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A Leeds man is turning cold calls into profit by making marketing companies use his higher-rate line.
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By Joe Kent Producer, You and Yours
Lee Beaumont Image caption Lee Beaumont is taking on the cold callers
A man targeted by marketing companies is making money from cold calls with his own higher-rate phone number.
In November 2011 Lee Beaumont paid £10 plus VAT to set up his personal 0871 line - so to call him now costs 10p, from which he receives 7p.
The Leeds businessman told BBC Radio 4ʼs You and Yours programme that the line had so far made £300.
Phone Pay Plus, which regulates premium numbers, said it strongly discouraged people from adopting the idea.
Mr Beaumont came up with the plan when he grew sick of calls offering to help him reclaim payment protection insurance (PPI), or install solar panels.
He said: "I donʼt use my normal Leeds number for anyone but my friends and family."
Once he had set up the 0871 line, every time a bank, gas or electricity supplier asked him for his details online, he submitted it as his contact number.
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Media captionLee Beaumont told BBC Radio 4ʼs You and Yours programme about his 0871 number
He added he was "very honest" and the companies did ask why he had a such a number.
He told the programme he replied: "Because Iʼm getting annoyed with PPI phone calls when Iʼm trying to watch Coronation Street so Iʼd rather make 10p a minute."
He said almost all of the companies he dealt with were happy to use it and if they refused he asked them to email.
The number of calls received by Mr Beaumont has fallen from between 20 and 30 a month to just 13 last month.
Because he works from home, Mr Beaumont has been able to increase his revenue by keeping cold callers talking - asking for more details about their services.
Citizens Advice commissioned a survey about unwanted PPI calls.
One in four of those who had received unwanted calls said this had interrupted family meals.
Calls remain the most common form of contact about PPI claims, followed by automated landline messages and text messages to mobiles.
Anyone who believes that they have been mis-sold PPI can make a claim directly to their provider.
PPI: The unintended consequences of a scandal
He admitted the scheme had changed his attitude, saying: "I want cold calls", and that he had moved on to encouraging companies to make contact.
After a recent problem with his online shopping, he declined to call an 0845 number but posted his number on Twitter in the knowledge that the number could be picked up by marketing companies.
But the premium number regulator Phone Pay Plus says the public should think twice before setting up their own lines.
They say phone line providers must meet consumer protection standards, which include transparency, fairness and complaint handling, which would mean clearly setting out the cost of each call to any organisation that rang.
They told You and Yours: "Premium rate numbers are not designed to be used in this way and we would strongly discourage any listeners from adopting this idea, as they will be liable under our code for any breaches and subsequent fines that result."
A survey for charity Citizens Advice found that two-thirds of those asked had received unwanted calls, texts, emails or letters about PPI mis-selling.
More than half said that they had been contacted more than 10 times in the past year.
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A Texas woman with pancreatic cancer spends most of her days on the phone doing battle with insurers and billing departments. Finances are her most gnawing, ever present concern.
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HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19264243
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Post stats: Points: 184 - Comments: 137 - 2019-02-27T16:29:50Z
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Carol Marley, a hospital nurse with private insurance, says coping with the financial fallout of her pancreatic cancer has been exhausting.
Carol Marley wants everyone to know what a life-threatening cancer diagnosis looks like in America today.
Yes, itʼs the chemotherapy that leaves you weak and unable to walk across the room. Yes, itʼs the litany of tests and treatments – the CT scans and MRIs and biopsies and endoscopies and surgeries and blood draws and radiation and doctor visits. Yes, itʼs envisioning your funeral, which torments you day and night.
But none of these is her most gnawing, ever present concern.
That would be the convoluted medical bills that fill multiple binders, depleted savings accounts that destroy early retirement plans and so, so many phone calls with insurers and medical providers.
"I have faith in God that my cancer is not going to kill me," says Marley, who lives in Round Rock, Texas. "I have a harder time believing that this is gonna get straightened out and isnʼt gonna harm us financially. Thatʼs the leap of faith that Iʼm struggling with."
Coping with the financial fallout of cancer is exhausting — and nerve-wracking. But the worst part, Marley says, is that itʼs unexpected.
When she was diagnosed with adenocarcinoma of the pancreas head in July, she didnʼt anticipate so many bills, or so many billing mistakes. After all, she is a hospital nurse with good private insurance that has allowed her access to high-quality doctors and hospitals.
