It should just simply be illegal to use the telephone, internet or mobile communication for fraud.
Why isn't it illegal for someone to use the telephone for fraud? You hear about these scammers all the time who are trying to bilk someone out of money, whether it's through the internet, the phone or a mobile device. Doing this should be illegal, plain and simple. Having access to communication is a priviledge, not a right for scum who would take advantage of another human being.
I am another who totally agree. Direct Marketing Assoc is useless. Do Not Call is useless. Still receiving unwanted junk mail & unwanted telephone solicitations.
Rights of Privacy seems to be compromised with the Open Public Records Act (OPRA). Government agencies, as well as, communication companies are selling are personal information to be used on the world wide web for a fee. This does leave the door wide open for fraudulent transactions to occur without our knowledge.
When it does occur. You file a complaint, with a response, 'What do you want us to do about it?' This response is due not having a name/address to file against.
The FCC should be blocking these companies who are displaying our private information publicly online. Due to the economy, don't be surprised if someone break into your home!
I totally agree with you. I have received one of these calls and although I know it is all a fraud, it is scary that they knew so much about my personal info.! Also, the FTC doe nothing unless they see a general trend for this and repeated attacks! Companies can also get mailing address, etc., directly from FTC!