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Re: New N.Y. Law Targets Hidden Net LD Tolls

  • From: Richard A Steenbergen
  • Date: Thu Aug 18 03:00:23 2005

On Thu, Aug 18, 2005 at 02:44:59AM -0400, Eric A. Hall wrote:
> 
> 
> On 8/17/2005 10:04 PM, Fergie (Paul Ferguson) wrote:
> 
> > A new law that's apparently the first in the nation threatens to
> > penalize Internet service providers that fail to warn users that some
> > dial-up numbers can ring up enormous long-distance phone bills even
> > though they appear local.
> 
> aka, make ISPs liable for other people's fraud. What's the thinking here,
> anybody know?

Erm... Requiring that ISPs notify customers that phone numbers in the same 
area code may not be "local" has WHAT exactly to do with making ISPs 
liable for other people's fraud? Sounds like a disclaimer requirement to 
me, nothing related to fraud just good business practice. You must be 
confusing this with exotic 900# and international locations which are used 
to scam people.

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