The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) numerous warnings Over the years against scammers trying adopt one’s identity SEC management, including phone spoofing.

Call spoofing is when a scammer calls a landline or cell phone to claim that they are from Organization X and then reassures them: “If you don’t believe me, check my number.”

behold, when you do, caller ID (as known in North America) or Outgoing Line Identification (CLI, term used elsewhere in the world) The phone is said to come from the official number of X.

evidence… Except it’s not!

The problem here is that the terminology caller ID and CLI The technology is a misnomer because it cannot identify the caller himself or the phone line the caller is using.