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#1 OldPhil

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Posted 22 March 2014 - 08:11 AM

Sitting here having my morning tea and phone rings, the voice after a pause asks for Mr. Sciotto.  Your are thinking SO!!! I say no Ashley here, interestingly enough that is the last number in my caller ID, to my thinking that is a one in a million or more chance.  Coincidence "possible/maybe" but it has me wondering. :scratchhead:


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Posted 23 March 2014 - 07:38 PM

And your posting has me wondering as I don't know exactly what you're referring to.
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Posted 23 March 2014 - 07:42 PM

It has me wondering how someone could possibly know the name of the party of my last phone call to my house.  How would an outsider get that info?  One in a million lucky guess!


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Posted 23 March 2014 - 07:46 PM

Or maybe Big Brother checking up on you.
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Posted 24 March 2014 - 04:00 AM

Oh did this ever bring up memories!  Ages ago a group of us used to call any random telephone number, taking turns asking for - let's say "Mr. Sciotto".  The last call made to the number was "Hi.  This is Mr. Sciotto.  Have I had any phone calls?"   Totally as pointless as "Do you have Prince Albert in a can?".  Did you never do this?



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Posted 24 March 2014 - 05:05 AM

As kids we used to make random calls at say 3 am asking " is your fridge running" the person would say " yes" we we would reply " you better go catch it then"

 

Or

 Is Mr wall there? they would reply "No"

Is Mrs wall there?they would reply "No"

Then we would ask " any Wall's there?" they would reply "No"

Then I would say " well whats holding your roof up?"



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Posted 24 March 2014 - 06:02 AM

Caller ID took all that fun away.  But LOL just remembering!



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Posted 24 March 2014 - 07:50 AM

But Caller ID does not always identify who is calling.
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Posted 26 March 2014 - 02:50 PM

Not a one in a million chance, it's called caller ID spoofing. Software used just says display last number that was displayed. That way they have a better chance of being picked up.

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 03:31 PM

Appears then itis a variation of this scenario..."If the displayed number is in the recipient's address book, some handsets will display the name from the local address book in place of the transmitted name."...that way the last caller on the caller id appears to be calling again.
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Posted 26 March 2014 - 04:32 PM

My question still is how did he get the name from the number?


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Posted 26 March 2014 - 04:37 PM

I originally read this thinking the name was on the caller id...which I know is not always the case with that feature.
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Posted 26 March 2014 - 06:39 PM

My question still is how did he get the name from the number?


The spoofing software does a reverse number look up, and any information associated can be displayed. In actuality very easy to do, with the right software.

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