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Telephone gives misleading number through 'spoofing' software

Greg Jones writes:
This is called "spoofing" and 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. They do this through software that I don't care to mention nor will I post instructions on how they do it. I will say it is done through software that allows you to type a command and lets you pick what number the call comes from; this is done on internet phone service (VOIP). There are phone apps, both paid and free, that can sometimes tell you what the real number is and who is calling.

Spoofing is illegal and the FCC takes those complaints on their website. - Greg Jones

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