Randall Marley, a computer systems engineer, says he frequently comes home from work to find his wife feeling unwell and frustrated about having spent a precious day of her recovery making phone calls to understand and dispute medical bills. One recent night she was in tears and "emotionally at a breaking point," he says. "The hardest part of this is seeing the toll itʼs taken on my wife."
Stress-inducing bills accumulate
More than 42 percent of the 9.5 million people diagnosed with cancer from 2000 to 2012 drained their lifeʼs assets within two years, according to a study published last year in the American Journal of Medicine. Cancer patients are 2.65 times more likely to file for bankruptcy than those without cancer, and bankruptcy puts them at a higher risk for early death, according to research.
But those statistics donʼt convey the daily misery of a patient with a life-threatening disease trying to navigate the convoluted financial demands of the U.S. health care system while simultaneously facing a roller coaster of treatment and healing.
Stephanie Wheeler, a professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, said the number of bills coming from different providers can be overwhelming.
"Itʼs oftentimes multiple different bills that are rolling in over a period of several months and sometimes years," says Wheeler, who has conducted survey research with metastatic cancer patients. "As those bills start to accumulate, it can be very stress inducing."
Given that many patients canʼt work during treatment, these bills may force even relatively well-to-do cancer patients to take out second mortgages, spend college savings or worry about leaving debt behind for their families, Wheeler says.
Carol Marley is a slight woman who dotes on her two dogs and is involved in her church. Her 88-year-old father, who has dementia, had moved in a few years earlier. She and her husband, Randall, pride themselves on living frugally. They pay their credit card off every month and donʼt have car payments.
Carol and her daughter, June Marley, who is a second-year college student, have health insurance through Carolʼs employer, Ascension Health, a large faith-based health care system with facilities across the nation. Carolʼs husband has separate insurance through his job.
They were hoping to retire early, buy an RV and drive around the country. Instead, they see their meticulous plans disappearing, even if Carol recovers.
Their high-deductible insurance policy meant they had to spend $6,000 before their insurance started covering her treatment expenses. They hit their annual out-of-pocket maximum of $10,000 well before the year was over.
But Carol says she was prepared for that. "What I didnʼt anticipate is the knock-down, drag-out fight that I would have to engage in to get people to see there were errors and address it."
Since sheʼs unable to work, the family lost her nursing salary.
"Money is not coming in, and itʼs going out by the thousands," she says.
From nurse to patient
Carol had treated cancer patients before. She had seen them come in with unexplained aches and leave with devastating diagnoses. Now it was her turn.
Though she didnʼt recognize it at the time, her symptoms were textbook. Fatigue. Back pain. Weight loss. In July, doctors told her she had pancreatic cancer.
Her first thought was that she was going to die. One nurse friend asked if she had her affairs in order. Thatʼs because pancreatic cancer is usually discovered too late. Just 9 percent of patients are alive five years after diagnosis, compared with 90 percent of breast cancer patients.
Carol knew she was lucky. Hers hadnʼt spread. She might be able to undergo surgery. But first, four months of chemotherapy and five weeks of radiation.
After Carol Marley was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last July, she worried what it would mean for her family, including her 88-year-old father with dementia.
The chemotherapy — seven or eight rounds, she canʼt quite remember — drained her. "I couldnʼt put words together in my head," she says. She had muscle spasms and developed fevers that landed her in the emergency room.
As she became weaker, Carol realized she could no longer care for her father at home. On a recent morning in early January, she sat down with a nurse from a memory-care facility where a space had become available. Holding back tears, Carol told the nurse she knew this day would come. "I didnʼt think it would be so soon, and I didnʼt know under these circumstances."
Different insurers lead to different bills
Later that same day, Carolʼs energy was up. She adjusted the colorful scarf on her head, turned on her computer and pulled out a pen. Some days she spends hours trying to clarify and fix medical bills. "But I donʼt do that frequently because it is so fruitless and it is stressful," she said.
Often, she is just trying to figure out what different bills mean. "Even as a nurse, I feel like itʼs impossible to understand," she said. "I canʼt make heads or tails of it."
Sometimes there are errors.
Part of the problem, she contends, is that one insurance company covers visits with Ascension providers and hospitals and another company covers pharmacy claims, specialty drugs and providers outside Ascensionʼs network. Some of the bills, including a $1,400 one from an ER visit — were sent to the wrong insurer, she says.
