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Imposter scams take many different forms and can originate from an email, phone call or text message. Imposter phone calls are effective because spoofing technology allows scammers to change the information displayed on caller IDs to give the appearance that their calls are coming from a government entity.
On Monday, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody warned about an imposter scam spoofing Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) phone numbers.
CFA combines detailed reports submitted from 35 state and local consumer agencies across 21 states.