Don’t Get Spoofed When You Pick up the Phone
December 6th, 2011
knowingly transmit misleading or inaccurate caller identification information with the intent to defraud, cause harm, or wrongfully obtain anything of value.
Victims of caller ID spoofing not only are subject to unwanted telemarketing calls, they might also end up as targets of identity theft. What can you do? Be wary of divulging any personal information when responding to an incoming call. Even if it appears to be a trusted party such as your bank, you’re better off hanging up and dialing the number that you have in your records for them.
Read TINA.org’s tips on stopping telemarketing calls here.
Data that can be used to identify you, like your name, address, birth date, or Social Security number