Phone Spoofing & Truth in Caller ID Act

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    Truth in Caller ID Act Amends TCPA - ACA International

    I just heard two terrifying stories about people being "spoofed" by electronic prank calls. Someone told me that "there's an app for that" on the IPhone.

    Does anyone know how these apps work, and when they are illegal? I have a friend who is pursuing harrassment charges.
     
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    Bluff My Call - Change Your Caller ID and Voice From Any Phone

    You can get apps for iphone and blackberry.
     
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    Hmmm. Thanks.

    One woman was told her husband was in the hospital.

    The other got "gangsta" threats all night long for a month. Her daughter has been sleeping with a pellet gun.
     
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    It's a difficult one. I kind of see the issue, but on the other hand, I don't like Government banning shit. I've never used this facility and I don't really understand why anyone would want to... other than for mischief... but is that a reason to ban it? I don't know.
     
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    Harrassment is already against the law. I think in the 2nd case, it wouldn't matter if it was an old fashioned prank call or an electronic one.

    The students have been suspended from school for four days. It wouldn't surprise me if some asshole parent tries to sue the school because of the "first amendment".

    She's a wreck. Recently divorced; living alone with young daughter. Hasn't slept in a month. The police told her to change her number, but she honestly thought it would stop. It didn't until they found out who was doing it.
     
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    spoof cards can be used to make it appear that someone is calling you from your phone etc...they should be outlawed
     
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    Since there is already a law, I don't really see why the industry around 'spoof' calling should be penalized.
     
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    I guess that's my question bones. I am wondering if this federal law addresses that.

    This is the irony of that story. Apparently the students in question had no beef with the teacher who was harrassed. In fact, I don't think she really even knew them. The little fuckers had a problem with a male teacher, and it was his name that showed up on her caller I.D. In their warped minds, they thought the male teacher would be charged with harrassment. They never even considered the effect on the real victim.

    The other kids think the prank was pretty funny. Hopefully, they will learn that these kids won't be laughing if and when they have a juvenile record.
     
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    What a wimpie generation this is becoming.

    Back in the day you never knew who was on the other end of the line.

    Somehow we managed to survive.
     
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    This. :lol:

    And because of caller I.D. fewer people will say who they are.
    "Hello?"
    "Yo, let me talk to Angela"
    "Who is this?"
    "I wanna' talk to Angela"
    Yeah, who are you?
    "She asked me to call her"
    "Right, now I'm asking you to identify yourself"
    "That's between me and her" (People have actually said that to me before)
    "Well now it's between me and you. Who are you?"
    "Man, just put Angela on the phone"
    "Call back when you learn some manners"
     
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