Is Your Home Phone’s Caller ID Showing Your Own Number? It’s A Scam

Thursday April 30th, 2015

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Windsor Police are investigating after they’ve received numerous reports about caller ID spoofing lately.

Police have learned that people are receiving phone calls at home on “land lines” with the caller ID showing their own phone number.

In some cases their own phone number and name is displayed on the phone when it is ringing.

On many occasions when the phone is picked up by the home owner the phone simply goes “dead” and is hung up.

On some occasions however, an automated voice asks you to press one on your phone in order to “update” your credit card information.

There have been no victims of any fraud at this point. Police want to remind the public to never give personal information over the phone in cases of unsolicited phone calls. If your phone does ring and it shows your own information on the display, please consider not answering.

If you do answer, remember to be vigilant and never give out your personal information.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Windsor Police at 519-255-6700 ext. 4330, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS), online at, or Submit a Tip on Facebook.

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