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Home lender lied about loan specifics in addition to calling 5.4 million people on the national DNC registry

Source: Network World





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Simple solution
By Cr0nJ0b on 6/28/2013 5:27:54 PM , Rating: 2
I have a simple solution for the DNC call list...do what they did with the FAX machine spammers.

Augment current law to allow for private citizens to collect/record calls from solicitors, sue the providers for $500-$1000 per instance with escalating penalties. Allow individuals to provide simple forms of evidence to support their case and the penalties will take care of the problem.

I remember back in the day, I knew a guy that owned a pager company (long ago) and he got sued because his marketing guy used a fax spammer. One person had something like 100 faxes and or more, I forget the number, but the penalty he was facing was in the several hundred thousands...I think like $300K or $700K. He would have been broke and out of business...and under the law he had almost no recourse. The proof was in the faxes...He paid some lesser amount, but it scared him straight.

I would love to be able to record the calls with a machine and track the caller's ID etc.

if they spoof the ID, then it's an immediate win in court, and make the remedy easy to apply. that would be great.

You would have people creating businesses to honeypot spammers and put them out of business.




RE: Simple solution
By hartley24 on 7/9/2013 2:37:47 AM , Rating: 2
Cox provides our landline phone service. We have "blocked" repeat callers. I can then go online and print out a list of those calls that were blocked and the dates and times they continued to try to call us. Easy.


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