2020 saw a real increase in phone scams after quarantined was administered and, quite frankly, people seemed to become bored. But even after quarantine was lifted and we’ve been further down the road with the pandemic, despite the Delta variant drama, it seems like the high frequency of phone scams has still been running wild across Northern New England.

Unfortunately, there’s another phone scam to add to the list that involves dating apps, ‘spoofing,’ and underage kids.

What is spoofing?

Before hopping into the details of the scam, let’s take care of the second-biggest question you may have involving this whole thing — what is spoofing? According to the FCC, and their handy-dandy 90-second video that you can watch below (that is a lot like “don’t get scammed” training videos some of us have probably had to take for work), spoofing is basically disguising a scam call to appear as a different, more familiar number.

Spoofing is one of the major components…

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