FCC warns of new type of scam calls

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(WTNH) — The Federal Communications Commission is warning consumers of a newer type of scam phone call.

The FCC says “neighbor spoofing” incidents are spreading.

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These scams involve thieves manipulating caller ID information that makes calls appear to have been placed locally.

Scammers utilize this method to increase the likelihood that the call will be answered by displaying a local number, even though the call could come from overseas.

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Anyone who receives these calls is asked to contact police.


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