‘Nothing can be done:’ Roswell warns of spoofed city government number

Spam Calls to Hit Nearly 50% of All Calls by 2019 Robocalls are gettingmuch worse. A report by the call protection company, First Orion, claims you should expect more fake calls to come. The number of spam phone calls are expected to reach 45% of all dials by early 2019. By the end of next year, half of all calls are predicted to be spam. Many fake calls have adapted a tactic known as “neighborhood spoofing.” This encourages people to pick up calls by having a fake caller ID similar to their own number.

The city of Roswell says someone is calling people appearing to be coming from a city government phone number asking about voting.

Roswell said on Facebook on Wednesday that 770-641-3700 is not in use by the city. Spoofers use technology to make it look like they are calling from that number when they are actually not.

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Good news: The city added that spammers do not have access to Roswell’s phone system.

Bad news: “After working with our telephone communications provider, the city’s Information Technology division determined that nothing can be done to address the situation on our end, unfortunately,” according to the post.

The city and Roswell police asked that anyone who notices an incoming call from the number,  770-641-3700, should not answer the call and should report it to the Federal Communications Commission, https://www.fcc.gov/consumers/guides/spoofing-and-caller-id.

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