Is it the same CALLED number? While this is service impacting, if the customer 
can live without the number for a few hours here is what has worked for me ...

Take the number and run it to an IVR (Unity Connections or UCCX are common 
Cisco options). The IVR simply plays the SIT (special information tone) for a 
busy circuit which can be downloaded here: 
and dumps the call.

True robo dialer bots are autonomous and usually listen for SIT; when they hear 
“circuit busy” (the three bings of death that play at a particular frequency) 
they usually blacklist the called number on their index so they don’t keep 
burning cycles and are more effective for the bot owner.

I’ve also used a 30 second sample of Rick Astley’s, “Never gonna give you up” 
in place of SIT, when I feel like “Rick Rolling” the bot .... a little way to 
vent frustration on a bot :). Rick rolling isn’t something you can usually do 
with customer facing numbers though :(; circuit busy SIT is easier to explain 

You can try legal and carrier options but generally you just want it to stop in 
the quickest way possible and this has done it for me several times before.



On Apr 16, 2018, at 11:42, Bill Talley 
<<>> wrote:

I’m sure you’ve already considered this, but I wonder, with everything being 
back-hauled over IP these days, if their telco would be able to identify the 
IXC who is handing off the call to them, based on the logs for the original 
calling party number they blocked, and blacklist that address.  Sure that 
sounds extreme (voice is more critical them SMTP), but you’re also talking 
about criminal activity.

Sent from an iOS device with very tiny touchscreen input keys.  Please excude 
my typtos.

On Apr 16, 2018, at 10:23 AM, Anthony Holloway 
<<>> wrote:

Technically or legally?

How does one stop a DoS attack on a network?  Or on anything for that matter?  
Say you were attending a protest, and someone is blowing an air horn in your 
ear<>?  What can you do?

Technically, you could front end the whole thing with a captcha style gate, so 
you could ask to push a single button, button combination, or solve a simple 
addition problem resulting in two digits.  granted, just like on the web, a 
captcha is burdensome to the user, but generally, it's preferable over the site 
being down, or disrupted.

CUC and UCCX both could handle this task, though it would be easier in UCCX.

On Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 9:49 AM Matthew Loraditch 
So this is a curiosity question, we had a prospective client call us who is 
essentially getting robocalled to oblivion. Some scammer has robo dialers setup 
and is flooding all of their trunks. He got a ransom, stopped and then started 
again. He was originally using one number and then when the telco blocked that 
switching to random sources.
Are there are any legitimate defenses to this sort of thing?

Matthew Loraditch​
Sr. Network Engineer

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