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Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2009 21:14:04 -0800 (PST)
From: Thad Floryan <>
Subject: Re: TeleTrap from TelTech Systems 
Message-ID: <>

On Feb 18, 5:02 pm, Dan Lanciani <> wrote:
> (Thad Floryan) wrote:
> |A friend emailed me the following article URL:
> |
> |<>
> |[...]
> |Is that even possible or feasible?
> They probably simply substitute the ANI for the CallerID.  There used
> to be some carriers that would do this for you but I think they had
> regulatory issues.  I suppose it's possible that when the CallerID is
> present but the presentation blocking feature is set they just unset
> it.  That would really be asking for trouble I think...

I appreciate your thoughts but I'm still puzzled how the TeleTrap
service could work. Below is my diagram of call sequence described
in the MSNBC article:

[Spammer]>--->[ Spam ]>--->[TelTech ]>--->[Victim]

Spammer calls Victim with Caller ID blocked or spoofed; ANI is very
likely not available [to] the victim since [spammer is using] cell
phone service.

Victim's instrument forwards (?) the still-unanswered call to TeleTrap
which returns "some" equivalent of Caller ID, and Victim can make a
decision to answer or not.

Per my understanding, ANI is a separate system from Caller ID (and is
what's used typically for 911 service and also by some large

I don't understand what it is that's handed-off to TeleTrap and what
it is that TeleTrap could return that would be displayed as an
equivalent to Caller ID on the Victim's phone during the ringing
interval (already beyond the normal placement for Caller ID info).

There's a lack of technical information at <>.



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