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The U.S. Federal Trade Commission received reports this week that scammers are spoofing the FTC’s Consumer Response Center’s phone number (877-382-4357).

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Scammers are using fake caller ID information to trick you into thinking they’re someone who can be trusted. The practice is called caller ID spoofing, and scammers can fake anyone’s phone number.

By Andrew Johnson Consumer Education Specialist, FTC October 26, 2017