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Highly suspicious

Just got a highly suspicious phone call to my old cell phone from a number coming up as 0000000000. Claimed some account of mine was locked, though I didn’t catch what company it was claiming. Told me to press 1 to get to their security center. Since I cannot think of a single legitimate company I would have an account with that would still be connected to my old phone, and given my paranoia* about these things anyway, naturally I hung up.

Also, no legit place would be calling at 6 in the morning, AFAIK. Even most diurnals would be pissed being woken up at a time like that.

* = I once said “I don’t give credit card numbers out over the phone” to someone and they had to remind me that *I* had called *them*.

This was cross-posted from http://fayanora.dreamwidth.org/1232988.html
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kengr
Apr. 29th, 2014 04:40 pm (UTC)
The number coming up as all zeroes is pretty much a dead giveaway. Legit calls will either have a real number of "restricted" (or whatever your phone shows for a blocked caller ID).

Bogus numbers can only be put in by messing with the caller ID info (possible if you have your own PBX or certain types of special phone line). But there's no *legitimate* reason to put in a number like that. All legit reasons would be served just as well by blocking the caller ID (or by putting in the main switchboard number, which is the reason that sort of feature exists in the first place)

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