JACK ELLIOTT JR.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi enacted a law outlawing “phone spoofing” in 2010. Other states and Congress have since enacted similar laws.
Backers of the laws say caller ID “spoofing” is a growing threat to people because of new technology making it cheap and easy to change the name and number that phone call recipients see on caller ID.
The capability of “spoofing” caller identification numbers has existed for some time and, in fact, is marketed by several entities over the Internet. It’s been used to mask prank phone calls and, more maliciously, to obscure the identity of phoned threats and harassment.
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