In partnership with the Hawai'i Attorney General, the Federal Communications Commission hosted a virtual public webinar on spoofing and robocalls. The event followed up on the Hawai'i Attorney General's spoofing alert issued last month, and featured state government officials and other Hawai'i-based partners. It provided tips consumers can use to protect themselves from scams.
The Webinar began at 11:30 a.m. Hawai'i time / 5:30 p.m. Eastern time and was streamed live on www.fcc.gov/live. It iwas a free virtual event and did not require advanced registration.
Spoofing is when a caller deliberately falsifies the information transmitted to the recipient's caller ID display to disguise their identity. Scammers often use "neighbor spoofing" so it appears that an incoming call is from a local number, or spoof a number from a company or a government agency that consumers may know and trust. Spoofing is often used in concert with a robocall by fraudsters seeking to steal consumers' money and/or identity.
- Diane Ako, Reporter and Weekend Anchor, KITV (Co-host)
- Lyle Ishida, Chief, FCC Consumer Affairs and Outreach Division
- Clare Conners, Hawai'i State Attorney General
- Stacey Aldrich, Hawai'i State Librarian
- Keyla Hernandez-Ulloa, Associate Chief, FCC Consumer Affairs and Outreach Division
- Stephen Levins, Executive Director of Hawai'i State Office of Consumer Protection
- Burt Lum, Broadband Strategy Officer, Hawai'i State Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism
- Joseph Campos, Deputy Director and Amanda Stevens, Public Informtion Officer, Hawai'i State Deparment of Human Services
For additional information about the virtual webinar, please contact Diana Coho at firstname.lastname@example.org.