Caller ID Spoofing Business Owner Bails Out Following Death Threats
from the so-much-for-that-plan dept
Last week, we had mentioned the story of a company that was offering caller ID spoofing for collections agencies and private investigators. Earlier this week, the company officially launched the solution and the press went wild… as did many angry people, apparently. The guy behind the business says he’s been inundated with angry calls and emails, and even had a death threat taped to his door. The anger apparently isn’t so much about the fact that he’ll be spoofing phone numbers, but that he’s basically revealing this technology commercially that was previously only used by hackers and crackers, who now feel he’s somehow selling out. In fact, the response has been so crazy that he has decided to sell the business — though, the stories of death threats probably won’t do much good for the selling price, which makes this whole story seem a bit odd. Why not just shut down the service? If people are really pissed that he’s making money off of this, won’t selling it off be just as bad? Something doesn’t seem right about the whole story.