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Staying safe from caller ID spoofing

May 11, 2018

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Caller ID on your phone helps you see who's calling. But scammers have learned how to trick caller ID. A tactic called "spoofing" makes it look like a real call from a trusted company. Windows engineer Erik Wahlstrom shows how to tell if a call might be spoofed and what you should do if you're getting such a call (subtitles available in 26 languages).

Microsoft technical support does not make unsolicited phone calls. If you receive an unsolicited call from the number the caller ID identified as Microsoft technical support, it's a scam. Do not answer the call and report the incident here:

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