recent articles at better business bureau, scam busters dot org and the fiscal times dot com, say that there are a couple of new scams. The first one is that telemarketers and scammers are now using (spoofing) the numbers of regular people, including small businesses. The idea is that householders will pick up the phone if they see a number that looks like a regular number.....the name of the business or person is in the caller ID. Also, for people who check the compiled lists of spoofed numbers, the numbers of regular people will not be on those lists. That would explain why we and many others have been receiving calls from florists, a family business in tampa, florida, child day care centers and even an 86 year old woman's phone who lives in a mobile home park in haines city, fl and a 77 year old man's phone. The other scam is to use (spoof) the number of the householder who the scammers called. The BBB says that the scammers objective is for the householder to be so shocked or curious, or both, to see their own phone number in the caller ID, that they will pick up the phone. The BBB warns against that. Also, if you miss the call, BBB says do not call "your" number back. And of course, never give out any financial or personal information.