Don’t believe CallerID- frequently spoofed by the scammer scum.
On Tue, 11 May 2021 at 21:23, Chris Trask <christrask@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I just cancelled the 19CL landline telephone service that I've had
> for 40 years, and I don't feel blue. The robocall I got about an hour ago
> tipped the balance. Those are supposed to be illegal in this state, but
> there is no end to them. And nobody anywhere is being prosecuted.
> Nobody anywhere enforces the "Do Not Call List", and it has pretty
> much been a joke from the very beginning. And there's the ongoing mystery
> about telemarketers listening to your phone for noises to tell them you're
> home and eligible for a marketing call. Now that I don't have dialup
> internet, almost all of the activity on the landline phone has been
> telemarketing calls.
> So, by ending the dialup internet service and now terminating the
> 19CL landline, I'm saving about $100/month. That will buy a LOT of prepaid
> data for the cell phone.
> With the cheapo cell phone I get to see the phone number of all
> incoming calls, and I can permanently block any that I choose. Plus I can
> get decent internet service, though I need to budget that carefully.
> When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro
> - Hunter S. Thompson
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