Posted by: Margaret Rouse
|He spoofed the HR director’s work phone number, then the number of that guy’s boss, before moving up to a vice president, and finally, the CEO. Says he had no choice. He also says “this thing that I did is bad and should be outlawed.”
Paul McNamara, Confessions of a Caller-ID spoofer
I worked in the converged voice space, so the mechanics of caller ID were not unfamiliar to me or to the crew of geeks that I call friends. The light went on over beers – I was complaining about the former employer’s call-dodging to some engineer friends and the suggestion of using a local vendor’s lab to spoof Caller ID came up. Another engineer at the table said, “Don’t reinvent the wheel, just Google ‘spoof Caller ID service.’” I got 32,000 hits. Spoofcard came up first.
So, I gave them $20 for an hour of Caller ID misrepresentation. Although I hate that it seems to be legal for them to offer this service, I love their implementation. Speaking as an engineer and a salesman, they really built a sweet platform.