"Spoofing" occurs when a caller deliberately falsifies the information transmitted to your caller ID display to disguise their identity.
Unfortunately, we can do nothing to prevent spoofing. If we can confirm that these calls did not in fact originate from the owner of the phone number, we can conclude that the originator is not calling from the phone number being spoofed and is likely doing so with malicious intent.
U.S. Government acknowledgement of Spoofing and resulting actions:
The Truth in Caller ID act was passed into law in 2010 by President Obama. Under the bill, it becomes illegal "to cause any caller ID service to transmit misleading or inaccurate caller ID information, with the intent to defraud or deceive." The bill maintains an exemption for blocking one's own outgoing caller ID information, and law enforcement isn't affected.
For more information about Spoofing, please see the following FCC article:
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