Article preview: Do you rely on the caller ID number shown on your telephone to help identify the person calling you? Scammers may have found a way to impersonate banks and other financial institutions by displaying their phone numbers on caller ID systems. Telecoms regulator Ofcom is warning that scammers have the technology to spoof caller ID, posing as banks to defraud their victims. As a result, you should no longer rely on the telephone number shown on your caller ID to verify the caller’s identity.
You can’t rely on caller ID to beat the scammers
This 376-word blog post carries a warning from Ofcom about scammers using spoofing technology to present a fraudulent caller ID number, to gain trust from their victims. Written on 2nd May 2021.
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