Since it was just a couple of days ago, it’s probably not that scammer. The ones I typically get are the “you signed up for a sweepstakes” or cruise line scams, which I know is a lie. I haven’t understood why people will just blindly call back to a random number that calls them without leaving a voice mail. But in this case, because they did that, it gave me the answer as to why I was getting those kinds of calls from a supposedly local number.
Just for everyone’s info, changing the Caller ID on your phone system is allowed except if done “with the intent to defraud, cause harm, or wrongfully obtain anything of value” as per the Truth in Caller ID Act of 2009. These scams definitely break that law.
And if you’re a scammer, you better hope you don’t call the guy calling himself “Project Mayhem”. His video on YouTube shows what happens when he unleashes a “call flooder” back on the scammer.
That brings up an interesting point. Technically, he could be sued for harassment, but because it’s being done to prevent a scammer from being able to carry out their illegal activities, who would win in the law suit?