The House has passed the “Truth in Caller ID Act of 2010” (PDF), which does exactly what its name would lead you to believe.
Under the bill, it becomes illegal “to cause any caller ID service to transmit misleading or inaccurate caller ID information, with the intent to defraud and deceive.” The bill maintains an exemption for blocking one’s own outgoing caller ID information, and law enforcement isn’t affected. -Ars Technica
This is absolute nonsense. How are kids supposed to have fun anymore? Doesn’t Congress have anything better to worry about than passing this moronic bill? Some crotchety old senator from West Bumblefuck, Montana probably got too many calls from Seymour Butts with number on his caller ID displaying 8008135. Like seriously, if you haven’t made/ been with anyone who has prank called, you don’t breathe oxygen.
Seriously, back in 1997 I remember being at a third grade rager in this dude Lou’s basement. We prank called all the 8 year old sluts in training. Picture a bunch of third graders giggling around a phone, messing with these people’s parents (since cell phones weren’t mainstream yet). Boys shall be boys.
Instead of banning caller ID spoofing, why not worry about how much the Federal Reserve keeps printing money and how much debt there is. That is much more detrimental to this nation that morons making stupid phone calls.