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Caller ID Spoofing Frequently Asked Questions

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SummaryFREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS for Caller ID Spoofing
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1. What is Caller ID Spoofing?
2. How can I know if callers are using spoofed Caller ID?
3. How can I avoid being called by callers using spoofed caller ID and where to report this kind of instance?
4. What is a Call Trap?

1. What is Caller ID Spoofing?
Caller ID Spoofing is a feature that masks the actual Caller ID of the caller.

2. How do I know if callers are using spoofed Caller ID?
To identify if the caller is using a spoofed caller ID, call the number that appeared on your Caller ID display. The number may give you a busy tone, an inactive message or you may get a live person to answer you and would disclose that they never had or made an attempt to call your phone number.

3. How can I avoid being called by callers using spoofed Caller ID and where to report this kind of instance?
If you find someone is calling you from Spoofed Numbers, you can either block the number via RingCentral's free tools, file a complaint with the FCC, or file a complaint with local law enforcement.

Go to the following web sites for more information about Caller ID Spoofing incidents:
 
• National Do Not Call Registry
• Federal Communications Commission

 
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