Link: Do You Trust That Phone Number?

catena d'oroCaller ID spoofing occurs when scammers deliberately falsify the name transmitted to the Caller ID display on your phone. They can trick you into giving away personal information. And they can pretend to be you when calling consumer services companies, financial institutions, and government agencies.

Spoofing could just end in a prank. Or it could lead to account fraud.

This article from PC World discusses spoofing and provides tips on how to protect yourself.

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