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originally posted by: TobyFlenderson
a reply to: Tardacus
There's scam companies that can basically put any name and number up on the caller ID. I get a call at least once a month on my office phone where the caller ID shows that I'm the one calling myself.
originally posted by: lightedhype
a reply to: rickymouse
Just wanted to say you are spot on about the scam and spoofing thing. Ive been getting scam calls like made these past few months and itll always be a local area code number. Even better, they seem to really like to match the first 7 digits including the area code to my number exactly when they spoof.
Which is really crafty because of how typically a family will all have the same first 6 digits in all of their cell numbers depending on if they got phones together at once or not. Theyve almost gotten me with that spoof a few times.
Whats funny is, my number is 8 years old and said area code is no longer local. They also have figured that out somehow and will spoof my new area code in random numbers as well. Super annoying.
Oh and has anyone tried buying a used motorcycle on craigslist lately? I # you not minimum 8 of 10 ads will be scammers trying to get you to send them the money through Amazon and they will deliver the bike. The bike you arent even allowed to check out first rofl. At least in my area this is the case. What a joke. I know like anyone does to be careful of scams on such sites but c'mon it never used to be this rampant.