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    Calls from incomplete numbers?

    I've been getting calls and sometimes even text messages from random incomplete numbers. Just yesterday I got a call from 243-21. Last week from 1, then the week before from 100-000-000. The call from 1 also come with a text message as soon as it hit VM. The text message said #1. CB 1. Very annoying since I don't have a text plan.

    What are these calls? I have picked them up and there is nobody there.

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    Spam calls with fake caller ID.

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    I had a related problem with texting spam which came from email. Verizon has some blocking mechanisms which you can enter on MyVerizon so that fixed my problem. Since you also have a voice problem, yours looks more complicated. I'd call Verizon and ask for help; and don't give out your number where you can avoid it. I particularly worry about giving my tel # to free ringtone sites, etc so I use a junk email account instead.

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    Go to

    http://www.vtext.com

    to block the domain for the texts and

    https://www.donotcall.gov

    for the phone numbers if Verizon can't/won't help
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    Mark, would that work for those weird tel numbers? Also, I had the do-not-call tel # but can't find it now if anybody has it; but I don't know if would work with these weird numbers.

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    It won't unfortunately. With the right class of service from a land line carrier and commercial equipment, you can put whatever you want on a caller id.

    The same setup that allows a business with hundreds of employees call out with the same caller id info, allows spamers to make these calls.

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    So does that make it impossible to block, even through Verizon? That's scary. A very good reason not to give anyone your number, especially websites. Of course, it might just be war-dialing, but I haven't had any problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vatothe0 View Post
    It won't unfortunately. With the right class of service from a land line carrier and commercial equipment, you can put whatever you want on a caller id.

    The same setup that allows a business with hundreds of employees call out with the same caller id info, allows spamers to make these calls.
    Some phone companies enforce the rule that the caller ID sent with outbound calls has to be one of numbers assigned to the business's phone equipment. Other's don't. Obviously, phone spammers will chose one that doesn't.

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