Caller ID

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kdmc69
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Caller ID

Post by kdmc69 » Wed Nov 19, 2008 9:21 am

For at least the third time, I have had my phone ring and the caller ID indicates that I am calling myself. (It is my own number showing up on the display) When I answer it, I find that it is some kind of solicitation.
My question: is this something on my end or have the solicitors out there figured out how to confuse those of us that don't want their calls?
Has anyone else experienced this?

Thanks.
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Re: Caller ID

Post by Dennis P » Thu Nov 20, 2008 12:03 am

Disturbing. Caller-ID can easily be spoofed, unfortunately. It looks like that's how the call came into us. Could be something that we could check for and reject in the future.

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Re: Caller ID

Post by kdmc69 » Thu Nov 20, 2008 5:41 am

Thanks, Dennis. Just while I was reading your reply, another call came in the same way. I guess I'll have to stop answering the phone when I see my number on the caller ID.
Ooma Customer Since: August 2008
Ooma Equipment: 2 Telos + 2 HD2 Handsets
Ooma Service: Premier
Amped AC 1750 Router
TWC ->Router -> Telo1
TWC ->Router -> Telo2

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