What are the odds........


DaSleeper
#1
Some of you may have had some of them call from telemarketers and such.....and when you see an out of your area number that you don't recognize, you let it ring and let your answering service pick up....
But now those telemarketers are getting smart...they can be calling from across the country and the number you see on your call display is a local number... It's called number spoofing.....if you happen to call the number back after you hung up on them you either get a number "not in service" or the person at the other end will swear that they never called you....
How they find these not in service numbers I don't know...My own number was used last week to call someone that called me back and I had never even used the phone that day.
Well....tonight was really strange...My wife i gone to the bathroom, and leaves her phone on the coffee table......she always does that....It rings and I just let it ring until she yells out to me to pick up, and tell her friend whom she was expecting a call from that she'll call back in 5 minutes.
So I pick it up and look at the number to see if it's her friend...and this is where it gets strange...
The number calling her is her own number and they hung up before I switched the call on...

What are the odds.....the number of phones in Kapuskasing and surrounding area I would guess...
 
petros
#2
That is bizarre.
 
spaminator
+2
#3  Top Rated Post
Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeperView Post

Some of you may have had some of them call from telemarketers and such.....and when you see an out of your area number that you don't recognize, you let it ring and let your answering service pick up....
But now those telemarketers are getting smart...they can be calling from across the country and the number you see on your call display is a local number... It's called number spoofing.....if you happen to call the number back after you hung up on them you either get a number "not in service" or the person at the other end will swear that they never called you....
How they find these not in service numbers I don't know...My own number was used last week to call someone that called me back and I had never even used the phone that day.
Well....tonight was really strange...My wife i gone to the bathroom, and leaves her phone on the coffee table......she always does that....It rings and I just let it ring until she yells out to me to pick up, and tell her friend whom she was expecting a call from that she'll call back in 5 minutes.
So I pick it up and look at the number to see if it's her friend...and this is where it gets strange...
The number calling her is her own number and they hung up before I switched the call on...
What are the odds.....the number of phones in Kapuskasing and surrounding area I would guess...

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Dexter Sinister
#4
Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeperView Post

What are the odds....

About once a week I get a junk call on my home phone with the call display showing my own phone number. Spoofing the call display system is not very difficult, or so I've been told by close relatives who work for my telephone service provider, though I confess I don't know anything about the software and have no idea how it's done. Bottom line though, it's easy to make the call display show any number at all, so why not the number being called? But that seems a bit dumb to me. You can't always tell when a call is a junk call, but I'd take that as a pretty clear indication and not bother answering. Maybe it's a bug in the spoofing software.
 
EagleSmack
#5
If I don't recognize the number, I am simply not picking up.
 
JLM
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by Dexter SinisterView Post

About once a week I get a junk call on my home phone with the call display showing my own phone number. Spoofing the call display system is not very difficult, or so I've been told by close relatives who work for my telephone service provider, though I confess I don't know anything about the software and have no idea how it's done. Bottom line though, it's easy to make the call display show any number at all, so why not the number being called? But that seems a bit dumb to me. You can't always tell when a call is a junk call, but I'd take that as a pretty clear indication and not bother answering. Maybe it's a bug in the spoofing software.

Recently a woman called me saying she was returning my call. I asked her who she was and when the alleged call was made? She said just in the past couple of minutes. I knew that wasn't correct because my wife and I had been sitting right near our phone in the past of couple of minutes and no one used it. She insisted it was from my phone as our number showed up on her call display. I know she didn't believe me. What could have caused that?
 
taxslave
#7
Quote: Originally Posted by spaminatorView Post

Parked beside the phone. Used it a few times. Hardly ever get calls anymore. I wonder if scammers have their own do not call list that they share?
 
DaSleeper
#8
Quote: Originally Posted by Dexter SinisterView Post

About once a week I get a junk call on my home phone with the call display showing my own phone number. Spoofing the call display system is not very difficult, or so I've been told by close relatives who work for my telephone service provider, though I confess I don't know anything about the software and have no idea how it's done. Bottom line though, it's easy to make the call display show any number at all, so why not the number being called? But that seems a bit dumb to me. You can't always tell when a call is a junk call, but I'd take that as a pretty clear indication and not bother answering. Maybe it's a bug in the spoofing software.

As they say......There's an app for that ...lol
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/what...310633997?mt=8 (external - login to view)

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...whatsapp&hl=en (external - login to view)

I never bothered to install it because I have unlimited Canadian calling on both my phone, and for the US I use skype...it's cheap.
But I did research it

Be very careful if you install it on your phone, not to give it access to your email contacts, because a lot of people get those whatsapp spam in their email and I suspect it comes from that...
The IPhone has the option to restrict access to just about everything on your phone...
But no so for an android phone....(It's something they will have to fix before I buy an android phone.
 
Dexter Sinister
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

Recently a woman called me saying she was returning my call. I asked her who she was and when the alleged call was made? She said just in the past couple of minutes. I knew that wasn't correct because my wife and I had been sitting right near our phone in the past of couple of minutes and no one used it. She insisted it was from my phone as our number showed up on her call display. I know she didn't believe me. What could have caused that?

Caused your number to appear in her call display, or caused her not to believe you? For the latter, I'd say she doesn't understand what can be done and believes her call display must be correct. For the former, I'd guess the spoofing software just picked a number at random from the same exchange she's on and it happened to be yours.
 
JLM
#10
Quote: Originally Posted by Dexter Sinister;2149483[B

]Caused your number to appear in her call display[/B], ? For the latter, I'd say she doesn't understand what can be done and believes her call display must be correct. For the former, I'd guess the spoofing software just picked a number at random from the same exchange she's on and it happened to be yours.

Yep.
 

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