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Ky. lawmaker introduces bill to fine telemarketers calling from spoofed numbers

A Kentucky lawmaker wants to make it illegal for telemarketers to disguise caller ID numbers. (Pexels via MGN Online)

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKRC) - A Kentucky lawmaker wants to make it illegal for telemarketers to disguise caller ID numbers.

A new bill would require companies to list their true number or have it listed as unknown.

Spoofing, as it's called, makes a call appear to be coming from a number similar to your own. Federal officials say there has been a huge increase in such calls.

A first-time penalty would be a $500 fine, and additional offenses would carry fines of $3,000.

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