How to Avoid Falling for Phone Scams

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AUGUSTA, Maine (WABI) - David Leach from the Department of Consumer Credit Protection is warning people about spoofing phone scams.

Spoofing happens when phone scammers duplicate phone numbers and use them to call people at their homes.

Leach says spoofing is a two part issue. The first is the spoofing issue and the second is the 'Yes' scam.

Leach and his colleague Steve Lemieux wrote a book detailing ways to avoid falling for these scams.

The book can be read at under publications. You can also reach them at 1-800-332-8529 and ask for the "phishing guys."