Phones: Caller ID Spoofing


This article explains Caller ID Spoofing, a possible explanation to why someone is receiving calls from your phone number when you didn't make the call. 



"Why is someone receiving calls from my phone number, when I know I didn't make the call?"

It could be Caller ID "spoofing," which occurs when a caller deliberately falsifies the information transmitted to Caller ID to disguise their identity. Spoofing is often used as part of an attempt to trick someone into giving away valuable personal information so it can be used in fraudulent activity or sold illegally.  U.S. law and FCC rules prohibit most types of spoofing.

For more details on Caller ID ‘spoofing’ read this consumer guide provided by the FCC:  Caller ID Spoofing -


Further Readings

Caller ID Spoofing - Federal Communications Commission (FCC)   -


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