Your phone rings, and you look at the caller ID. You recognize the number. It may be from a local business or a neighbor down the street. Or even, your own phone number. Dreama Jensen with the Better Business Bureau of Northern Indiana says It's called spoofing.
She says many times, people will answer the call, and many times, it's a robo call. Victims have reported several different phishing scams. In one common version, a recording prompts you to verify your credit card number under the guise of lowering your interest rates. She says best thing to do is hang up and never, ever give a stranger any personal information, bank account or credit card information over the telephone.