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Valid caller ID - even if it’s to a VoIP vendor’s leased number - is better than the current situation where scammers and spammers can use literally any number they want. At least I can search up a leased number, see complaints, and block them (or flag abuse with my carrier). If I (or my carrier) block them, well, serves that VoIP provider right for leasing their precious numbers out to scammers.

With spoofed numbers, I’ve seen calls appear to come from an FBI office in Virginia, local and state police divisions, state troopers, and random businesses. There isn’t any way to really deal with those kinds of calls - and you can’t reasonably screen them out.




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