Carol cites other issues. An $18,400 chemotherapy bill was submitted with missing information and then denied because it arrived late. An $870 MRI bill was denied because the provider said there was no pre-authorization.
"Itʼs not any one individual. Itʼs not any one system or provider," she says. "The whole system is messed up. ... Thereʼs no recourse for me except to just keep making phone calls."
On this particular afternoon, Carol has a long list of calls to make. One to figure out why she couldnʼt access her insurance claims online. Another to a medical provider that urged her to pay $380, even though it acknowledged that it owed her about $80 of that total.
Someone who answers the phone suggests again that Carol pay the entire amount. "Once itʼs posted to your account and it goes through, we would send you a check," the woman says.
Carol shakes her head. "Iʼm sure yʼall are fine people over there, but Iʼm not trusting a refund to come," she responds, reflecting on her experience as a consumer of cancer care. "The problem is, they want their money and they are going to get it one way or the other."
As for her hospital bills, Ascension declined to comment, citing protected health information. But spokesman Nick Ragone said, "The matter at issue was favorably resolved."
He didnʼt say which issue was resolved.
Kaiser Health News is a nonprofit news service covering health issues. It is an editorially independent program of the Kaiser Family Foundation and is not affiliated with Kaiser Permanente.
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Australia no longer 'respects right to privacy'.
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HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19242698
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FastMail loses customers, faces calls to move over anti-encryption laws
Hosted email provider FastMail says it has lost customers and faces “regular” requests to shift its operations outside Australia following the passage of anti-encryption laws.
The Victorian company, which offers ad-free email services to users in 150 countries, told a senate committee that the now-passed laws were starting to bite.
“The way in which [the laws] were introduced, debated, and ultimately passed ... creates a perception that Australia has changed - that we are no longer a country which respects the right to privacy,” FastMail CEO Bron Gondwana said. [pdf]
“We have already seen an impact on our business caused by this perception.
“Our particular service is not materially affected as we already respond to warrants under the
“Still, we have seen existing customers leave, and potential customers go elsewhere, citing this bill as the reason for their choice
“We are [also]regularly being asked by customers if we plan to move.”
Gondwana’s comments are similar to those of Senetas, which said it now “regularly fields questions” from customers about how encryption-busting laws might impact the products they have installed and are using. Senetas also said that its sales pipeline had dulled.
FastMail also used its submission to the senate committee to raise concerns that secretive “technical capabilities” added to products and services to aid law enforcement were unlikely to stay secret for long.
Moreover, he said that technical capabilities could be removed and destroyed internally by coders not privy to those capabilities even existing in the code base.
“Our staff are curious and capable - if our system is behaving unexpectedly, they will attempt to understand why. This is a key part of bug discovery and keeping our systems secure,” Gondwana said.
“Technology is a tinkerer’s arena. Tools exist to monitor network data, system calls, and give computer users more observability than ever before.
“Secret data exfiltration code may be discovered by tinkerers or even anti-virus firms looking at unexpected behaviour.
“[Additionally, as code is refactored and products change over time, ensuring that a technical capability isn’t lost means that everybody working on the design and implementation needs to know that the technical capability exists and take it into account.”
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LOS ANGELES – 21 February 2019 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) believes that there is an ongoing and significant risk to key parts of the Domain Name System (DNS)…
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LOS ANGELES – 21 February 2019 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) believes that there is an ongoing and significant risk to key parts of the Domain Name System (DNS) infrastructure.
In the context of increasing reports of malicious activity targeting the DNS infrastructure, ICANN is calling for full deployment of the Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) across all unsecured domain names. The organization also reaffirms its commitment to engage in collaborative efforts to ensure the security, stability and resiliency of the Internet’s global identifier systems.
As one of many entities engaged in the decentralized management of the Internet, ICANN is specifically responsible for coordinating the top-most level of the DNS to ensure its stable and secure operation and universal resolvability.
On 15 February 2019, in response to reports of attacks against key parts of the DNS infrastructure, ICANN offered a checklist of recommended security precautions for members of the domain name industry, registries, registrars, resellers, and related others, to proactively take to protect their systems, their customers’ systems and information reachable via the DNS.
