Monday, July 01, 2013

Identity thieves spoof landline and cell numbers on individual caller-id's

ABC affiliate WJLA in Washington has a story about a woman in Maryland whose home phone number was spoofed on a caller ID system.  She started receiving about 40 return calls a day from callers who said her number appeared on her ID.

Apparently this can happen to a land number or cell number.

It wasn’t really clear how this could be effective, but identity thieves use sender spoofing for impersonation when they want to steal personal information.

The link for the story is here.

I’ve have started keep a log of robo calls as they pop up on Comcast, possibly to complain later to the FTC.  

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