November 23rd, 2015
We woke up this week and realized that our crazy little idea for a website that could take Caller ID spoofing to the next level, with free call recording and free voice changers, is now a full 10 years old. It’s hard to believe, but it’s true.
We’d like to take a minute to thank YOU, the users, for so much support over the years. It’s because of you that we were able to continue to operate our service, while so many fly-by-night Caller ID spoofing competitors came and went over the years. It’s because of you that we were able to continue to ensure that spoofing for legitimate purposes remains legal in the United States. It’s also entirely because of you that we were able to gain the knowledge and creativity to create a company that now has 4 major brands and employs over 35 super talented people around the world! A lot has happened over the years, but we’re proud that we’re still the #1 caller ID spoofing service trusted by over 4 million users now.
We at TelTech have been hard at work building other unique mobile services this year, but that doesn’t mean we’ve let up on SpoofCard.com or our SpoofCard mobile apps. We’re hard at work on some major upgrades for SpoofCard that will be coming soon in 2016. We’re working hard to continue to keep SpoofCard relevant for our business users, and also fun for our casual users, for years to come. We see the need for protecting your identity when making a phone call only becoming more and more important due to all the widespread privacy concerns of today.
It’s almost Cyber Monday, but if you can’t wait, here’s an exclusive 10% off coupon code to celebrate 10 years of SpoofCard. Just use coupon code 10YEARS at checkout to instantly receive 10% off your SpoofCard order.
Thank you to each and every user for your support over our first 10 years. We look forward to what the next 10 years will bring!
November 20th, 2015
Call spoofing is a tool that hundreds of thousands of real estate professionals and landlords use every day to stay one step ahead of their competitors in ever-evolving marketplaces. Most landlords only get one or two opportunities a year to implement rent increases. That is just one or two opportunities to account for changing utility prices, taxes, new market inventory, etc. If you get it wrong and overprice the market you can sit with vacancies. Underprice the market and you can quickly end up in the red. Real estate managers have to know where their competitors are setting their prices at all times to make good business decisions, but competitors do not necessarily want to share that information. Call spoofing helps landlords gauge their market and solves other common issues landlords deal with every day.
Call spoofing is the process of changing your caller ID to protect your identity, and Spoofcard is the world leader in call spoofing services. For landlords, this means you have the ability to call your competitors and measure their pricing without revealing your identity. From your office phone you can call any number, but show the caller ID of any number you choose. So where your caller ID would normally show up on your competitors phone as:
Village Square Real Estate
With call spoofing, you could make it show up as:
Now you can identify yourself simply as a prospective tenant and gather pricing information you can use to better price your own real estate units in your local market. You can even disguise your voice to sound male or female and add background noises (such as outside road traffic) to prevent your competitors from catching on.
Once you use SpoofCard to assist your competitive research, you will likely be surprised by all of the other uses you will find for the product as a landlord. For example, if you or your staff ever need to respond to a maintenance emergency after hours, you might find that you need to call your tenant from your home number or personal mobile phone. Rather than give up your personal privacy, you can simply change your caller ID so that it shows up as your real estate office number. Doctors, lawyers, sales associates, and professionals across a variety of industries love the security and privacy call spoofing affords them.
A Rochester, NY area real estate professional with more than 150 student apartment units, who prefers to keep his identity private said the following, “Call spoofing is a tool that helps us serve our tenant’s needs and stay ahead of the curve in a very competitive market. We are able to use SpoofCard to maintain a single contact number so our customers can reach us no matter where we are physically located, and not having to recruit friends to call competitors to find out their pricing just saves us a lot of wasted time and energy.”
For landlords and real estate professionals looking to get started with SpoofCard, the service is available on the web at www.spoofcard.com and as a mobile application in both the Apple and Google Play App stores. Simply signup and purchase blocks of credits to begin changing your caller ID immediately. To place a spoofed call, just enter the number you want to call, and the Caller ID you wish to display to the call recipient. SpoofCard connects the call, and processes the spoofed caller ID.
November 6th, 2015
Prank calls can be really really funny if you do them right. Here’s how to get started pranking people for FREE.
Go to SpoofCard & click “Try a Live Demo”
This will allow you to send calls from your phone or laptop for free. There are some restrictions though: your calls can only be about a minute long.
If you want to automatically record your free prank calls or have them last more than a minute, that’ll require a paid account.
