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What the Telephone Scammers & Hackers Do Not Want You To Know
Under the act, which also targets caller ID spoofing on VOIP services, it is illegal "to cause any caller identification service to knowingly transmit misleading or inaccurate caller identification information with the intent to defraud, cause harm, or wrongfully obtain anything of value. Otherwise it is still legal...
Important Tips for Consumers:
1. DO NOT- Give out any personal information in response to an inbound call-one that you did not initiate. Not your date of birth, not your social security number, your mother's maiden name, account numbers. passwords, etc. as trustworthy persons & entities will never call you an request this information.
2. DO NOT - Assume that the caller is who he/she claims even if they sound sincere and indicate that they are soliciting funds for a worthwhile cause.
3. DO NOT - Give out your real home or cellular number. Just give them your PrivacyPhone number and they will never know the difference.
4. DO CALL- The FCC and report those that are "Spoofing" their caller ID at 1-888-CALL-FCC or file a formal complaint at the following website: www.fcc.gov/complaints.
Identity thieves are very clever in their approach, but they are still criminals trying to take advantage of your good nature and hard earned funds. Common sense is the best defense agains identity theft and using PrivacyPhone increases your chances of avoiding any issues.
PrivacyPhone is not a Caller ID manipulation company, but is one that will give you a number that is untraceable to hackers, identity thieves, as well as others within the criminal element. We can even provide you with a number to use when you place an ad in a local newspaper that can be turned off in seconds when it is no longer needed. No more calls from folks on your home or cell number looking to purchase that TV you sold last month.
PrivacyPhone takes away the frustration and unwanted calls quickly, and makes it affordable.