Amber Alert - total loss of control?

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  1. tarheelblue32

    tarheelblue32 Well-Known Member

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    Spoofing the caller ID in that manner to conceal who you really are is illegal under federal law also. You can still report it as an illegally spoofed number and give the information about who they said they were when you talked to them.
     
  2. Mikeguy

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    About 50% of the time when I try to get identifying info. from the spam callers, they hang up on me. As bad as the call to begin with.
     
  3. rahnbo

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    Yeah. as soon as these scumbags figure out you're fishing for who they really are they bail. You literally have to act like an old deaf dumb ass to get anywhere.
     
  4. kdmorse

    kdmorse Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Fine in theory. In practice, that's not exactly slowing them down. If shutting them down was that easy, the problem wouldn't exist.
     
  5. rahnbo

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    Miss Cleo got away with this crap for years.
     
  6. ej42137

    ej42137 Well-Known Member

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    So who are you reporting? The spoofed number? That's just whatever they choose to tag the call with, it doesn't identify the caller in any way. The Phone Company is obviously making money off of these jerks, just like the Postal Service makes money off of junk mail. That's why they're dragging their feet on effective spam call measures.
     
  7. CoxInPHX

    CoxInPHX COX Communications

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    I remember in the early 70's, when I was a kid, the first Saturday of the month at Noon, the air raid sirens on most all public schools and buildings would sound for a few minutes.
     
  8. LoadStar

    LoadStar I voted! Did you?

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    No need to bring them back. They're still around here in the midwest; it is just that they are used for tornado warnings, not air raids anymore.
     
  9. jsmeeker

    jsmeeker Notable Member TCF Club

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    Duck! and cover.
     
  10. tarheelblue32

    tarheelblue32 Well-Known Member

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    It would be easy for the government to shut down most of this if they were actually interested in doing it. The NSA tracks every phone call made on the planet, and I'm sure they have software that could analyze call patterns and figure out exactly what is going on and where these criminals are calling from and send in swat teams to arrest them or hit them with heavy fines.
     
  11. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    But what if you're washing the bathroom floor? Do you really want to spend your last minutes washing the bathroom floor, when you could just say "Screw it, I'm gonna watch TV!"
     
  12. JWhites

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    Just force out of standby, no clue about the recording. I would assume if a tuner is not currently recording it would be used for the forced tune and leave the recording tuner(s) alone. This assumes the service provider uses forced tuning as the method of alert and doesn't use the banner alert instead.
     
  13. JWhites

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    We still use them in communities within the ten mile radius of the nuclear plants.
     
  14. JWhites

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    Not really since one is weather related and the other is life and safety imminent threat related like shelter in place warnings during the manhunt near Boston in 2013 or that huge fire at the GE factory last week where the air was poisonous in the surrounding area or an evacuation due to a nuclear plant problem or wildfire. Extreme threats are more urgent then severe threats but both are important.
     
  15. rahnbo

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    Well that would sound appropriate. You have cause and proximity in that case. We don't have many air raid sirens in FLA that I know of. I know they tried a few and pissed of lots of people so I think they stopped trying.
     
  16. rahnbo

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    Well, you have a scenario I haven't imagined. What if you're having the best sex of your life... would you want to stop if you're gonna die anyway? :D
     
  17. JWhites

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    It's those seniors, they're always causing problems :p. I heard raised a stink with color TV and again with HDTV :p. I think they complain just to get warm :D. I spent a few weeks down there and ever time I went out all they could talk about is how cold it was. It was in the 60's. :rolleyes:
     
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  18. rahnbo

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    I'll be one of those seniors eventually but I embrace anything new or am least willing to try. 60 is a little chilly for me though unless I'm mowing the grass!
    I guess its just what you get used to. I recall going to Buffalo, NY when I was 16 years old (had never left Florida). When I left Tampa mid-July in was in the 90's. It never hit 70 in Buffalo the whole time I was there and I had to buy some warmer clothes. I had the opposite effect after a few years living in Anaheim, CA. I moved back to FLA and was darn hot all of the time even though it was technically cooler. 100 in Anaheim isn't so bad (that dry heat as they call it) but 85 here in FLA is hell and like trying to breath pea soup.
     
  19. MichaelAinNB

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    Some info about EAS here, too:

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=10465062#post10465062
     

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