Stop Telephone Call Fraud and Enforce Do Not Call Globally
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Our telephone land lines and mobile phones are being taken over by a new level of both criminal and opportunistic fraudsters. The level of sophistication has reached unbearable levels for all phone users. The "spoofing" of Caller ID's now falsely includes actual local phone numbers (e.g. your friends and relatives) that force you to answer the phone.
Call-bots now plague nearly everyone with a phone daily. Credit Card scams, false IRS threats, false or fraudulent service offers are rampant. Many are becoming afraid to even answer their phones.
Just as newer technology such as voice over IP has enabled these criminals and fraudsters to easily harass anyone with a phone world wide, we need to leverage new technology to track, block, and punish these fraudsters.
IP traffic should be lawfully monitored for such and blocked automatically. New laws should make spoofing Caller ID's illegal - e.g. a misdemeanor for telemarketing and a felony in the act of fraud or criminal activity. We should first encourage and then introduce sanctions against countries that do not take action against their own citizens who perpetrate such acts. THIS NEEDS TO STOP!
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