All you need to do is find an online spoofing service
Telephone spoofing is easy to do, all you have to do is create an account on a website, enter a few telephone numbers and you get to call someone as if you were someone else.
Once logged in, you select the options and initiate the calling process, the call is bridged and the person on the other end receives your call.
The receiver would normally assume that the call was coming from a different phone number chosen by you, making the recipient think that the call was coming from someone other than the caller.
In this way, as you can see it is so easy to spoof a Caller ID and ‘trick’ the target user.
Some of these services also provide an option to change the tone of your voice so that people cannot recognise you.
The implications of doing this can be a potential goldmine for scammers
Identity thieves can use spoofed numbers to steal information from you, such as your bank account or banking login details, they use spoofing to pretend they’re calling from your bank or credit card company or even a utility company.
They use spoofing to hide their identity or to try to mimic the number of a real company or person who has nothing to do with the real caller.
This technology is so accessible and easy to use that there has been a 60% rise in this kind of fraud over the past 2 years.
The fraudsters pretend to be bank staff or government employees and attempt to persuade you to hand over personal details, passwords and even Pin numbers.
Sometimes they’ll send a text to your mobile phone, which will show up as having come from your bank. Once the payment has gone through you’ll receive another message acknowledging the transaction, confirming your belief that it’s genuine.
There have also been cases of SMS frauds where people send messages to you using a managing director’s mobile number to a secretary or accounts department directing a bank transfer. This is a take on the email CEO Fraud.
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