Police: Prank callers masquerade as Fairfield salon on caller ID
FAIRFIELD - Fairfield police say prank phone callers are using technology to masquerade as a local salon on caller ID.
Police say that someone called in fake orders for take-out food and used a service to make the phone number of Total Looks Salon appear on the restaurant's caller ID screen.
Authorities say the prank caller wanted to harass an employee at the beauty parlor on Post Road. The prank calls are called spoofing.
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The parlor says it's been going on for a couple of weeks. Three other false food orders were made and two harassing calls of a different kind came through.
Police say that it's easy to find services that will disguise your phone number for a fee. They say it can have dangerous consequences and can divert resources in an emergency.
Authorities say that there is nothing illegal about this kind of spoofing unless it is being used to defraud someone.