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Recent calls from my own number
sweet357
Newbie

In last two months I have received two calls  and my caller id shows my name and number as being the caller.  Anyone have an idea why this happened?

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Re: Recent calls from my own number
topdog
Specialist

Do not answer such calls. It is a scammer looking for your private information.  Never answer phone calls unless you recognize the caller.

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Re: Recent calls from my own number
bobbo527
Specialist

It's scammers spoofing your number, it's not Verizons fault. Never answer one of those calls and of course never ever give out any personal information unless you initiated the call.

http://www.bbb.org/blog/2014/06/why-is-my-number-calling-me-a-crazy-new-scam/

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Re: Recent calls from my own number
manhattanNYC1
Contributor

no matter who is calling you, you must answer the phone , if you do not answer the call, may be your family member has a problem or accident, somebody, police or doctor from hospital, may be make the call for him,and need help ,  you will be sorry if you do not answer the call.

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Re: Recent calls from my own number
tns2
Super User
Super User

@manhattanNYC wrote:

no matter who is calling you, you must answer the phone , if you do not answer the call, may be your family member has a problem or accident, somebody, police or doctor from hospital, may be make the call for him,and need help ,  you will be sorry if you do not answer the call.


If your that worried get a phone with Answering machine and listen in on the call.  Have it answer quickly

Unless I am expecting a call, and only then if I recognize the callerid, answer my phone before hearing the call and fully identifying the caller.

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Re: Recent calls from my own number
bobbo527
Specialist

@manhattanNYC wrote:

no matter who is calling you, you must answer the phone , if you do not answer the call, may be your family member has a problem or accident, somebody, police or doctor from hospital, may be make the call for him,and need help ,  you will be sorry if you do not answer the call.


Sorry but that is nonsense, if I do not recognize the name and/or number I NEVER answer the phone and I'm sure as hell not dumb enough to answer a call that says it is coming from my own number (or myself). If it is a real call (and 99.9% of the time it is NOT) then they'll leave a message and I'd call them back immediately.

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Re: Recent calls from my own number
manhattanNYC1
Contributor

for example, while your kids in the school or go to trip with the teacher,  it is too late to wait the mess. and retutn the calls, so I think all the parents will answer the call no metter who is calling.

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Re: Recent calls from my own number
tns2
Super User
Super User

@manhattanNYC wrote:

for example, while your kids in the school or go to trip with the teacher,  it is too late to wait the mess. and retutn the calls, so I think all the parents will answer the call no metter who is calling.


Nope.  You just tell your kids to identify themselves first thing on the call from another phone.  If using your own answering machine you will hear their voice and then answer.  Pretty much anyone else who needs to reach you will always identify themselves and start to leave a message, and you again can pick it up if you feel the need.

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Re: Recent calls from my own number
VerizonHeadache1

Hi,



I also had this experience, along with many calls from spammers.


I contacted the Verizon Unlawful Call Department.  The gentleman and I had a very long conversation.


The gentleman in this department offered two "solutions," though not permanent fixes for the issues.


One, is to collect the information about the caller and the calls (date, time, number which appears on caller ID, etc.) and report them on the Do Not Call site.  This is a time consuming option as each call has to be individually entered on teh Do Not Call site.  But, there is power in numbers.  Hopefully the Feds will see this is a huge problem and they will put more people and finances into solving this issue (especially since people are being bilked out of billions of dollars).


Second, is to install a program called NoMoRobo.  This is NOT a Verizon product, or even a Verizon endorsed product.  But the gentleman with whom I spoke has had many reports of it working for others.


I have been maintaining a database of these calls and there are two primary groups calling, yet they use over a dozen different identities and phone numbers.

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