Spoofed phone calls originate from one source that’s disguising its phone number as a different one, and you probably get these calls all the time. Maybe they’re numbers from your local area code or numbers for prominent businesses, and the callers are just hijacking those numbers to fool you into picking up. Turns out, making a spoofed call is something anybody can do.
Now, caller ID spoofing isn’t as illegal as you think it would be, so there’s a good chance you can spoof a phone number when calling someone and not get in any trouble. Some states, like Arkansas, prohibit all spoofed calls… more