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000-000-0000

Post by whn » Tue Mar 17, 2009 2:16 pm

Got a call from 000-000-0000

is this Ooma doing this?

Found it rather weird

Caller ID was: 0000000000
Phone #: 000-000-0000


Thanks.

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Re: 000-000-0000

Post by southsound » Tue Mar 17, 2009 2:22 pm

Most likely a telemarketer spoofing their CID. I've gotten calls from all levels at ooma and they always show up with either the toll free area code (800 or 888) or the local 650 followed by their real number.
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Re: 000-000-0000

Post by whn » Wed Mar 18, 2009 1:58 am

Yea, I hope OOMA allows us to block calls from 000-000-0000

it wont let you right now.


please allow it.

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Re: 000-000-0000

Post by Bobby B » Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:09 am

We should allow this number to be blocked because of spoofed caller-IDs

An internal bug (4672) has been filed to get this one fixed.
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Re: 000-000-0000

Post by azism » Wed Mar 18, 2009 12:16 pm

Just wondering if there is a way to complain to the FCC about these types of calls in hopes it can be made illegal.
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Re: 000-000-0000

Post by murphy » Wed Mar 18, 2009 12:56 pm

azism wrote:Just wondering if there is a way to complain to the FCC about these types of calls in hopes it can be made illegal.
It's already illegal. The problem is in finding out who made the call so they can be reported. The only way to do that is to answer the call and get their data.
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Re: 000-000-0000

Post by whn » Wed Mar 18, 2009 3:45 pm

Bobby B

Thanks for the update on this

great service.

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Re: 000-000-0000

Post by azism » Wed Mar 18, 2009 8:17 pm

I know the main problem I've had is they don't stay on the line long enough to get any information. However, that doesn't mean I am ready to give up on nabbing a couple of them.
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Re: 000-000-0000

Post by busy1 » Sat Mar 21, 2009 9:36 am

I've received many calls from "646" and they never leave a message so I don't
know who is calling or where the call originates. I tried to answer once and
no one was on the line. I tried to block the number without success and reported the situation to ooma. At this time, there is no way to block numbers of only three digits.

Have any other ooma customers received similar calls? What is the point of these calls?

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Re: 000-000-0000

Post by southsound » Sat Mar 21, 2009 9:55 am

Many years ago when the movie War Games was first out in the theaters, there was a War Games Dialer program available on the bbs's. When run on your computer, it made automated calls to a block of numbers looking for a modem to answer. If it found one, it would log the number in a text file. If there was no modem tone, it would hang up and go to the next number in the block. It was a way for us to discover remote access or other numbers. Then, depending on a person's motives, a person could "hack" the answering system. I remember one day calling a hidden number that put the fear into me when I realized it was a phone company system and they had trapped my number.

I would guess that a current variation of the concept is to identify fax machine numbers for the junk fax spam that many of us get. I've had these calls on my landline for years - but using the telco's "security screen" all but stops them. I wonder if these dropped calls are from a fax bot of some sort?
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