is no good.
This is a business line. We're not going to change it. Anybody got any good stories? Ways to "fix" permanently? There ought to be laws to protect against this (business & residential)!
Oh: and check out: (This truly makes me angry.)