Here are some ideas for great free pranks you can do with Caller ID spoofing.
You Called Me
The “You Called Me” prank is one of the most well-known ideas for prank calls. At first glance, there isn’t a lot of creativity to it because it is a confrontation conversation, wherein the prankster insists that the person being pranked called them. However, the funny part of this prank is that the victim will get increasingly irate over trying to prove that they didn’t call first. It’s one of the pranks that can go on and on.
CONGRATS! YOU WON!
In many restaurants, you can find those little boxes with forms, that you need to fill for a chance to win a prize. So, if you know people who filled up the forms, call them and inform them that they have won something.
YOU’RE ABOUT TO WIN SOMETHING
Call your victim and act as a radio jockey. Tell them that your number has been dialed randomly and that he/she is a candidate of winning a prize if they answer three questions. Then ask them some silly or personal questions. Have fun and don’t forget to record the prank!
WRONG NUMBER PRANK
This free prank will be hilarious if you are with friends. You can take turns and call the victim, enquiring about John or any other name. The victim’s answer will probably be: “No. You have the wrong number.” Then, let another friend call back asking for the same person. When the victim gets annoyed, call them up and tell them that you are John, and ask if anyone has been calling for you.
STOP CALLING ME!
This free prank is more fun if done with older people. Call your victim and say why he/she call you. They will probably say: “No, you called me.” and will keep arguing. Keep calling them and say: “Stop calling me or I’ll have to call the cops or report your number.” Things are bound to become really hilarious in this prank.
Pick any random number and when the victim picks up the call, tell them: “Hey..I have bad news.. I’m pregnant.” You will surely scare the hell out of the victim with this funny free prank.
GET ME SOME TOILET PAPER
Although is terrifying to see an empty toilet paper roll, it’s also incredibly funny pulling prank related to it. Call some random restaurant and they will probably ask you for reservation and other stuff. Interrupt them and in a rush tone say: “I am stuck at your washroom, please get me some toilet paper urgently. Two rolls if possible. ” Then just drop the line.
This free prank call is hilarious if you want to annoy a friend. Call your victim and pretend to be an engineer from the phone service. Say that there’s a problem in the phone lines and that you would like to test the voice quality. Select a few silly phrases and make your victim repeat the same for voice testing.
November 6th, 2015
Have you gotten a “spoofed” phone call recently? In this post I will explain what getting a spoofed call means & why it happened.
Most people know to hang up on con artists supposedly calling from the power company or the IRS, demanding money. The problem is, there’s little the police can do — even when the scammers go so far as to impersonate the police themselves.
Caller ID spoofing is the practice of causing the telephone network to indicate to the receiver of a call that the originator of the call is a station other than the true originating station.
For example, a spoofed caller ID display would show different a phone number from that of the telephone from which the call was placed.
Usually, caller identification, or “Caller ID,” allows you to identify a caller before you answer your telephone. A caller’s number and/or name are displayed – on your phone or an external display unit.
Using caller ID spoofing, callers can deliberately falsify the telephone number as well as the name relayed as the Caller ID information to disguise the identity of the calling party.
How are Spoof Calls made?
Generally, spoof calls are placed with a service such as www.spoofcard.com. These services are used frequently by allowing you to change your caller ID.
Who Spoofs Caller ID?
Collection agencies, law-enforcement officials, and private investigators are frequent users of Caller ID spoofing. Other users might be those in need of protecting their privacy due to domestic disputes or professionals who are traveling but need to call a client while displaying their office line.
Apart from these professional uses, Caller ID spoofing might be used recreationally to play a joke on a friend or family member.
Is Caller ID Spoofing Legal?
Caller ID Spoofing has differing legality depending on the country in question.
In the U.K.,the spoofed number is called the “presentation number”. This must be either allocated to the caller, or if allocated to a third party, it is only to be used with the third party’s explicit permission.
Caller ID spoofing is generally legal in the United States, as long as its not done “with the intent to defraud, cause harm, or wrongfully obtain anything of value”. The relevant federal statute, the Truth in Caller ID Act of 2009, does make exceptions for certain law-enforcement purposes. Callers are also still allowed to preserve their anonymity by choosing to block all outgoing caller ID information on their phone lines.
Can I stop Spoofed Calls?
The call-back method allows for some security when you think caller ID spoofing is being used. You could put the caller on hold, and then call the displayed number. If the number is busy or you reached the company they said they are calling from then they are potentially telling the truth.
