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High tech scam engage Caller ID info

Date: December 04, 2006

Some high-tech scam artists have found a way to use Caller ID to steal your personal information.

Using a computer program found on the Internet, scammers are able to manipulate their voices. Then, by entering a code into the phone, they can make your Caller ID screen display anything of their choosing.

"The idea is that someone can call me. I look at my Caller ID and it says 'so and so'. And it may not be 'so and so' at all. They're going to say something like, 'we need to verify your account. There's a potential problem. Can you give us your credit card number," Janet Jenkins of the Wisconsin Consumer Protection said.
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