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Old 08-28-2014, 02:02 PM   #1
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Cool A New Low For Telemarketers

So, today I got a telemarketer calling using my own phone number as the caller id. I don't even know how they did it, but it is kind of creepy.

I waited through the recording and asked to be put on the no call list. So the guy hung up on me.
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Old 08-28-2014, 03:39 PM   #2
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This happened to me too. I did not answer my phone, because I knew something was up. Has not happened since.
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here you go

Caller ID and Spoofing | FCC.gov
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Old 08-28-2014, 05:58 PM   #4
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So, today I got a telemarketer calling using my own phone number as the caller id. I don't even know how they did it, but it is kind of creepy.

I waited through the recording and asked to be put on the no call list. So the guy hung up on me.
That's called caller ID spoofing. I read from another forum that callers can fake the phone number that displays on the recipient's caller ID. They can use any number, even yours, as a cover.

What you can do about calls like that is to contact your telephone service provider and see how you can stop getting them.
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Old 08-28-2014, 07:55 PM   #6
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This article on caller ID spoofing at Callercenter also revealed who's providing the tool that help callers spoof caller IDs. I'm surprised!
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Thanks I will call my phone carrier.
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Of all the crazy tricks...
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