As a telephone engineer I've come across this
As the title says
I've recently heard of people recieving calls from supposed confidential
contact lists, claiming to be from a certain company.
I've had, probably 20, "faults" this year relating to spoofed Caller ID's
They seem to be coming from overseas, as you can trace them on ISDN
well at least I thought I could!!!
I always tell the customer never to answer personal or company info, an to call the number back and verify the call.
maybe now it's going to get a whole lot worse.
When I see an 08xx number on my home phone, I tend to ignore it
but the corporate world answer every phone call.
I recently took a call from my local garage, well so I thought
It ended up being from a insurance company that were using a "LOCAL"
number to try and solicite business.
This should be stopped NOW