In 2019, I answered a phone call that my caller ID labeled as “Daddy” – only it was actually a spam call.
I learned later it was a scammer technique called spoofing. Scammers found a way to spoof numbers or make it look like their weird non local number look local. – Karli
The FCC is now cracking down on phone companies to fight back, asking them to increase authentication so consumers can better decipher a real call from a spam caller. The solution is a check mark verification that phone companies will be using to display the number is a verified local number and not a spoofed or spam call.
2021 may be the year we finally say goodbye to spam calls from “Sarah” with her extended car warranty, major banks, the IRS and the Social Security office. Bobby