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Sun May 12, 2019, 07:48 AM

Fake caller IDs may soon be illegal in New Hampshire

Phone calls that pretend to be coming from a different number, a sneaky practice often used in phone scams and sometimes used by telemarketers, would be subject to civil penalties under a proposed new state law.

The bill, which was passed by the House and is being considered by the Senate, would make it illegal for calls that are made by robocall machines or done “for solicitation” to do what is known as number spoofing, or showing an inaccurate phone number to the recipient. Those convicted of it could face civil fines of up to $5,000.

Number spoofing is often used in phone scams to fool people into thinking they are talking to somebody trustworthy.

“This is something that is causing a lot of victims across New Hampshire and the country,” said Rep. David Luneau, D-Hopkinton, the main sponsor of the bill, House Bill 577.

Read more: https://www.concordmonitor.com/phone-bill-nh-law-message-misleading-25413776

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TexasTowelie May 2019 OP
Soxfan58 May 2019 #1
we can do it May 2019 #2
katmondoo May 2019 #3
Polly Hennessey May 2019 #4
Sinistrous May 2019 #5
GemDigger May 2019 #6

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 07:53 AM

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 08:44 AM

2. Should be illegal everywhere.

I’ve stopped answering my phone.🤬

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Response to we can do it (Reply #2)

Sun May 12, 2019, 08:49 AM

3. Me too, I just won't answer anyone I do not know.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 09:15 AM

4. Me too.

I don’t answer unless I know who is calling.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 11:00 AM

5. The other day I got a spam call from myself.

Some jerk had spoofed my home phone number and then called it,
(Needless to say, I did not pick up.)

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 07:59 PM

6. I wonder how they are going to find and then charge the spoofers.

It's not like they are in the house they are calling....

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