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Be Wary of Caller ID

by TChris

Apart from facilitating fraud, websites that circumvent caller ID may make it easier to set up an innocent person for a dangerous encounter with the police.

In one case, SWAT teams surrounded a building in New Brunswick, N.J., last year after police received a call from a woman who said she was being held hostage in an apartment. Caller ID was spoofed to appear to come from the apartment.

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  • Re: Be Wary of Caller ID (none / 0) (#1)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Thu Mar 02, 2006 at 03:11:16 PM EST
    Sorry, law enforcement should be well aware of the fact that the caller ID field is just as easily spoofed as the "From" line in an email. If they aren't, they should really be introduced to this technology that is decades old and have someone explain to them how these fancy things like email and telephone actually work.