Fake call ID services on the rise

You know, if governments really want to go after something, they ought to consider making an active effort to go after these fake caller ID services. Outside of a STING operation, there is no logical reason for such a service to be offered to the public in my opinion.

The internet is making it a lot easier to fake who you are via the phone.

Many online services are springing up that bypass Caller-ID and can make it look like you are ringing from almost any phone number.

The spoofing services work with mobile phones, landlines as well as telephone services that are routed via the net.

Though spoofing Caller-ID is not illegal there are already reports that conmen are using it to give bogus calls more credibility. [Read the rest]