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Word on the street is there are apps available to spoof phone numbers to not only hide the sender of a text message or phone call's phone number, but to change it to something of their choice. This could hurt careers and reputations quite effectively, is there anyway of protecting against this?

Example- two cops working together, one wants the other fired. So before the bust the next day, cop1 spoofs a text from the criminals cell number "thank you for the tip" and then cop2 gets fired. How does cop2 protect himself against this?

I understand bills can get you free in court. Im more asking about how to prevent the problem from occurring at all.
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You can't prevent the "problem" from occurring. Sorry.
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and while it may fool the receiving phone I am sure if it where a big enough issue it could be proven to be illegitimate through scrutiny
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In all honesty, fraud is everywhere. You can't run from it, so just don't piss anyone off enough to want to ruin your rep. Fortunately most girls are not all that tech saavy.
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Bummer, that's dissapointing to hear. Necessity breeds invention. If there's a programmer reading, looks like there's a need for some kind of verifier app.
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