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Why are callers allowed to block their number from caller ID?Posted Monday, August 10, 2009, at 1:46 PM
As you might guess, I am the recipient of a growing number of recorded calls that block the caller I.D. It is not just on my land line but my cell as well. I am SURE that I am not alone on this and that you have asked the question, but maybe someone has also heard some answers.
If someone does not want me to know who is calling, they have NO right to call me. The Feds have the "Do Not Call" directories but in their wisdom, they allow these folks to block their I.D.s? Hello? I bet they know my number regardless if called with a perceived threat.
I have one Riddle & Woods calling me for Ralph P*****h and his account number is 234********82 and they want me to call back during THEIR business hours even though they called me at 8:00 PM on Friday night and again on Sunday afternoon. Which I did by the way and they were not open! And when they did answer they hung up on me as soon as they realized I was not the person.
Then I call my carrier to see if they could look at my records and block what they see, but what they see is already on my blocked calls, so the company has a network of dummy phone numbers that show up on records but is not really the number they are calling from. Should that be legal? H**l NO!
I get a credit card refinance offer from another on the AT&T system and they can not get the number they called me without a court order! The laws protect the company that is bugging me??!!
So what is a valid reason for allowing callers to block their number?
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