You can "spoof" it here by dialing *67 before each call. It's called
per call blocking. Welcome to the mid-west...
Joe Smith (Really!)
On Fri, 21 Oct 1994, Wally Hartshorn wrote:
> Robert Sargent <sargent @
> > The guys in the phone company tell me CallerID as the public knows and
> > buys it, can easily [by design] be spoofed.
> And the guys in the phone company tell ME that that's not true. It's to
> be expected that every claim to security will be met with a counterclaim
> of non-security, so I think I'll wait until I see some evidence before I
> believe that caller ID " can easily be spoofed." This sounds a bit too
> much like the "there's a virus which can blow up your hard drive" story.
> All claim and no evidence.
> Question: For what purpose would the phone company build in a spoofing
> capability for caller ID? For what would they use it?
> Wally Hartshorn, System Administrator and GIS Analyst
> email: wallyh @
> snail: Illinois EPA, 1340 N. 9th St., #9, Springfield, IL 62702
> phone: (217) 785-6882 fax: (217) 524-6970