Just got a call from myself, except it was a MR.

glenda_al

Of course, I did not answer it. And using my number. How'd they do that?

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jim_1 (Zone 9A)

I just returned from a long cruise. My number called me 4 times. I have a caption call phone and it showed my wife's name horribly misspelled as the caller. I have no idea how that happens but it is extremely frustrating.

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glenda_al

Mr Glenda just called again. I just let it ring.

Just blocked me from calling me!

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maifleur01

It is called spoofing.

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lindaohnowga

Our phone number calls us too. Seems so strange to see that come up on the caller ID.

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morz8

I've seen that a couple of times here on my phone but not lately. And I agree its a little unsettling to see yourself calling ;0)

Had an odd one this morning that was less than professional. My SS number has been put on hold - 'for some reasons'. Yes, that's actually what was said, my soc number was no longer active 'for some reasons'. Maybe that was supposed to make me curious enough to call back. It didn't. I may never know what those reasons are ;0)

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sushipup1

Glenda, I've posted this before. Maybe it will help explain what's going on.

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

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joyfulguy

I was told many years ago that it's not so bad to talk to yourself ...

... but it gets into troublesome territory when ...

... you start answering yourself back!

At that point, it's getting pretty close to shrink time!

Or so I was told.

ole joyful

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laceyvail 6A, WV

Best junk call I ever got had this caller ID: Illegal scam. My son laughed himself silly and said that must have been one really ticked off IT guy.

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Annie Deighnaugh

ole joyful, I'd always heard that it's a problem when you argue with yourself and lose!


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georgysmom2

I hate saying this because it may bring on some bad luck my way.....This is new to me. I'll be on the lookout for it.

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quasifish

Wow, this just happened to us this weekend as well. I feel a little better knowing we are not alone. It was weird seeing our name and number on the caller ID.

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nicole___

Haven't gotton that one ....yet. The police and fire department are collecting money, since they apparently aren't getting paid otherwise. If I appreciated them....I'd give them more money. :0)

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mama goose_gw zn6OH

I had a message yesterday (didn't answer the phone) that my SS# has been cancelled. Last week I received the Chinese call. And then there are the ones that say, "Please don't hang up"--which is my signal to hang up.

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sjerin

If I do answer the phone (no caller id) and hearing "that voice", (you know the type,) starts talking, I immediately hang up. I have no interest in the nonsense they spout.

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Lars

I don't get calls from my own number, but sometimes I will get a call that has the same area code and the same first three numbers but then different last four numbers. I know not to pick up.

When I was in college in the 1970s, I got an obscene phone call, which I found amusing. I asked the caller to be more specific, and he hung up and did not call back. This was way before caller ID.

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matthias_lang

Lars, "can you be more specific" is hilarious. I almost wish I'd get such a call just so I could use that line.

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joyfulguy

Hi Annie,

Yeah - getting into arguments usually isn't very useful ...

... especially with yourself!

ole joyful

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caflowerluver

Just got calls from my phone number and ID several times this morning. Does that trick really work?

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miss_sistersue

I got three calls a few days ago from myself. And today I picked up the phone to be told "We are removing your number from our call list, sorry for any inconvenience." Hilarious. They're calling to say they won't be calling.

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sushipup1

They're calling to say they won't be calling.

Not really, they're phishing for a response from you. Any response at all, and they know it's a 'live' number, and then they sell your number.

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