Don't answer calls from your own phone number

Caller ID scam targeting customers nationwide

By Jeff Tavss - Executive Producer
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MIAMI - Your curiosity may be piqued, but when receiving a call from what appears to be your own phone number, officials are urging users not to answer.

The scam, called spoofing, involves a call from the customer's number and someone on the other end claiming they are calling to say their account has been flagged for security.

WFTV reports the person usually asks the victim for the last four digits of their Social Security number.

The scam has already targeted wireless users of both AT&T and Verizon.

According to the report, legitimate carriers will never call and ask for personal information. KCBD says it is best to call back the official number listed for the business, and not the one given to you over the phone.

CLICK HERE to file report a spoofing complaint with the FCC

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