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The Rise of Caller ID Spoofing

Published on February 8, 2010
by Andy Jordan

Applications that let users change or “spoof” their Caller ID are gaining in popularity in mobile phone app stores, even as Congress considers stalled legislation to outlaw particular uses of the technology, and criminals use it to engage in nefarious activity.

Caller ID spoofing technology allows a user to change the caller ID to show any desired number on a recipient’s caller ID display. There are currently a handful of companies that offer this service including SpoofCard (and its mobile application called Spoof App) and Spoofem, among others.

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