caller ID spoofers seem to be getting worse at this
+800 isn't even a valid dialing code
@iliana probably they use invalid numbers internally and so have no way of checking whether it’s a “valid use of invalid number” or an “invalid use of an invalid number” :/
@iliana i'm pretty sure validating phone numbers when considering all traffic that goes through it and not just real people is impossible
@iliana the most clever is when they match your first few digits. I bet a lot of people answer those "local" calls
I got a couple calls once from a "local" number that was actually a human and left a voicemail, because "I" called them
@iliana Universal International Freephone Numbers (UIFN) are +800!
But the rest of your thread is so, so damned true.
@iliana CLID validation should not be this he'd, buuut it always has been. It was problematic even before VoIP was so commonplace 😕
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