When if the phone rang in your house you simply answered it? There it was, securely bolted to the wall, and you walked over to it and then stood there while you talked. This would cut way down on the rambling conversations about nothing.
I got two calls today that I screened, because you must screen all calls now, that showed my own number on the caller id. Someone from card services wants to talk to me about my credit limit. So thoughtful to call me at home to take care of it.
I’ve heard of a lot of these scams, but the reflection on caller id was a new wrinkle.