State AGs Want FCC Action on ‘Neighbor Spoofing’

Route Fifty: Everyone has gotten that annoying robocall that initially looks like it could be legitimate, maybe a doctor’s office or a kid’s school using a new number. On the caller ID, it’s the same area code and the same local exchange as your phone number.

But when you pick up, a recorded voice talks about health insurance or student loans.

It’s called “neighbor spoofing” and has been a trend for some time in robocalls, where the company or scammer on the other end makes it look like they are using a local number.

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