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hmm just got a call from my own number #4779425
06/06/18 05:10 PM
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Washington for now
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so what is this all about

Re: hmm just got a call from my own number [Re: WhyMe] #4779430
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My wife had this happen, another spoof/scam of some sort, beware!


2009 Mercury Grand Marquis, 8 cyl auto, 83xxx miles, PU/Fram Ultra
2005 Hyundai Sonata, 4 cyl auto, 96xxx miles, Maxlife/OEM Filter
Current oil stash: 518 qts.


Re: hmm just got a call from my own number [Re: WhyMe] #4779438
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I got calls from several people saying my # was on their phone as a missed call. Not possible as I have an older flip phone that you have to open to dial. Went to the Verizon store and the cust serv rep told me there is an ap that can disguise the real caller # & replace it with a random one. Great...

Re: hmm just got a call from my own number [Re: WhyMe] #4779439
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Wasn't there a horror movie like this about a babysitter receiving phone calls in the same house, lol


Pete.

97 Ford Expl.Sport 4.0 ohv 4wd 5spddrive187k miles
03 Saturn Ion 2.2 L4 5spddrive236K miles
PPHM 5w30 x 2 Fram Ultra x 2

Currently under the influence of oil shocked2

Re: hmm just got a call from my own number [Re: WhyMe] #4779442
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Originally Posted By: WhyMe
so what is this all about


I just received a call from your number.

Re: hmm just got a call from my own number [Re: WhyMe] #4779444
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Common spam/scam trick.

I have also gotten calls that are one number off from that of family members. Same [censored].


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Those in high places be daunted
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Re: hmm just got a call from my own number [Re: WhyMe] #4779446
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"This connection isn't sound. If my calculations are correct, it should be sometime around 2018 for whomever is reading this. DO NOT USE THESE CABLES. Something... happens with them. Something came through, something from somewhere else. We were overrun in days, not many of us are left. WE LIVE UNDERGROUND! ONLY YOU CAN STOP IT NOW. SAVE US. DO NOT USE THESE CABLES.

I don't have much time. This connection isn't sound. If my calculations are correct, it should be--"


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Re: hmm just got a call from my own number [Re: WhyMe] #4779448
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Yes, the scammer con-artists can spoof your CallerID with any number they want.
For example, I kept getting scam calls from this one number, which looked "like" my number, only with 2 transposed digits. Hmmmm... odd... but they were trying to make me think I was getting a call from my own neighborhood, so I might be more likely to answer it. .... I did end up calling them back (using google's gmail internet phone), and once I answered and started giving them a fake credit card number to mess with them.... scammers, uggghh!

In your case, you got a call from a spoofed caller-id identical number, not just a close number like mine. I think this is because they really screwed up their con game, or, maybe they think that you seeing your own number makes it more likely for you to answer it. But, I think they just are being stupid because then you know something is "off" & weird seeing your own number.

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Re: hmm just got a call from my own number [Re: WhyMe] #4779456
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Yeap, they "spoof" the phone number to use one similar to the one they're calling. That way, it looks familiar and is more tempting for some to answer it.

At work, we got a new phone # recently and someone that had it previously owes different people some debt (loan, credit card, etc - don't know, don't care). What the callers do is use a phone number of different local businesses in hopes it will trick them into answering.

Re: hmm just got a call from my own number [Re: hallstevenson] #4779467
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Originally Posted By: hallstevenson
Yeap, they "spoof" the phone number to use one similar to the one they're calling. That way, it looks familiar and is more tempting for some to answer it.

At work, we got a new phone # recently and someone that had it previously owes different people some debt (loan, credit card, etc - don't know, don't care). What the callers do is use a phone number of different local businesses in hopes it will trick them into answering.



If someone tricks me into answering I wouldn't do business with them if they were they last person on Earth.


2009 Mercury Grand Marquis, 8 cyl auto, 83xxx miles, PU/Fram Ultra
2005 Hyundai Sonata, 4 cyl auto, 96xxx miles, Maxlife/OEM Filter
Current oil stash: 518 qts.


Re: hmm just got a call from my own number [Re: WhyMe] #4779473
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Pete.

97 Ford Expl.Sport 4.0 ohv 4wd 5spddrive187k miles
03 Saturn Ion 2.2 L4 5spddrive236K miles
PPHM 5w30 x 2 Fram Ultra x 2

Currently under the influence of oil shocked2

Re: hmm just got a call from my own number [Re: WhyMe] #4779474
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I can do that with Vonage extensions. It's like having two lines with the same number.


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2015 Ford F250 w/Powerstroke
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Re: hmm just got a call from my own number [Re: John_K] #4779475
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Originally Posted By: John_K
If someone tricks me into answering I wouldn't do business with them if they were they last person on Earth.
True. However, these days people usually don't answer their phones unless its someone on their contact list (brother, wife, known people only).
Therefore, this spoofing of numbers is a desperate attempt by the scammers to get you to anwser your phone.

I'm one of those people that rarely talks on the phone. People know to leave me a message, or, text me if they want to communicate something short & concise. Most people are like that these days. Texting is king. Leave a message if its really important. Only a few people can actually talk to me on the phone (relatives & close friends only).

Re: hmm just got a call from my own number [Re: oil_film_movies] #4779494
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Originally Posted By: oil_film_movies
Originally Posted By: John_K
If someone tricks me into answering I wouldn't do business with them if they were they last person on Earth.
True. However, these days people usually don't answer their phones unless its someone on their contact list (brother, wife, known people only).
Therefore, this spoofing of numbers is a desperate attempt by the scammers to get you to anwser your phone.

I'm one of those people that rarely talks on the phone. People know to leave me a message, or, text me if they want to communicate something short & concise. Most people are like that these days. Texting is king. Leave a message if its really important. Only a few people can actually talk to me on the phone (relatives & close friends only).

Same here,
I never answer the phone unless i'm expecting it, other wise they can just leave a message.


Pete.

97 Ford Expl.Sport 4.0 ohv 4wd 5spddrive187k miles
03 Saturn Ion 2.2 L4 5spddrive236K miles
PPHM 5w30 x 2 Fram Ultra x 2

Currently under the influence of oil shocked2

Re: hmm just got a call from my own number [Re: WhyMe] #4779517
06/06/18 06:35 PM
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I got a call earlier today from a very helpful gentleman, who even though he clearly did not have full command of the English language, was very insistent on helping me with a computer problem. I can't tell you how relieved I was to receive this call, as I didn't even know I had a computer problem!!

After much discussion, it was determined that I should gave him full access to my banking accounts, and put him in my will for all remaining assets.

What a fine, selfless, upstanding man he was..

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