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Scammers now fake Caller ID

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DES MOINES (KWWL) -

A scam pretending to be the Iowa Lottery.

You get a phone call, and your Caller ID shows it's someone calling from the Iowa Lottery's Des Moines Headquarters. Then the person on the phone tries to get your personal and financial information, sometimes even money.

The calls are not from the Iowa Lottery.

Scammers have come up with a way to fake their Caller ID to make it look like someone else.
They're not just spoofing the lotto, they can also pose as banks, credit card companies or government organizations.

So remember - never give out your personal information, unless you initiated the phone call!

 

 

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