There has been a big twist in the money laundering case of Rs 200 crore. Actually, ED (Enforcement Directorate) has filed a charge sheet related to the case, from which information has been received that Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez was made spoof calls on behalf of Sukesh Chandrashekhar. Through these calls, the Bollywood actress was assured that these calls came from the Ministry of Home Affairs. In such a situation, now the question is arising in your mind that what is Call Spoofing or Number Spoofing and how this scam is carried out. Let’s know in detail…
What is mobile number spoofing?
Mobile number spoofing is a method of manipulating caller ID information to make the victim believe that the call has been made by a particular person or place. This scam is not a new method. Criminals all over the world use this technique to carry out incidents like kidnapping. Not only this, this method is also used to cheat people. Mobile spoofing is not only used for crime but also to prank people.
How does spoofing call scam work?
Fraudsters can reach you using VoIP based software. With the help of this method, the fraudster can manipulate the caller ID to show you the Mumbai landline number when the call is actually from the US.
Note: VoIP is a technology that allows you to make voice calls using a broadband internet connection instead of a mobile network.
How to identify spoof calls
- The easiest way to avoid mobile number spoofing is to avoid picking up calls from unknown numbers.
- You can use a caller ID app like Truecaller to avoid such scams.
- If you have a call from an unknown number, then disconnect it immediately and block that mobile number.