What is Caller ID Spoofing and How to report it.

What is Caller ID Spoofing

Caller ID spoofing is the practice of causing the telephone network to indicate to the receiver of a call that the originator of the call is a station other than the true originating station. This can lead to a caller ID display showing a phone number different from that of the telephone from which the call was placed.

The term is commonly used to describe situations in which the motivation is considered malicious by the originator.


What can I do and How can I report it?

In the United States, you can report fraudulent calls to the FCC. The FCC will impose a fine anyone that is illegally spoofing a number up to $10,000 per violation. If you suspect that someone is spoofing a number illegally report it here.