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Air Miles Spammer fake Caller ID

Question asked by thisdidwork on May 20, 2013
Latest reply on May 20, 2013 by kevinds

I just received an Air Miles "you have won a holiday" spam phone call, a sat waiting to speak to a person, and of course they hung up when I asked for details on how they obtained my number, and who they were.

The really worrying thing is that the caller ID shown was a valid local number, in fact it was BC Ferries number, because they answered when I called the number back. I find this really worrying because if this spam company can fake the caller ID then they can fake the caller ID from my bank and claim to be them!

How could they fake the CID?

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