Ok, since VOIP consists of data packets, why cannot a virus be developed to destroy a scammer while you are talking to them? Their phone system comes into their computers and therefore would theoretically them vulnerable.
Can it be done? It appears so!
Far-fetched idea? NOPE!
For example, this site (https://computer.howstuffworks.com/ip-telephony5.htm) clearly states: VoIP is susceptible to worms, viruses and hacking, although this is very rare and VoIP developers are working on VoIP encryption to counter this.
This site points out something similar: https://www.lifewire.com/security-threats-in-voip-3426532
Many other sites talk about a VOIP virus by using data packets as well, but none that discuss how it is accomplished.
Now, I have some very deep pockets, and software programmers who work for me. I think we should roll with this concept, but I would like to throw this out to you for some feedback.
This might be a really good solution to the problem because if the scammer's computers (and therefore phones) could be disabled then why not?
This is clearly a different solution other than ratting, which is extremely complex to do and is highly illegal.
Pros: Its as fun as hell!
Cons: You waste your time too and it doesn't affect scammers much.
Pros: PURE fun!
Cons: We can only disable 1-2 numbers per day with this method and the scammer merely gets a new number anyways.
Reporting Scammer to Carrier:
Pros: Best solution - we shut down 30-50 scammers every day by reporting the number to the carrier. We have established relationships with all carriers scammers use and in about 60 seconds of work we can shut down a scammer by sending a simple copy/paste email to the carrier. Let me know if you would like a copy of the list.
Cons: The scammer just changes their number. Companies like MagicJack close out the number but they don't disable the device ID. Therefore, the scammer simply gets a new number and within minutes are up and running.
Pros: Strong-arming politicians to run PSA ads on TV to educate the public would be the strongest defense. The government already does this with regards use of seatbelts, drinking and driving, and tobacco. Why not PSA's for educating the public about scammers? If the public would only STOP falling for this stupidity the the finances of the scammers would dry up
Cons: Trying to make politicians see it our way and trying to make people less stupid might be more difficult than making water un-wet.
So, this is why I present to you a new concept. Transmit a virus through a VOIP conversation that takes out their network.
Let me know if you have any ideas or thoughts in this regard. I am ready to finance such a thing.
NOTE: I'm not interested in ANY debates (unless such is generally informative for any reader), insults, direct attacks against me IN ANY FORM. I have been here before and have been buried alive by these things. I only want the same thing as you.... A REAL SOLUTION for destroying these people once and for all, not some challenge regarding my intentions!