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New phone scam "Spoofing" targets Verizon users

New phone scam "Spoofing" targets Verizon users

By Taylor Higgins. CREATED Mar 3, 2014

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - One simple phone call could give criminals all of your personal information.
    
Here's how it works...your phone rings. The number looks familiar...in fact it might even be a real Verizon phone number.

"They use a software to dial over the internet and make whatever number they want show up on your caller ID," says Nick LaFleur with the Better Business Bureau of Southern Arizona.

Lafleur says it's a new technique called "Spoofing."

Callers will say you've won a reward and they direct you to a website to claim it.
    
That's where you enter your personal information so that they can steal your identity.

Verizon says customers should avoid clicking on any website that's not the official "Verizonwireless.com."

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