What is spoofing? Caller ID spoofing
Caller ID spoofing
What is Caller ID spoofing (also called phone spoofing)?
Scammers can call you from an existing phone number, for example from your own bank. It then appears that you are being called by an employee of your bank. This is called telephone spoofing or bank scams. Literally translated it means to imitate or fake. Text message spoofing also exists. The mobile number or the name of the sender of the text message is an existing number or the real name of your bank.
What do banks do about spoofing?
Unfortunately, banks themselves cannot prevent others from abusing their telephone numbers. Scammers cleverly misuse the workings of the cell phone network. In principle, any telephone number can be imitated in this way.