How To Block Calls – Options & Solutions From AT&T
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Re: Blocking Unwanted Calls – Options & Solutions From AT&T
None of these options address "neighbor spoofing", where the caller uses a random (but legitimate) random number of the same area code and exchange as the target phone.
If I block the number, I block a potentially valid caller.
The caller is not Anonymous (number withheld)
The caller is not on any spam list (nor should they be), because it's a valid (and innocent) number.
The callers do not honor the do-not-call list
I have no number to report, other than a legitimate phone number belonging to an innocent bystander
AT&T (and other providers) must address this issue internally, and quit hiding behind HIPAA and other privacy laws as an excuse for not cracking down on this behavior. Disable CID spoofing by default and allow the owner of the phone line to see the true number of the caller.
Until changes are made, your tools for blocking spammers are completely pointless and irrelevant.