Number spoofing fraud on the rise

A new trick is helping fraudsters steal money, says the Financial Times.
They use a piece of software that enables them to change the telephone number displayed as the one from which they are calling to a bank’s fraud helpline number. This helps them convince the people they are calling to follow their instructions about making an urgently required transfer. Banks suggest that people just put down the phone, wait five minutes and then call the bank back on their normal helpline number.