Cable & Telecom

CRTC, Competition Bureau join international taskforce on number ‘spoofing’

OTTAWA-GATINEAU – The CRTC and the Competition Bureau are joining forces with regulators from United Kingdom and the United States to tackle the problem of phone number ‘spoofing’, according to a statement issued Monday. Spoofing involves callers hiding their identity by causing a false or invalid phone number to display when making calls. It is a tactic often used by organizations carrying out unsolicited, misleading or even fraudulent telemarketing activities and can increase the harm caused to consumers from nuisance calls. A ‘spoofed’ number on a call display might be a random series of digits, or even mimic the number...