I cannot even begin to count the number of robo-calls I am receiving on an unlisted number that costs me $1.75 per month. Most of them have spoofed phone numbers that appear on my caller identification screen.
As the former chief technologist and security officer of Interactive Computer Corporation, I know how easy it would be to check the incoming call’s caller identification number against a database of “not in service” numbers and drop the call with a penalty chargeback.
But since these rogue operators who routinely violate the FTC’s “Do Not Call” regulations amount to big paydays for the common carriers who carry their traffic, it is unlikely that your “consumer friendly” telephone company will actually do anything to resolve the issue. They know who is on the other end of the line and paying their bills.
Perhaps it is time for one of those public petitions to demand that the FTC and the FCC hold the carriers responsible for telephone spam.
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius