Phone Spoofing Fine Sends A Message
The FCC recently made an example of a Florida man who was using phone number spoofing to cheat people planning vacations. Frank Frassetto of the state’s Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection says the FCC fined the man $120 million to make an example of him. He says the man made nearly 100 million spoofing robocalls over a three month period. He says that tells you something about the technology that is being used. He says spoofing a legitimate company or organization’s phone number lulls people that are being called into a false sense of security. He says by using a computer the caller can make thousands of calls a minute to try and get financial or personal information. He says the FCC’s fine of the Florida man is a success story because it is one way to let scammers know they can’t get away with it.