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User Info Americans And Jeff Sessions Want 'Open Season' on Cops; entered at 2017-12-30 16:50:16
Emg
Posts: 123
Registered: 2012-11-20 Canada
"Can you explain how this caller ID spoofing is happening ?"

I administer several telephone switches. They send whatever caller ID we tell them to, and unless the people who run some of the switches we're connected to reject it, that caller ID will go through the system to the recipient of the call.

Now, we don't spoof the ID, because we want people to know where the call is coming from (the recipients often use the caller ID to automatically route the call to the correct person at their end). But anyone with a telephone switch and negligent phone company can spoof any number they like. It's not like an IP address on the Internet, where the 'caller IP' is used to route the response back to the 'caller': the caller ID in the phone system is completely independent of the call routing.

Caller ID is pretty much an honor system, and the people abusing it have no honor.
2017-12-30 16:50:16