Someone’s been spoofing my number

Just got a nasty voicemail from some woman claiming that I’ve called her repeatedly despite her asking to be placed on the do-not-call list, and that she is reporting my number to the State police.


For those who don’t know, this is called phone spoofing; telemarketers spoof their caller ID to make it look like you’re receiving a call from a local number (aka, the first 6 digits are usually identical to yours). People are more likely to answer if they think it’s a neighbor calling.


In his case, Mrs Angry saw my number, which is a similar CT number to hers. I’m bored at work, so I kinda hope the police do call me!

Red cars for your time.

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