210 area code hit hard by 'neighbor spoofing'


June 8, 2018

That phone call that appears to be from your neighbor but turns out to be a sales pitch or worse, a scam, is the latest ruse by robocallers.

It’s called neighbor spoofing and the calls seem to be surging, particularly in the 210 area code.

merican consumers get an average 2.5 billion robocalls every month, according to the Federal Communications Commision.

“I hate them,” said Matthew Campbell. “I get them every day, probably about twice an hour.”

Now a growing number of those robocalls look familiar. The caller ID shows your area code, and even the first three digits of your phone number. Campbell has seen it...

 
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