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Warning over phone scams using cloned numbers that you recognise

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OFCOM has issued a warning to the public after an increase in phone scam reports in recent months.

There have been growing instances of nuisance callers and criminals deliberately changing their Caller ID, a practice known as ‘spoofing’.

Identity thieves who want to steal sensitive information such as your bank account or login details, sometimes use spoofing to pretend they’re calling from your bank or credit card company.

People have taken to social media to share their experiences with one person suggesting they realised the call was fake after the caller asked for bank details: “I received a phone call and my bank’s phone number came up which I recognised.  

“He asked me if I lately received the usual scam text and email and I confirmed I did but never replied as I recognised them as fake. He then asked if I accessed my account from two locations neither of which I had been to.

“He requested my…

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