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Thu Apr 25, 2019, 02:21 PM

I guess I've seen it all now, at least a first for me.

I just received a phone call to our landline, spoofed with my name and landline phone number.

Damn, I wanted to pick it up and give "me" a stern word or two from myself. Almost 50 years ago we were able to get some folks to the moon and back - it just amazes me why the stop can't be put to these calls.

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Response to yonder (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 02:24 PM

1. Because the technology is cheap is why they'll never stop

Although it's hilarious they spoofed your own number!! You should get a lottery ticket, quickly. The chances of that are infinitesimally small.....

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Response to donkeypoofed (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 02:33 PM

2. Part of me was thinking "how do they do that"

another part was thinking "I could pick it up, but I might unknowingly insert myself into some sort of irreversible quantum fugue, never to return...."

My wife would sure be pissed off. I hope.

I'm off to the store for that lottery ticket.

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Response to yonder (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 03:11 PM

3. This ol geezer is unfamiliar with "spoofed." Does it mean your own number came up on your caller ID

or what?

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Response to dameatball (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 05:55 PM

6. Any number/name than the actual number of origin.

For the last year or so it seems like they've been zeroing in on our area code more and more often.

This is the first time our own landline number came up as the caller ID - while ringing our own landline. Quite the feat if it was actually possible.

And the whole thing sort of reminds me of that old song "I'm my own Grandpa".

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Response to yonder (Reply #6)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 08:39 PM

8. Lol, I remember that song. Thanks for clarifying. Hasn't happened to me....yet.

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Response to yonder (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 03:13 PM

4. do a search for NOMOROBO

rings once and goes off into the either.

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Response to nykym (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 06:00 PM

7. My wife had that app on her cell phone a while back with so/so results. How about you?

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Response to yonder (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 08:10 AM

10. Works well for me,

but there are certain numbers that do come through.
Mostly political surveys.
all in all I like it.

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Response to yonder (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 03:37 PM

5. My brother got a call from an angry husband wanting to know why he had been calling his wife.

The guy checked his wife's phone and found my brother's name and number.

My brother is in his 70's and has no knowledge of these people.

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Response to yonder (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 09:50 PM

9. Mmmmm yeah...I've "called" myself from my own phone too.

When you see it on the Caller ID, it does take a second or two to realize that's just not possible!

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Response to yonder (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2019, 06:58 AM

11. Me too.

I received a call from my own number. I also received one from the Social Security Administration. I knew it wasn't a true call but I was intrigued so I called a different SS number and spoke with a real SS advocate and she said the number was cloned. Just crazy that we can't stop this.

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Response to yonder (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2019, 07:13 AM

12. I got 4 or 5 of those, over the span of a week.

Haven't had any since.

I did answer one, it was a scam "Microsoft" call, a guy who had a really thick Indian accent.

Said my computer had a virus and would quit working in a couple days at most.

That was months ago.

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Response to yonder (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2019, 07:18 AM

13. sometimes i leave the phone off the hook after ive answered them..ties up their line too

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Response to samnsara (Reply #13)

Sat Apr 27, 2019, 11:56 AM

14. Oooohhh! yes and yes. Great idea - I like that thinking.

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