Urban Fraud Myths Campaign – Myth 2 – Spoofing

18858_Myth__Spoofing_Samantha Hancock (Police, Crime Prevention Unit Manager, Nottinghamshire) writes:

Are you aware of what ‘spoofing’ is?

‘Number spoofing’, works by fraudsters cloning the telephone number of the organisation they want to impersonate and then make it appear on the victim’s caller ID display when they telephone them on a landline. Spoofed messages can even appear in the same message stream as previous legitimate messages!

For more information on number spoofing, click here http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/news/alert-watch-out-for-new-number-spoofing-scam-oct14

Source: Broxtowe Community email.

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