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06/15/2008: "Uk private Investigator Blog - "Caller ID Faked?""


Hi,

Recently, call ID spoofing in the UK has been investigated by information watchdogs. In the USA there are many companies willing to help you by-pass caller ID systems and fake the number that will appear on the recipient’s handset. A few caller ID spoofing companies have recently been set up in the UK and worried MPs asked information chiefs to investigate the development.

In America caller-ID faking services are often used by telemarketers and trouble makers. The services generally ask for you to enter the number you wish to call and the number you’d like them to see on their Caller-ID service. Obviously that means you could see a call from your bank appear on your caller ID and a telemarketer could try and sell you insurance, which you’d think would be advice from your bank.

UK MPs were worried about con-men using the service, more than they were concerned with telemarketing, hence the public investigation.

Thanks,
Andy