Thursday, March 10, 2011
Sheriff's Dept. Investigating 'Spoofing' Case
The Putnam County sheriff's department says they're not sure much can be done about it, but they are investigating a report in which someone used something called Caller ID spoofing to make several unwanted telephone calls to a local resident. The victim says she got more than three dozen harassing phone calls over a 12-hour period. But the sheriff's department says it appears that the number which was reported by her Caller ID was not accurate because it had been "spoofed." Caller ID spoofing allows a caller to masquerade as someone else by falsifying the number that appears on the recipient's caller ID display. Local officials say they're not sure if there's any tool for tracing where the actual call comes from.