Caller ID spoofing is the act of altering the information forwarded to your caller ID in order to hide the true origin ID. In simpler terms, caller ID spoofing allows you to display a phone number different than the actual number from which the call was placed. Oftentimes, the most important aspect of caller ID spoofing is spoofing the area code, thus giving you the ability to appear as though they’re calling from a specific location. Caller ID spoofing has been around for many years, and there are various reasons for which someone would place a spoofed call. We will take a dive into these topics, just watch our video.

Caller ID spoofing has numerous uses in a professional application. Mostly, it is used to protect one’s own privacy, which is a commodity rarely afforded through technology in this day and age.