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How to Protect Yourself Against Spoofers
Cyberattacks and online fraud have become a regular fixture of mainstream news. That’s how very common this kind of thing has become.
One popular form of fraud is known as spoofing. This is what happens when bad actors masquerade as other people and organizations in an effort to get the victim’s personal information. And they often spoof caller IDs in the process to make it appear as if the call is coming from a different entity.
The caller ID and the caller him or herself aim to convince the called party to provide account details or funds themselves to reach some desired end. That may be anything from “helping a family member” (and the victim needs to transfer funds) to “winning a prize” (and the victim is asked to provide their bank account number so the money can be placed in their account).
“Such calls appear in the [call detail record] of the victim as an internet call, and they cannot be traced by conventional means,” Varun Kapoor reports about caller ID spoofing in a December article for The Morung Express. “The website that has provided the caller ID spoofing to the criminal has to be contacted and the IP address of the criminal can only be obtained from them.”
That address then can be traced to a data card/dongle, modem, and SIM card. Then it needs to be used to make the connection. But all that is a lot of work and requires victims to call on law enforcement officials who have the time and the means to do that work.
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Edited by Maurice Nagle