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originally posted by: kosmicjack
This spoofing BS is so disconcerting when it first happens ...then it's infuriating. Now I just press zero then pick up the phone so as to confuse the computer on the other end with noise.
After researching a bit, I was so pissed to read that the FCC/FTC can't or won't do anything about it. Sadly, I think that's part of an overall scam too...I'm sure when a solution is found, it will cost consumers a fortune.
originally posted by: violet
My number is very similar to another's in my city. I keep getting calls for them. Apparently they also receive my calls by mistake and had the nerve to bitch about it. Hey I get yours too asshole! One time I was feeling mischievous & said no, he doesn't live here anymore, I kicked Him out. Wonder what they thought of that
You can google the clues and it will show up since his number is listed. If you are that curious.
originally posted by: douglas5
Get a whistle if it is a telemarketer and blow as hard as you can
Or tell them to hold while you go get them then go get a brew for 30 minutes
originally posted by: AdmireTheDistance
Believe it or not, caller ID spoofing is remarkably simple with a little technical know-how. I won't get into details, as it can be incredibly illegal, depending on where you are, but I can call or text anybody from literally any number I'd like, whenever and as often as I'd like, and the whole system took me about an hour to set up. The pranking possibilities are hilarious and endless, but so is the potential for abuse, with a little bit of social engineering.
originally posted by: TheSpanishArcher
I recently got a call from 867-5309. If you don't know the relevance of that number then look it up.
I didn't have the heart to answer it. I figured nothing good could come from it.