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Volume 28 : Issue 142 : "text" Format

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  eCrime Researchers Summit CFP
  Re: FTC builds case against telemarketers 

====== 27 years of TELECOM Digest -- Founded August 21, 1981 ====== Telecom and VOIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) Digest for the Internet. All contents here are copyrighted by Patrick Townson and the individual writers/correspondents. Articles may be used in other journals or newsgroups, provided the writer's name and the Digest are included in the fair use quote. By using -any name or email address- included herein for -any- reason other than responding to an article herein, you agree to pay a hundred dollars to the recipients of the email. =========================== Addresses herein are not to be added to any mailing list, nor to be sold or given away without explicit written consent. Chain letters, viruses, porn, spam, and miscellaneous junk are definitely unwelcome. We must fight spam for the same reason we fight crime: not because we are naive enough to believe that we will ever stamp it out, but because we do not want the kind of world that results when no one stands against crime. Geoffrey Welsh =========================== See the bottom of this issue for subscription and archive details and the name of our lawyer, and other stuff of interest. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Sat, 23 May 2009 23:49:55 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <> To: Subject: eCrime Researchers Summit CFP Message-ID: <p0624081dc63e73334283@[]> The fourth annual APWG eCrime Researchers Summit will be hosted in October 2009, in Tacoma, WA. Original papers on all aspects of electronic crime are solicited for submission to eCrime '09. Topics of relevance include but are not limited to: * Phishing, rogue-AV, pharming, click-fraud, crimeware, extortion and emerging attacks. * Technical, legal, political, social and psychological aspects of fraud and fraud prevention. * Malware, botnets, ecriminal/phishing gangs and collaboration, or money laundering. * Techniques to assess the risks and yields of attacks and the success rates of countermeasures. * Delivery techniques, including spam, voice mail and rank manipulation; and countermeasures. * Spoofing of different types, and applications to fraud. * Techniques to avoid detection, tracking and takedown; and ways to block such techniques. * Honeypot design, data mining, and forensic aspects of fraud prevention. * Design and evaluation of user interfaces in the context of fraud and network security. * Best practices related to digital forensics tools and techniques, investigative procedures, and evidence acquisition, handling and preservation. ... ------------------------------ Date: Sun, 24 May 2009 06:55:35 +0000 (UTC) From: "Adam H. Kerman" <> To: Subject: Re: FTC builds case against telemarketers Message-ID: <gvar17$jtq$> wrote: >The following article from the Phila Inqr describes some outrageous >stuff pulled by telemarketers in violation of multiple laws and how >people fought back. This includes spoofing the caller ID. >See: >Would anyone know if Call Trace (1157) works when a telemarketer >calls? That is, does Call Trace send the real ANI or the caller-ID to >the Call Trace Bureau. Unfortunately, ANI doesn't make it to your switch. >Unfortunately, the Call Trace Bureau appears to only respond to >repeated threatening calls, not mere sales calls and now has a high >fee per use. In my area, they'll capture the data, but the telephone subscriber must file a police report before they'll release it. >They seem to really discourage people from using it. Yeah. Once upon a time, the Annoyance Call Bureau would go after companies that set up fax machines to keep retrying your number... which they had entered incorrectly. ------------------------------ TELECOM Digest is an electronic journal devoted mostly to telecom- munications topics. It is circulated anywhere there is email, in addition to Usenet, where it appears as the moderated newsgroup 'comp.dcom.telecom'. TELECOM Digest is a not-for-profit, mostly non-commercial educational service offered to the Internet by Patrick Townson. All the contents of the Digest are compilation-copyrighted. You may reprint articles in some other media on an occasional basis, but please attribute my work and that of the original author. The Telecom Digest is currently being moderated by Bill Horne while Pat Townson recovers from a stroke. 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