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Caller ID: The Technology Made For Scammers

Jun 11, 2018 Forbes

June 11, 2018

Caller ID is an automatic feature offered by every telecommunications carrier to identify a calling party to the recipient. While there are options to block outgoing identification in order not to transmit your phone number if privacy is desired the system also fosters the ability to deceive. Some telephone companies will send only the phone number, and others will also send the subscriber name. Outbound caller ID options are associated with non-toll numbers only. If you blocked your number from appearing on the telephone you are calling, the rules do not apply to toll-free access so if you call an 800 number, for example, regardless whether you block your identity, it will still be displayed because the recipient is actually paying for the call…