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According to the FCC, spoofing occurs when a phone scammer disguises their identity by using illegal techniques to make it appear to the recipient of the call that is a legitimate person/business calling, when in fact, it is not. They trick you into answering the call by creating a false caller ID, a local area code, or a familiar looking phone number. The spoofer may impersonate a company that you do business with such as a local utility company, a government agency, or even an insurance agency.
So here is our reminder: Unless we are actively working on a quote for you, we will not ask for your personal information such Social Security number and date of birth. Even if we are working on something for you, requesting your SSN is rare.
Here are some helpful tips from the FCC.