Lehigh has seen an increase in caller ID spoofing, a practice that allows a caller to masquerade as someone else by falsifying the number that appears on the recipient's caller ID display. Calls can appear to come from any phone number the caller wishes. Spoofing calls have been received through both the new Cisco and legacy campus phone systems.
The latest trend involves spoofed calls that appear to come from 911 emergency services. Considering the source, some recipients may be tempted to answer the call. If you do, be aware that the scam is designed to scare you into sharing personal information.
For more about this and other spoofing scams, see the FCC’s guide on Spoofing and Caller ID.
If you have any questions, please contact the LTS Help Desk at 610-758-4357 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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