In caller ID Spoofing, cybercriminals deliberately falsify the information transmitted to your caller ID display to hide their identity. The recipient is thus tricked into giving away valuable personal information so that it can be used by cybercriminals for fraudulent activities.

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  • Caller ID spoofing is the technique where scammers change the Caller id to any number other than the actual number.
  • The number on your Caller ID may look like it’s coming from a government agency, bank, or even someone in your contact list.
  • The intent is to defraud or scam you into revealing your account numbers and other sensitive information.

Tips

  1. Never give out personal or sensitive information in response to unexpected calls.
  2. End the call if you are being pressured for information immediately.