Public reports indicate that there is a pattern of multifaceted attacks utilizing different methodologies. Some of the attacks target the DNS, in which unauthorized changes to the delegation structure of domain names are made, replacing the addresses of intended servers with addresses of machines controlled by the attackers. This particular type of attack, which targets the DNS, only works when DNSSEC is not in use. DNSSEC is a technology developed to protect against such changes by digitally ʼsigningʼ data to assure its validity. Although DNSSEC cannot solve all forms of attack against the DNS, when it is used, unauthorized modification to DNS information can be detected, and users are blocked from being misdirected.
ICANN has long recognized the importance of DNSSEC and is calling for full deployment of the technology across all domains. Although this will not solve the security problems of the Internet, it aims to assure that Internet users reach their desired online destination by helping to prevent so-called “man in the middle” attacks where a user is unknowingly re-directed to a potentially malicious site. DNSSEC complements other technologies, such as Transport Layer Security (most typically used in HTTPS) that protect the end user/domain communication.
As the coordinator of the top-most level of the DNS, ICANN is in the position to help mitigate and detect DNS-related risks, and to facilitate key discussions together with its partners. The organization believes that all members of the domain name system ecosystem must work together to produce better tools and policies to secure the DNS and other critical operations of the Internet. To facilitate these efforts, ICANN is planning an event for the Internet community to address DNS protection: The first is an open session during the upcoming ICANN64 public meeting on 9-14 March 2019, in Kobe, Japan.
As we learn more information, updates may be provided. For information about ICANN64, visit https://meetings.icann.org/kobe64.
ICANNʼs mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.
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Boss sent Mark Weathers a work email on Good Friday, then called him in church during Easter weekend to make him work, religious-discrimination suit alleges.
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Mark Weathers’ path to termination at Yelp started with an email his boss sent him a few minutes before midnight on Good Friday. Weathers didn’t answer it, because he wasn’t checking his email a few minutes before midnight on Good Friday.
That’s according to a religious-discrimination lawsuit that Weathers filed against the San Francisco online-review company, claiming he was fired after not being responsive to work communications “24/7/365.”
A Yelp spokesperson said the suit was without merit. “Yelp respects religious and personal responsibilities and makes reasonable accommodations when requested,” the spokesperson said in an emailed statement. “While the company does not typically comment on personnel actions, the claims alleged here are inaccurate and Yelp will respond to them in the appropriate forum.”
Weathers worked as a San Francisco-based security manager for Yelp from October 2016 till June 2018, according to the suit filed Tuesday in San Francisco County Superior Court.
On Good Friday last March, Weathers’ boss, head of security Rick Lee, sent him an email about an employee in Yelp’s Phoenix offices seeking after-hours access to a building, the suit said. After Weathers failed to respond to the 11:49 p.m. email, an upset Lee called him Saturday to find out why his message had not been answered, the suit said.
“Mr. Weathers indicated that he had not checked his email because it was Easter weekend and he was spending time with his family and attending church services,” according to the suit. “In fact, Mr. Weathers was attending a church-sponsored event when he answered Mr. Lee’s phone call. Mr. Lee said Mr. Weathers needed to be responsive, even while he was attending church services.”
The following day, Easter Sunday, while Weathers was in church with his family, Lee emailed him and site managers, and told Weathers to contact the managers to find out what happened with the after-hours-access request and make sure it didn’t happen again, the suit said.
“He demanded that Mr. Weathers provide an ‘after action review’ to him by the close of business the following day, necessitating that Mr. Weathers contact each of his co-workers on Easter Sunday,” the suit alleged. “In addition, Mr. Lee admonished, ‘Each leader on this email should make a regular practice of checking email and setting cell phones to take inbound calls 24/7/365.ʼ”
Weathers provided the report, and explained to Lee that he had “made a choice to focus on Easter Weekend,” as it was a very important weekend for him, so he did not check email as he would on other weekends, the suit said.
“Mr. Lee responded, ‘You should be checking emails and vmails/inbound calls every day (regardless of weekend or holiday),ʼ” the suit claimed. Lee, according to the suit, said he understood that Weathers would need to turn off devices during church services, but that “a 12-hour gap of non-checking is not acceptable.” Lee reminded Weathers that one Christmas Eve, Lee had spent four hours working on an incident, when he would have preferred to be with his family, the suit said.
Lee also told Weathers, who is pursuing a degree in ministry leadership and has a severely autistic son, that he didn’t care about Weathers’ religious holidays or children, the suit claimed.
