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Old 11-25-2015, 03:29 PM
 
Location: USA
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I'm wondering how can someone do that? When I answer, they hang up. Caller ID shows my first initial and last name and my phone number.
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Old 11-25-2015, 03:53 PM
 
Location: McAllen, Tx.
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It happened to me last year:

Why is my own phone number calling me? - CBS News

Why is My Number Calling Me? A Crazy New Scam.
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Old 11-25-2015, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Wandering.
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The first initial and last name is probably how you have your own contact stored in your phone.

Spoofing a caller ID is super easy. My business phone system will allow me to set any outgoing phone number and name that I want, so it wouldn't be hard at all to make outgoing calls look like they are coming from the number being dialed.
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Old 11-25-2015, 04:34 PM
 
Location: USA
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The first initial and last name is probably how you have your own contact stored in your phone.

Spoofing a caller ID is super easy. My business phone system will allow me to set any outgoing phone number and name that I want, so it wouldn't be hard at all to make outgoing calls look like they are coming from the number being dialed.
thanks
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Old 11-25-2015, 04:36 PM
 
Location: USA
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Thanks for the links.
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Old 11-25-2015, 04:43 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Or, it could be this:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_U5dU3af9yM
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Old 11-25-2015, 04:56 PM
 
Location: I am right here.
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Happens to me too. Spoofing. Today I was in my car when my bluetooth showed my phone supposedly called myself in the car. I rejected the call, and I was not insulted by the rejection.
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