However, they could be forwarding you to the company. At that point, when you are on phone with the company in question, you could ask whether or not the person is calling on behalf of the company.
The final check you could make is to enter the number in question in a search engine. This allows you to see if the company has the number on their website or if the company has mention of a scam that is going on. It also allows you to figure out what other people are saying about number.
October 23rd, 2015
Skiptracers, repo-men, and private detectives live by the motto, “You can run but you can’t hide,” and thanks to call spoofing, much of their work finding fugitives and debtors can be achieved without ever leaving their desks. Most people on the run need the support of friends and family to survive, and skiptracers use this to their advantage every day. While it is easy to ignore a call from an unknown caller ID, even hardened criminals pick up the phone when it’s their mother calling.
In an article titled, The Secret Life of Private Investigators, The New York Times describes Caller ID spoofing as “making it seem as if a phone call is coming from a friend’s phone, say, rather than a detective agency, thus making it more likely that the person they are trying to hunt down will answer the call.”
Good skiptracers don’t outwait, they outwit . . .
In the movies, private investigators stake out mom’s house waiting for their fugitive to sneak over the back fence to borrow money, but in the real world, skiptracers use creativity and technology to make their marks come to them. By spoofing mom’s number, a sharp investigator can trick a fugitive into running home to check in on an ailing family member. For Skiptracers, who are often working multiple cases at once, this kind of efficiency is critical.
The Private Investigation business is about playing to emotions and getting results quickly. Client’s don’t have unlimited budgets, so getting positive outcomes quickly matters.
Private investigators need a big bag of tricks.
While private eyes are often able to leverage SpoofCard’s core functionality alone to locate their targets, sometimes pairing the power of Caller ID spoofing with other product features proves valuable. Several private investigators have told us that they have used the background noise feature along with SpoofCard’s voice changer to outsmart their marks.
One of our favorite stories is from a repossession specialist who was trying to repossess a motor home for his client. The repo-man, spoofed the truck wash’s caller ID and called the debtor to tell him that he had won free detailing for his vehicle from a random draw of customers. Using SpoofCard’s background noise, he inserted traffic sounds into the call, completing the ruse. All the debtor had to do was set up an appointment and drop off the vehicle after hours so the truck wash could get an early start on the detail job. The debtor never saw the RV again. The repo-man picked up the vehicle and drove it back to his client’s lot without ever seeing the debtor.
This is just one of the many success stories skiptracers, repossession experts, bounty hunters, and private investigators have shared with SpoofCard over the years. Call spoofing can be incredibly effective in playing to the emotions of criminals, debtors, and other people trying to hide in the shadows.
July 13th, 2015
It’s bad enough when you answer a call with a blocked Caller ID and a human is on the other end. Answering a call to find a recording on the line, however, adds insult to injury.
How can it be worse? What about when the recording is late at night, or bugging you about something that has nothing to do with you?
Araceli King of Irving, Texas received 153 robocalls from Time Warner Cable – calls that continued even after she told the company they had the wrong number. This week, a judge awarded King $229,500 in damages from the company, tripling the penalty of $1,500 per call. The judge said he decided to send a message since the company made many of the calls even after the lawsuit was filed. According to Sergei Lemberg, the lawyer in the suit against the company said, “Millions of U.S. consumers get robocalls. Only a few of them take it a step forward and get a lawyer.”
It is satisfying to see some justice served in a situation that feels like a nightmare version of an all-too common occurrence. The fact is though, this ruling alone isn’t going to reduce everyday robocall abuse. And lawsuits aren’t exactly an easy or affordable way to get things done.
There is another way for consumers to handle harassing calls: by using the same technological advances that enable robocalls, but against the abusers. Software can easily record phone calls to create a record of abusive messages, identify source information from blocked calls, and more. One of the biggest barriers to fighting back against these types of calls is the additional time it takes. After all, dealing with a robocall has already wasted precious moments. Installing privacy protection apps on a phone may take a few minutes, but, like owning insurance, the chance that these apps could save the next Araceli King from 153 robocalls makes those few minutes worth it.
King’s $229,500 victory is one way to try to reduce phone harassment. But if enough people utilize call protection software, a larger victory could be possible – Robocall abusers will increasingly be held accountable, and the appeal of the annoying tactic will start to fade.
