Capital One says it can show up at cardholders' homes, workplaces, and modify or suppress caller ID and similar services and identify themselves in any manner they choose

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    Feb 18, 2014 10:46 PM GMT
    Los Angeles Times: The [Capital One contract] update specifies that "we may contact you in any manner we choose" and that such contacts can include calls, emails, texts, faxes or a "personal visit."

    As if that weren't creepy enough, Cap One says these visits can be "at your home and at your place of employment."

    The company's contract update also includes this little road apple:

    "We may modify or suppress caller ID and similar services and identify ourselves on these services in any manner we choose."

    Now that's just freaky. Cap One is saying it can trick you into picking up the phone by using what looks like a local number or masquerading as something it's not, such as Save the Puppies or a similarly friendly-seeming bogus organization.


    http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-lazarus-20140218,0,5011779,full.column#axzz2tiRn1nds
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    Feb 18, 2014 11:07 PM GMT
    There's an android app named Mr Number that does a fine job of blocking spam calls. I get a call at least daily 'update my google business listing' that always come from a spoofed number and that number is different each time. If there's been anyone else who has flagged it as spam you can also choose to block it. I also block all 800, 888, 877, 866, 855 numbers because those are always spam.

    I blog, google maps, and all sorts of other stuff for my business and unfortunately that generates 10x of bullshit calls for every real one.

    Other than google maps, Mr Number is the most valuable free app I have on my phone.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mrnumber.blocker&hl=en