Incoming CID spoofed as my own

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1kenthomas
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Incoming CID spoofed as my own

Post by 1kenthomas » Tue Jul 13, 2010 8:25 am

Hello.

A caller just used incoming CID spoofing to call my number and avoid blocks.

1) I assume they can no longer listen to voicemail? This was an issue some time ago and I'd like to assure it's fixed!

2) Can I block my own # to avoid this?

3) The party (fraudster) seems known. Anyone know legal responses other than informing their state Attorneys' General Office?

Thanks!

1kenthomas
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Re: Incoming CID spoofed as my own

Post by 1kenthomas » Thu Jul 15, 2010 2:55 am

You can probably blacklist your own # without problems. See viewtopic.php?f=5&t=8196&start=0 for one recent discussion.

crs
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Re: Incoming CID spoofed as my own

Post by crs » Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:27 am

1kenthomas wrote: A caller just used incoming CID spoofing to call my number and avoid blocks.

1) I assume they can no longer listen to voicemail? This was an issue some time ago and I'd like to assure it's fixed!
it appears not to be fixed. I have my old landline number forwarded to my Ooma number, and when I call the landline number using Ooma I get a call-waiting beep, four rings and then I hear "You have no messages" from the voicemail system (because I have autoplay enabled).

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Re: Incoming CID spoofed as my own

Post by Groundhound » Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:26 pm

crs wrote:it appears not to be fixed. I have my old landline number forwarded to my Ooma number, and when I call the landline number using Ooma I get a call-waiting beep, four rings and then I hear "You have no messages" from the voicemail system (because I have autoplay enabled).
I don't know if the issue is fixed or not, but I don't think what you describe is a valid test. Ooma would correctly interpret that call as being from your home even though it is forwarded.

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