FCC and FTC Demand Cut-Off Robercallers of Coronavirus Scams
beecher at beecher.cc
Mon Apr 6 15:18:11 UTC 2020
I was watching one of Jim Browning's s Youtube series the other day, the
one where he got into a scam call center's network so completely that he
had access to their entire operation, including CCTV cameras, and
eventually got BBC Panorama involved, which got the place shut down.
He mentioned that with all the work he does in this area, he has thousands
of call recordings of scams taking place, and he's working with a
university to try and see if they can make an AI call bot, essentially
Lenny 2.0, that would be near impossible for scammers to detect.
Interested to see how that shakes out. :)
On Sat, Apr 4, 2020 at 1:21 PM Dan Hollis <goemon at sasami.anime.net> wrote:
> Sadly I've discovered that >95% of scammers have caught on to lenny by
> now, and hang up within the first few seconds of hearing him.
> I guess they've been thoroughly lenny'd already so he's no longer
> On Fri, 3 Apr 2020, JASON BOTHE via NANOG wrote:
> > I just need my phone to have a warm transfer button with or without
> supervision to Lenny https://toao.net/595-lenny
> >> On Apr 3, 2020, at 18:40, Grimes, Greg <greg.grimes at msstate.edu> wrote:
> >> I was thinking the EXACT same thing!!
> >> --
> >> Greg Grimes
> >> Senior Network Analyst
> >> Information Technology Services
> >> Mississippi State University
> >> 662-325-9311(w)
> >> From: NANOG <nanog-bounces at nanog.org> on behalf of Clayton Zekelman
> <clayton at MNSi.Net>
> >> Sent: Friday, April 3, 2020 6:21:43 PM
> >> To: Sean Donelan <sean at donelan.com>; nanog at nanog.org <nanog at nanog.org>
> >> Subject: Re: FCC and FTC Demand Cut-Off Robercallers of Coronavirus
> >> Finally, but why did it take a pandemic to get them to do this?
> >> At 07:14 PM 03/04/2020, Sean Donelan wrote:
> >>> A sternly worded, finger-wagging press release.
> >>> [...]
> >>> The FCC¢s Enforcement Bureau and FTC¢s Bureau of
> >>> Consumer Protection wrote to three gateway
> >>> providers that are facilitating these scam
> >>> COVID-19-related robocalls: SIPJoin of Suffolk,
> >>> Virginia; Connexum of Orange, California; and
> >>> VoIP Terminator/BLMarketing of Lake Mary,
> >>> Florida. The companies have been identified by
> >>> the Traceback Group, a consortium of phone
> >>> companies that help officials track down suspect
> >>> calls, managed by the trade association
> >>> USTelecom. The Commissions also wrote to
> >>> USTelecom to ask its members to begin blocking
> >>> calls from these providers if the flood of
> >>> robocalls is not cut off within 48 hours.
> >> --
> >> Clayton Zekelman
> >> Managed Network Systems Inc. (MNSi)
> >> 3363 Tecumseh Rd. E
> >> Windsor, Ontario
> >> N8W 1H4
> >> tel. 519-985-8410
> >> fax. 519-985-8409
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