More reports of local caller ID spoofing
July 19, 2017
Most of us use caller ID on our landline telephones or cell phones to screen telephone calls. I was at the newspaper office about 8 p.m. Sunday night and a call came in showing an 800 number as the source. I chose not to answer it because I almost never answer 800 number telephone ID calls.
800 numbers are usually an INBOUND service businesses provide so customers may contact them toll-free. The 800 number I saw was an OUTBOUND call from somewhere. I cannot think of a good reason any business will be calling me on Sunday night.
Also, there's a good chance that the 800 number was a spoof to...