Why is our phone system so insecure that no one but the NSA can find out who calls us, when the caller spoofs their phone number? That we can't block such calls? I've gone through the 'system' as it exists - press a code to report the number that called you to law enforcement, and it'll report the 'real' number, they say. Called the police department: they have no idea what I'm talking about or how to get the number supposedly sent to them. Called the phone company, eventually reached the security team. Put them in touch with police. First, the police said they have no resources to do anything about phone fraud or crime. Second, the number the security team had - the same spoofed number as caller id. They explained when the caller spoofs their number, they can't get the real number either. Before I send a note to my Congressman, there's a technical issue. Why can't our phone system be better at not allowing this 'spoofing' or better tracking to be able to identify the caller or block spoofed calls? I have the 'call rejection service' - which seems almost pointless in that you identify specific numbers but the crooks constantly use new numbers; but as bad as that is, the service is limited to only 12 numbers on the list, which is quickly exceeded - but that's another issue. Is it feasible to ask for the government to demand improvements to the phone system, as far as the technical options for the phone companies?