As scammers are always looking for a new way to get you to pick up the phone they have tried many different approaches such as calling you from toll-free numbers, unknown numbers, or international numbers.

But one consistently used tactic is spoofing.  spoofing allows them to change the number being displayed to users receiving the call.  Formerly scammers would spoof any number in your area code to increase answers but now they have simply spoofed your direct number.

Why?  Well, who has their own number blocked or blacklisted?

So beware of you… calling you…

#phishing #scams #phonescams

http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/money/news/a46197/phone-scam-own-number/