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The Bottom Line: Caller I.D. phone scam

Updated: Friday, June 27 2014, 10:57 PM EDT
CLIFTON PARK -- If you see your own phone number calling on your caller I.D., there might be a problem.

A Bottom Line Alert about a confusing phone call ringing up phones nationwide, including some in the Capital Region.

Lisa in Clifton Park tells CBS 6's Dori Marlin, she thought it was strange when she saw her own home phone number calling her home phone.

Lisa says she called Time Warner, which provides her phone service, and the company told her it's received several complaints locally about such a call.

And The Bottom Line, it turns out, is the call is a scam.

Dori uncovered that through the Better Business Bureau, which says the name and number appearing on caller I.D. will be familiar - but it's actually a robo-call that may ask to verify your credit card number.

The agency says scammers use your name and number, or ones familiar to you, through spoofing technology to try to throw you off.

So, don't trust that caller I.D. and if you get one of the calls, just hang up.The Bottom Line: Caller I.D. phone scam


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