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Fraud: Caller ID Spoofing

Don't be a victim of fraud. Caller ID Spoofing.

Caller ID Spoofing is when a caller deliberately falsifies the information transmitted to your caller ID display to disguise their identity. Scammers often use neighbor spoofing so it appears that an incoming call is coming from a local number, or spoof a number from a company or a government agency that you may already know and trust. If you answer, they use scam scripts to try to steal your money or valuable personal information, which can be used in fraudulent activity.

Spoofing tips:
1. Don't answer calls from unknown numbers. Let them go to voicemail.
2. Be Aware: Caller ID Showing a "local" number no longer means it is necessarily a local caller.
3. Verify: Hang up and call back using a valid number found on the company or bank website or your latest bill from them.

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If you think you've been the victim of a spoofing scam, you can file a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Caller ID Spoofing Infographic
Caller ID Spoofing Video