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#1 jack2410

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Posted 30 November 2015 - 06:46 PM

This kind of thing may be old news for some of you. It's the first time for me.

 

My house telephone rang today and it indicated the call was coming from itself, i.e. my telephone number was displayed on the phones little window. A few seconds later the phone rang again; this time the display indicated the call was from my wife's cell phone, which was innocently lying on the table next to me. 

 

The Time Warner representative I contacted about the incident said it was hucksters using software to try to get me to answer my telephone. What they would do next I don't know.

 

 

 



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Posted 30 November 2015 - 06:49 PM

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Posted 30 November 2015 - 06:51 PM

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Posted 30 November 2015 - 06:53 PM

dozens of answers on this search page

 

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Posted 30 November 2015 - 06:58 PM

More information:

http://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/security-awareness/how-to-protect-yourself-from-caller-id-spoofing/

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2951748/security/trust-no-one-how-caller-id-spoofing-has-ruined-the-simple-phone-call.html

http://netsecurity.about.com/od/securityadvisorie1/a/Caller-Id-Spoofing.htm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caller_ID_spoofing

Whats worse is when they spoof the caller ID of the authorities.

http://www.npr.org/2015/06/17/414997683/scammers-turn-to-caller-id-spoofing-to-pose-as-police

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#6 jack2410

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Posted 30 November 2015 - 07:33 PM

Thank you, sir. 



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Posted 30 November 2015 - 08:10 PM

You could also easily be the recipient of a prank call. http://www.prankdial.com/ They can send a prank call to a friend or other & display any number you desire as the caller. At the end of the call it does identify itself as being a prank call. The entire conversation is recorded so you can listen to it afterwards. A practical joker friend of mine has pulled it on me. Needless to say I fell for it. Laughing now but not at the time of the call. I'll get even with him sooner or later!


I never make the same mistake twice....I always make it 5 or 6 times just to be sure!


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Posted 30 November 2015 - 08:14 PM

Wish my phone had better call blocking filtering, Then I can blacklist them and when a call comes in forward them to another telemarketer. lol



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Posted 30 November 2015 - 09:02 PM

Wish my phone had better call blocking filtering, Then I can blacklist them and when a call comes in forward them to another telemarketer. lol

If you're stateside, you can eliminate nearly all telemarketing type calls by going to the Federal Trade Commission's National Do Not Call registry website: https://www.donotcall.gov/

If your number is on the Registry, and you get a sales call, or you get an illegal robocall, don’t interact in any way. Don’t press buttons to be taken off the call list or to talk to a live person. Instead, hang up and file a complaint with the FTC by visiting the website or calling 1-888-382-1222.


I never make the same mistake twice....I always make it 5 or 6 times just to be sure!





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