No offense, but the direction India is going the last years, politically, well, if it were a smaller place I'd just say gtfo, but with a place of over a bln people... uhm...
No idea how VPN deals work in your country. Does the state even have to know about them, if you use some foreign service?
cyclone3d wrote on 2022-05-08, 15:50:
Where are most of the computer and phone scammers located? […]
Where are most of the computer and phone scammers located?
If it were up to me, I would be going after said scum and locking them away in a deep dark hole and throw away the key.
That being said, the YouTube videos of people wasting the scammers' time is very entertaining.
As for VPN services in India, if I were a VPN operator I would stay as-is as long as possible and then give India the double deuce and slam the door on the way out.
Oh yeah, where did Boeing outsource the 737 max programming to? Oh yeah that's right.. India. What a cluster that turned into.
cyclone3d wrote on 2022-05-08, 19:30:
What needs to be done as far as the phone scammers is that the phone companies should stop allowing the VOIP phone systems to se […]
What needs to be done as far as the phone scammers is that the phone companies should stop allowing the VOIP phone systems to send whatever caller ID they want to.
If you have a business and want the callback number to show the same for all outgoing calls, then there should have to be a special procedure to get that allowed.
Otherwise the caller ID showing up should always be what the actual number is.
I've been saying this for years but the phone companies could care less.
Even getting a record of the real phone numbers being used requires a warrant/subpoena to get the phone companies to turn over said information.
They claim to want to stop scams but do almost nothing of real value to do so.
Not the topic, but hell, those people sure piss me off big time. Just assuming I'm using MS Windows is offensive enough, but...
I have a landline phone that's basically "work" but the number is in no registry and doesn't ring very often. I'm rather obliged to pick it up, unknown IDs included. I really value my privacy, otherwise. Three comments:
- That the problem persists is a failure of international law. Any sub network that does those things should just be cut off the routing system, period. It should be possible to at least trace that down to a minor grid. And if not handled by means of white phosphorous or something appropriate, at least retire that network. If that means a whole country, I don't bloody care.
- It's a failure of my country since national telephone grids are under pretty heavy regulation. No free domestic caller IDs for just anyone, even calls from the outside. It's companies who don't care and probably politics who don't understand. To put this in perspective for Americans and other somehow culturally challenged nations in the first world: Even legitimate B2C cold calls are illegal in this country.
- I admit that I've gotten used to just improvise the most offensive thing that comes to mind with those calls. Stuff in way too poor a taste to be quoted here or anywhere. Whatever gets these people to kill themselves, I shall consider it a public service. Then again, of course I feel shitty about that since it's perfectly possible that some of them don't even completely understand what they're doing, just working down some flowchart in a low paying call center job and out of sheer need. Well, please get a grip, I can't really help it.