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'Spoofing scam' warning and why caller ID won't protect you from callous fraudsters

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loved ones, bank, work or even a restaurant we have booked, caller ID is our way of knowing whether the call is worth taking.But now fraudsters are taking full advantage of this by changing their number and name to impersonate trusted contacts and trick victims into answering.Commonly known as 'spoofing', the number of reported cases almost doubled to a whopping 40,000 last year, a new report by industry body UK Finance suggests.But the real figure is thought to be far higher due to victims not reported fraud because they feel guilty or embarrassed.Some victims are understood to have been swindled out of tens of thousands of pounds.Telecoms regulator Ofcom has now warned mobile users not to trust caller ID before answering."This problem is.

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