As demonstrated in our Security Awareness and Training courses, it is very easy to “spoof” a telephone number. Spoofing makes it appear that the call is coming from someone other than the actual source. Meaning, the Caller ID will indicate the caller is 814-471-0206, our office, when it really isn’t.
Our phone number is currently being spoofed, playing an automated message to recipients.
Unfortunately, just like email spoofing and phishing, there is little we can do to prevent this. If you receive a call from our office that seems strange, especially if the caller is asking for sensitive information, DO NOT PROVIDE THE INFORMATION. Please hang up.
Thank you, and we hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving.