3D Consumer Alert: Telephone Spoofing


Spoofing is a tactic scam callers use to manipulate your caller ID to display any number they want, including those in your local area, to trick you into answering.  To protect yourself from spoofing, consider taking the following actions:

  • Ask your local phone carrier what call blocking options they offer.
  • Look into free call-blocking apps for your cell phone.

The attached radio alert provides more information regarding how to defend yourself against spoofing scam calls.

3D Consumer Alert is a series of 60-second educational radio spots written and produced by the Consumer Protection Division of the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office. The purpose is to prevent the victimization of Nebraskans by arming them with the education and tools to Deter, Detect, and Defend (the 3Ds) against the frauds, scams, and pressing consumer issues prevalent across our state.


Attached, please find 60-second audio (3D Alert) and the accompanying script. In case of technical difficulties, the attached audio file can also be found at https://bit.ly/2SR6K8m