Have you ever received a phone call from a number you recognized, but it turned out to be a spam call? Unfortunately, it was more than likely an I.D. Spoofing call. Spoofing is when a caller deliberately falsifies the information transmitted to your caller I.D. display to disguise their identity. Here are a few things you can do to keep yourself safe from these attacks.
The FCC has more information about I.D. Spoofing on its website. Read more about it here. Also, contact your local police if you received a spoof call and gave the scammer any of your personal information.
For other tips on how to fight fraudulent activity, you can read them here.