SHORE ACRES, Fla. - "Radio Phoebe" Kushner is the assistant program director at Hot 101.5 in the Tampa Bay area. She is used to spirited phone calls. And yet a recent ring, on her personal phone no less, was odder than usual:
"Oh, she was so mad," says Kushner. "She just said that she was sick of me harassing her every day, and that if it happens again, I will hear from her lawyers."
Kushner soon realized she was the victim of "spoofing.”
Telemarketers, scammers or worse are using low-tech devices to disguise their phone numbers to fool other people into answering the call.