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Strange phone call
fanofedgar
Member

I received a voice mail from someone who I do not know who called me by name saying I called her.  I do not know her.  Have never called the number.  What spooked me was she knew my name.  I am not returning her call.  She said she didn't know why I called her.  She said she doesn't know me.  Has this happened before?

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Re: Strange phone call
Ann154
Expert
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Your number was most likely to have been spoofed. As for how they knew your name, it might be possible that your name is available in the public information about your phone number in some shape or form. 

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.

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Re: Strange phone call
fanofedgar
Member

I was kind of afraid of that but I don't know how to make my number private.

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Re: Strange phone call
vzw_customer_support
Customer Support

This sounds like a case of caller ID Spoofing. It is a common issue. Please let us know if this issue continues. 

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vzw_customer_support
Customer Support

Hi Fanofedgar,

 

 

Caller ID spoofing is the process of changing the Caller ID to any number other than the actual calling number. Caller ID spoofing happens when a caller knowingly falsifies the info transmitted to disguise the number they're calling from. Click here for more information on Called ID Spoofing https://www.verizon.com/support/knowledge-base-218765/#:~:text=Caller%20ID%20spoofing%20is%20the,num...

Does this help? 

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