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Aug 28, 2006

Identity thieves spoof caller ID

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that caller ID is a popular tool for identity thieves. The journalist explains how simple it is for callers to spoof their caller IDs and, with a straightforward bit of social engineering, obtain personal data from their marks. The article mentions a few actual incidents, including those where the caller claims to be working for the courts collecting fines (!).
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