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July 24, 2014MARYVILLE, Mo. |  By: John Coffey

Caller ID Spoofing

Scam artists have come up with another way to get unsuspecting people to give them personal information such as credit card and bank account numbers over the phone.

Maryville Public Safety Director Keith Wood says the method is called Caller I-D spoofing.

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Wood says it's important to be skeptical over a request for personal information on a phone call.

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A Stanberry area resident recently learned his phone number was being used by scam artists posing as credit card representatives.  Wood urges anyone who believes their phone number has been spoofed to contact their local law enforcement agency.