Hang 'em high

I see that various state atorneys general are suing a telecommunications outfit for allegedly violating the laws regarding spam phone calls. The states, including Oregon, are after a company called Avid Telecom, its owner Michael D. Lansky, and its vice president Stacey S. Reeves.

The lawsuit said Avid Telecom used spoofed or invalid caller ID numbers, including more than 8.4 million calls that appeared to be coming from government and law enforcement agencies as well as private companies.

The company also allegedly sent or transmitted scam calls about the Social Security Administration, Medicare, Amazon and DirecTV, as well as auto warranties, employment and credit card interest rate reductions.

It's just a civil suit, which means that no one will go to jail. That's too bad.

A lot of this trash comes from overseas. But if there are domestic players making money off it, they get what they have coming to them.


  1. I found it’s kinda fun to play with these calls. I think it’s easy to identify the spam and then confuse the hapless caller with nonsense questions.

  2. I use Hiya on my phone to make stop these. It’s about $25/year…two cocktails in a good bar! It’s the best $$$ I spend all year!


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