Karen Elaine Hanover, Once Looking at 40 Years in Spoofing Case, Gets 6 Months in Jail
Shady real estate deals prompted some of Hanover's clients to complain. She responded with "spoofing" software, an online service that allows a caller to disguise a number and create a fake caller ID, to make those clients believe she was an FBI agent threatening them to keep their mouths shut about Hanover.
The phony FBI agent told those who had been burned by Hanover that they could get prison stretches for complaining on an Internet blog that Hanover scammed them. She had collected $30,000 to provide the clients with information on "prime" commercial properties, but after paying her those who doled out the money felt she did nothing else for them.
Unfortunately for Hanover, the clients contacted the real FBI after the fake FBI contacted them.
- Karen Elaine Hanover Accused of Impersonating FBI Agents With 'Spoofing' Technology to Spook Clients Who Believed She was Scamming Them