‘Who Stole My Phone Number?’; Cromwell Dental Practice Part Of $21 Million Fraud Case

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Take my phone number, says Richard Young of Columbia. Please.

Now that he’s a spoofing victim, he wants everyone to know that even though his phone number might show up on your caller ID, it’s not him. Scam artists have co-opted his number to call local residents in an attempt to to collect sensitive personal information.

“I didn’t even know what spoofing was until recently,” he says.
Young wants to hand out his number. It won’t happen here, though. Young should want fewer people to know his number, not more. Always protect your personal information.
In spoofing’s early days, scam artists would merely use a phony number. Now they’re using actual numbers of local businesses and residents to better fool their targets.

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