Meetings with Lee and Yelp’s human resources department led up to Weathers’ firing on June 5, 2018, according to the suit. Weathers claims Yelp discriminated against him on the basis of religion, and fired him in part over his religious practices. He is seeking unspecified damages.
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A Motherboard investigation has found that around 250 bounty hunters and related businesses had access to AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint customer location data.
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This is a breaking news piece. You can read our full investigation here.
Around 250 bounty hunters and related businesses had access to AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint customer location data, according to documents obtained by Motherboard. The documents also show that telecom companies sold data intended to be used by 911 operators and first responders to data aggregators, who sold it to bounty hunters. The data was in some cases so accurate that a user could be tracked to specific spots inside a building.
The news shows not only how widely Americans’ sensitive location data has been sold through the overlooked and questionable data broker market, but also how the ease-of-access dramatically increased the risk of abuse. Motherboard found that an individual company made more than 18,000 data location requests through a data broker; other companies made thousands of requests. The full details of our investigation are available here.
“This scandal keeps getting worse. Carriers assured customers location tracking abuses were isolated incidents. Now it appears that hundreds of people could track our phones, and they were doing it for years before anyone at the wireless companies took action,” Oregon Senator Ron Wyden said in an emailed statement after presented with Motherboard’s findings. “That’s more than an oversight—that’s flagrant, wilful disregard for the safety and security of Americans.”
A screenshot obtained by Motherboard of a phone being located via its GPS data. Motherboard has blurred and cropped parts of the image to protect individuals’ privacy. Image: Motherboard
Between at least 2012 until it closed in late 2017, a now-defunct data seller called CerCareOne allowed bounty hunters, bail bondsmen, and bail agents to find the real-time location of AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint mobile phones. The company would sometimes charge up to $1,100 per phone location, according to a source familiar with the company. Motherboard granted a number of sources in this story anonymity to provide details about a controversial industry practice.
Some of the data available to CerCareOne customers included a phone’s “assisted GPS” or A-GPS data, according to documents and screenshots of the service in action provided by two independent sources. A-GPS is a technology that is used by first responders to locate 911 callers in emergency situations. A letter to the Federal Communications Commission from a T-Mobile lawyer in 2013 noted that “A-GPS is reasonably the foundation of wireless [emergency]911 location for both indoor and outdoor locations.”
“Oftentimes A-GPS provides location information about where someone is inside a building,” Laura Moy, executive director at the Center on Privacy & Technology at Georgetown University Law Center, told Motherboard in an email.
Blake Reid, associate clinical professor at Colorado Law, told Motherboard in an email that “with assisted GPS, your location can be triangulated within just a few meters. This allows constructing a detailed record of everywhere you travel.”
“The only reason we grant carriers any access to this information is to make sure that first responders are able to locate us in an emergency,” Reid added. “If the carriers are turning around and using that access to sell information to bounty hunters or whomever else, it is a shocking abuse of the trust that the public places in them to safeguard privacy while protecting public safety.”
Both Reid and Moy said this was the first instance of a telco selling A-GPS data they had heard of.
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A Sprint spokesperson did not directly answer whether the company has ever sold A-GPS data. When asked if T-Mobile has sold A-GPS data, a company spokesperson told Motherboard in an email “We don’t have anything further to add at this stage.” AT&T did not respond to a request to clarify whether it sells or has ever sold A-GPS data.
A list of a particular customer’s use of the phone location service obtained by Motherboard stretches on for around 450 pages, with more than 18,000 individual phone location requests in just over a year of activity. The bail bonds firm that initiated the requests—known in the industry as phone pings—did not respond to questions asking whether they obtained consent for locating the phones, or what the pings were for.
“The scale of this abuse is outrageous,” Eva Galperin, director of cybersecurity at campaign group the Electronic Frontier Foundation, told Motherboard in an email.
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It’s pointless to block every single spam number that can call in. If we can’t end spam calls, why don’t phones let you at least block all except numbers in your contact list?
HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19031711
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VANCOUVER—A spokesperson for Google has confirmed the service they’ve launched in Vancouver and Toronto to connect potential customers to trusted service providers funnels customers through ostensibly local phone numbers that are actually owned by Google for the purpose of call monitoring.
VANCOUVER—A spokesperson for Google has confirmed the service they’ve launched in Vancouver and Toronto to connect potential customers to trusted service providers funnels customers through ostensibly local phone numbers that are actually owned by Google for the purpose of call monitoring.
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