Neighborhood spoofing scam hits central Ohio

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NORTH COLUMBUS - Telemarketer scams may be striking local telephones. Consumer experts say a tactic, sometimes called "neighborhood spoofing," is increasing and could soon grow exponentially. In the neighborhood spoofing scam technique, spam callers encourage more people to answer the phone by disguising their number as a local phone number with a familiar area code. It may appear to the person receiving the call that it is coming from a local caller."It is just unthinkable and I'm worried someone will lose a lot of money," said North Columbus Resident Brenda. She is not revealing her last name for fear of what information the scammers who already have her first name and phone number could do. Brenda received a call from a number that appeared to...

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Neighborhood spoofing scam hits central Ohio

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