September 18th, 2014
Doctors have to work long hours and are almost always on call. As a result, they treasure their private time and privacy in their personal life and this includes keeping their personal numbers secret from their patients. One thing doctors hate to do is make calls from their personal phones because they know their patients will then have access to them at anytime. It’s not that doctors don’t love their patients or want to be reachable when something is urgent, but the fact is that they would rather have someone screen their incoming patient calls to protect the rare free time they have. Answering services are very effective at helping sort through incoming patient calls during off hours and routing the most urgent ones to the doctor.
So what is a doctor to do on the weekends when they have to call a patient? That’s where SpoofCard comes to the rescue. SpoofCard allows doctors to make calls from their cell phone but show their answering service as their caller ID rather than their personal number. As a result doctors can use the convenience of their cell phone to call patients while having the peace of mind that their personal number is protected and that the patient has a number that they can reach them through.
As a doctor all you have to do is download our app (either for Android or iPhone) on your phone and add credits. From there you can call your patients on your personal cell phone easily through our app and your personal number will be protected.
Steps on how to make a Spoof Call to one of your patients:
Open the SpoofCard App on your cell phone
Tap on “Make a Call”
Add your patients number that you want to call in the first input
Add the number for your office or your answering service in the second input (Caller ID patient will see when you call)
Tap “Place Call”
Spoofcard has many ways that it can help people in their daily lives. Please contact our support team if you have any questions on how we can help you.
March 13th, 2014
*Update* Bitcoin is no longer accepted on SpoofCard.
We’re happy to announce that SpoofCard now accepts Bitcoin digital currency for all web purchases.
At SpoofCard, we strongly believe that the added privacy benefits of Bitcoin, and the decentralized nature of the currency, will lead to the next revolution in payments. We saw PayPal revolutionize internet payments 15 years ago, we’re seeing it to a lesser extent with in-app purchases, and we believe we’ve seen what’s next in Bitcoin. The increased privacy and anonymity when paying with Bitcoin also aligns perfectly with SpoofCard’s goal of helping users protect their privacy when making phone calls.
We’ve chosen Coinbase to handle our Bitcoin payments, which is also used by top internet services, such as Reddit, OK Cupid, Khan Academy and The Fancy. We’re confident Coinbase is a solid choice for us, with their great reputation and deep ties to the technology community in Silicon Valley.
To make a SpoofCard purchase with Bitcoin, just select the “Pay with Bitcoin” button on our checkout page and follow the simple instructions at Coinbase.
June 12th, 2013
Introducing New Realistic Background Noises For Your Phone Calls: Dogs Barking, The Airport & Police Sirens
Today we’re launching not one, not two, but THREE new background noises to add to your spoofed calls so you can sound like your anywhere! With the introduction of dogs barking, the airport terminal, and police sirens, SpoofCard now features eight realistic background noises to choose from.
You might be wondering why you’d want to add background noises to your calls. Besides having some fun with your friends, you can use the car honking background noise to make it sound like you’re stuck in traffic on your way to work when you call your boss! Need to call someone back but want to make sure the call is kept short? Use the cell phone interference noise to make it sound like you’ve got a bad connection! Make it sound like you’re outside in a crowd, when you know you’re sitting at home without anything exciting happening! The possibilities are endless, for both the real world and fun pranks. Best of all, there are no extra fees for adding voice changers or background noises to your calls with SpoofCard!
Our new background noises are available on our mobile and desktop websites, along with our mobile apps.
December 14th, 2012
As Wired so beautifully pointed out, a federal appeals court this week has reversed a Mississippi law banning Caller ID Spoofing. The decision comes almost one year after we initially won our case against the state, before the decision was ultimately appealed by the state.
In essence, the appeals court concluded that the Mississippi statute went too far. The legislative history of the Truth in Caller ID Act shows that Congress authorized legitimate spoofing, and noted its importance for domestic-violence victims or consumers providing temporary phone numbers to businesses, the court said.
With the appeals case now also ruled in our favor, a precedent has been set across the nation that Caller ID spoofing is simply 100% legal in the United States if it’s not done with “the intent to defraud, cause harm, or wrongfully obtain anything of value”. This is important for our users, who now have the courts backing them, and we hope it may also be an important ruling that can help us get back into the Google Play Store and the iPhone App Store after our apps were improperly labeled as “illegal”.
It’s been a long fight, but things are finally starting to pay off for us and our users.
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