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Technology -- Caller ID Spoofing (provided by www.itellas.com)

Call spoofing offers you the ability to change what someone sees on their call display when they receive a phone call from you. This is typically referred to as " Caller ID Spoofing " or " Fake Caller ID ". When people look to see who's calling you can show any phone number you wish on their Caller ID display. When you spoof someone, you are protecting your privacy by not showing your real number on their Caller ID.

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Just as e-mail spoofing can make it appear that a message came from any e-mail address the sender chooses, caller ID spoofing can make a call appear to have come from any phone number the caller wishes. Because of the high trust people have tended to have in the caller id system, spoofing can call the system's value into question.

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To use a typical spoofing service, customers pay in advance for a PIN allowing them to make a call for a certain amount of minutes. To begin, customers dial the toll free number given to them by the company and enter their PIN. After which they enter the number they wish to call and the number they wish to appear on the caller ID. Once the customer selects the options, the call is bridged and the person on the other end receives the customer's call. Assuming caller id is used on the receiving end the receiver would normally assume the call was coming from a different phone number (the spoofed number chosen by the caller) than the caller's actual number, thus tricking the receiver into thinking the call was coming from a different individual or organization than the caller's. Most providers work similar to a pre-paid calling card.

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The above method is a bit complex, many Caller ID spoofing service providers also allow customers to initiate spoofed calls from a web-based interface. Some providers allow entering the name to display along with the spoofed Caller ID number, but in most parts of the United States for example, whatever name the local phone company has associated with the spoofed Caller ID number is the name that shows up on the Caller ID display.

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Using a web-based spoofing service involves creating an account with a provider, logging in to their website and completing a form. Most companies require the following basic fields:

- Source number
- Destination number
- Caller ID number

When the user completes this form and clicks a button to initiate the call, the source number is first called. When the source number line is registered, the destination is then called and bridged together.

Some providers also offer the ability to record calls, change the voice and send SMS text messages.

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