BBB warns of Caller ID Spoofing

Caller ID  allows you to identify a caller before you answer your telephone.  Caller ID service, however, is susceptible to fraud. Using a practice known as “caller ID spoofing,” callers can deliberately falsify the telephone number and/or name relayed as the Caller ID information to disguise the identity of the calling party.

Caller ID spoofing scams have been around a long time.  Consumer advocates say they are on the rise once again, targeting local seniors in particular.

The Better Business Bureau want to make sure you stay safe.  If you have questions or concerns, call the BBB at (256) 850-0719.

 

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