mc2fool wrote: AF62 wrote: mc2fool wrote:
Don't be silly, the rules aren't on the crooks, they're on the telecoms companies.
OK, I can't see Ofcom going half way round the world to try to fine a telecom company in a the back of beyond who is probably being bribed by the crooks making the calls.
Ofcom regulates UK
telecom companies. The rules are on UK telecom companies. It is your UK telecom company that sends the "caller ID" to your phone, which Ofcom rules say should be "a valid, diallable number which uniquely identifies the caller
", and if the rules were legally binding Ofcom would fine the UK telecom company if it wasn't.
And quite how is the UK telcom company supposed to check that?
The crooks in the back of beyond are making calls through a company that either doesn't give a damn about the rules or doesn't have the ability to check or just takes a bribe. Any question from the UK telecom company to them is going to be met with, at best, a shrug. And if you think there is a technological solution - really?
What is the UK telecom company supposed to do? Refuse to connect any calls from that country on the possibility they have a spoofed caller ID?
Well that is going to go down well when sick granny in that country wants to call family.
So given that the UK telcom company can't prevent the calls, then all it could do would be to pay your legally enforceable fines.
And if you think the UK telecom company is going to take a hit to its profits, then dream on. The fines will just get added to your bill.
So now because of the legally enforceable fines, then you would still receive the calls from the crooks, but you would paying for those calls!