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Unrestrained data broker industry behind those pesky telemarketing calls

By Trip Elix On June 18, the Federal Communications Commission ruled that carriers can block unwanted calls. Many of the calls made by scammers and criminals use spoofed caller ID numbers. Many of them also ignore the “do not call” registry operated by the Federal Trade Commission. This practice is illegal and many of the …

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Officials react to 911 swatting but fail to connect root problem

By Trip Elix Caller ID has been a long-standing nightmare for the consumer. Organized gangs of thieves routinely call people at their homes or on their cell phones. The thieves almost always alter the caller identification number and attempt many types of fraudulent offers. The offers they promote range from credit card offers to collage …

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