I am sure we have all been barraged with sales calls. It has been rather simple for me to identify as I have moved across state lines so any “sales” calls are associated with my old area code and I know which ones to avoid.
I am starting this thread to inquire if anyone else is experiencing random calls from international numbers. I got a call yesterday from Peru and today from New Zealand. Um, what?
I have already put myself on the do not call registry. This is just odd.
I haven’t been getting anything international, or anything sales related, but I have gotten calls from “Social Security Administration”. Not THE Social Security Administration, just Social Security Administration. Like they just filled in the blanks in a shitty scam template or something.
A few days ago they were in Illinois, now they’re in Texas.
I think I remember reading somewhere that if you run your own Asterisk server, you can see the actually origin of the call. So I guess CallerID is just a completely separate metadata channel, unrelated to the actual dialing number that the phone company sees?
I imagine companies like this because it makes it look like same number, regardless which particular company line or even office is actually dialing you. Still, I don’t understand how you could design a system specifically to allow calling phone numbers to be hidden and not realize the potential for abuse.
They are working on a caller certification system, which will prove that the number is legitimate, but the phone companies have to let all calls through regardless, so the end result is that will just be an additional datapoint, but a very good datapoint, in determining if a call if truly worth answering.
I just realized today that I have had maybe one spam call in the last couple of weeks since I reinstalled the “mr number” app. Long story short it autoblocks and might just work so well that I forgot about robocalls until someone brought it up earlier. Previously, I was getting 2-3 daily