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No I did not call you from this number

Rid123
Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Hello Community,

Has anyone ever received a phone call from an anonymous person, arguing with you about calling their phone number, but you have no history of calling this person's number

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Quigley
Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

Sounds like your phone number was spoofed! Someone probably used your phone number to disguise another phone number. 

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Quigley
Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

Sounds like your phone number was spoofed! Someone probably used your phone number to disguise another phone number. 

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hTideGnow
Mayor / Maire

this is about those Spam/telemarketing calls.

 

Spammers these days are so smart, they call you with a fake phone number, same first 3 number of your phone number to make it real.  For example, if you number is 605-888-1234, the fake number would be something like 605-888-9876 to make it real and make you pickup the phone.

 

my rule of thumb is, if i see phone number in that pattern and i don't know the number, I don't pickup

Also, there is no way to avoid your number being spoofed, it's not your fault or anything.

 

They just randomly generated the number.   So, no worry if you did anything wrong or if anything got compromised.

 

you have some bad luck your number is used as spoof.    its all random chosen.

Korth
Mayor / Maire

@Rid123 

 

Maybe it's a spammer tactic to identify active phone numbers and conversationally collect private/personal information attached to them.

 

Maybe it's an argumentative idiot who can't remember how to dial his own number correctly.

 

Maybe some wires just got crossed, somehow.

 

I suggest changing your login passwords for PM Self-Serve, for PM Community, and for the email account linked to it. Just in case you're being targeted for some kind of SIM scam or porting scam or whatever.

Nezgar
Mayor / Maire

@Rid123 wrote:

Hello Community,

Has anyone ever received a phone call from an anonymous person, arguing with you about calling their phone number, but you have no history of calling this person's number


Many people don't believe that caller ID can be faked.... Well, it's really easy with most business VoIP providers - I've done it for fun myself. What number (and name!) is presented for your outgoing calls has nothing to do with the number you use to receive calls.

 

Just like email spam can be spoofed to "look" like it came from a different address....

 

So yes... Your number could very likely have been randomly chosen by a spammer to call the individual that is complaining...

softech
Mayor / Maire

@Rid123  I doubt it is useful.  But if you prefer to do something to "fight back" : 

 

 

If you receive a telemarketing call with a spoofed caller ID or a call you feel is fraudulent, you can report it to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre by calling 1-888-495-8501 or by visiting the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre website.

Forwarding those calls to Lenny is much less time consuming for you, and much more time consuming for the scammer/telemarketer!

 

https://productioncommunity.publicmobile.ca/t5/Using-Your-Service/Lenny-the-Telemarketers-worst-nigh...

@Nezgar 😂😂😂

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