Identity Theft via Caller ID – Spoofing

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Denise Richardson of Give Me Back My Credit.com has posted an article in which she discusses “caller ID spoofing.” Caller ID Spoofing is when the number displayed on your caller ID isn’t the number actually calling.

Scammers can use this method of spoofing to pose as hospitals or banks (or any other place), and then trick you into telling them personal information. This can be as simple as a prank, or lead to identity theft .

Still, precautions should be taken. Richardson advises never giving personal information out to anyone who calls your landline phone. She suggests looking up the company that called you and see if it’s a legitimate number and then call them back.

If you have been a victim of identity theft, feel free to contact us.

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