Kevin Poulsen of Wired News reports that Florida's Attorney General Charlie Crist has issued subpoenas to five difference spoofing sites. The sites, which include Telespoof, SpoofTech, Canadian-based SpoofTel, SpoofCard and Tricktel, offer services that allow customers to enter fake Caller ID information when calling arbitrary numbers. Most services charge a per-minute fee and offer web interfaces to configure the Caller ID phone number and text data that will be displayed to a caller. The services often promote themselves for use in "prank calls" or for "entertainment purposes only."
The report follows a previous article detailing detailing FCC demand letters already sent to some of these same service providers.
Posted by: Kelly Martin