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Friday, August 27, 2010

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Colleen

I got a similar call today and the weird thing was that the number on my caller ID was exactly the same as mine except for the last digit. I hung up right away when I heard the robo call but out of curiosity called the number back. A man answered like it was a private number and was surprised to hear that I had gotten this call with his number as the caller. Are they now masking their phone numbers and somehow using a number you think you might recognize so that you answer the call?

Lone Gunman

What they are doing is spoofing the phone number you see on your caller ID. There is software out there that will put up any number they want you to see on your caller ID box. This too is against Federal Law!!

Best thing to do is file a complaint with the Do Not Call Registry ppl then call the FTC @ 877-382-4357 and report this scam!

Back a couple of years ago the Feds caught up with some of these ppl and when they did, they confiscated all their assets and fined them several hundred thousand dollars. They need to do it again as they're back again but with the spoofing crap this time!

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