Be Safe | Learn More About Spoofing and Robocalls

Posted on: October 26, 2021 | Category: Spotlight

Image from FCC bookmark about spoofing and robocallsHave you ever received a phone call that looked like it was coming from someone you know or a government agency, but when you picked up it was not them or something did not seem right about the information that was being requested from you? If you have, you may have experienced spoofing.

“Spoofing is when a caller deliberately falsifies the information transmitted to the recipient’s caller ID display to disguise their identity. Scammers often use “neighbor spoofing” so it appears that an incoming call is from a local number, or spoof a number from a company or a government agency that consumers may know and trust. Spoofing is often used in concert with a robocall by fraudsters seeking to steal consumers’ money and/or identity.”

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC ) wants to help you understand spoofing and robocalls and how to effectively deal with and stop them. They have created the resources below to help you protect yourself and your family.

RESOURCES

1. Watch this Youtube Video on Spoofing

2. Read this handout on Stopping Unwanted Robocalls and texts

3. Read this handout on Call blocking tools and Resources

4. Attend the FCC webinar on Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 11:30 HST. Webinar Link

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