Beware the 'caller-ID' scam

Sarah Coles
A mobile cell phone is blocked by yellow police tape reading Crime Scene Do Not Cross. The concept represents compromised techno
A mobile cell phone is blocked by yellow police tape reading Crime Scene Do Not Cross. The concept represents compromised techno

Ofcom has issued a warning about 'number spoofing scams', which are spreading across the UK. The criminals cold-call their victims, pretending to be from their bank and asking for personal details. If the victim questions the legitimacy of the call, the scammer tells them to check their caller ID - at which point they see their bank's genuine number.

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