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    So I received a call from my own number....how?

    Today I received a call from my own number, like lets say my number is 856-555-6666, I received a call from that number. I answered and it was some credit debt solicitation recording. How is it possible to spoof your number?

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    I know there is (was, at least several months ago) a place on the web where you could do that. I tried it for one call as a test and it worked.
    I assume this can be automated.
    It's probably illegal.

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    Just google "caller id spoof" and you will see that it is easily done.
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    If you have an Asterisk server and the correct IAX provider, you can do it all day long for ~$0.02 per minute.

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    Wow, these telemarketers are seriously getting desperate.

    I would suggest you put your number on the National Do Not Call list so that if those freaks call again you can report them and they get serious fines and depending on how many others they are doing this to, they can get shut down and even jail time for breaking the law on a large scale.
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    Quote Originally Posted by unplugged
    Just google "caller id spoof" and you will see that it is easily done.
    Wow, talk about the potential for causing some big problems for people. 'Honey, why does my best friend keep calling your cell phone...'

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    In the last couple of weeks I have also received three calls from my own number. They actually show up on the online billing record. I have either missed or ignored the calls or when I answered there was no one on the line.
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    caller id spoof is relatively easy and legal assuming you dont abuse it.

    For example, i spoof my number from one of my phones when i dont want to call people from an unfamiliar number
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