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ROSinclair

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Fri, Oct 15, 2010 4:24 PM

Call from 0000000000 - This is VERY Strange

This Morning I received a call on my iPhone 4. The caller id number was listed was 0000000000. When I answered there was a click sound ( the same sound the iPhone's  camera shutter simulation makes).  I hung up and tried calling the number back , but it was non-working number.  I know how strange this sounds, but I was wondering if anyone else has ever experienced this.  Could this be the work of a rouge App?

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3 years ago

Hello Community,

 

Although this is an older thread, we still have a lot of daily traffic to this post. The issue above sounds like a spoofing issue. It is hard to stop but we have an app that can help protect you against this annoyance.  It is our AT&T Call Protect app.  You can also find out more via our thread on getting calls from strange numbers, including yourself.

 

Here’s what AT&T Call Protect can do:

  • Block calls in the network from likely scammers.

  • Block numbers you specify.

  • Alert you if a call is suspected spam (in HD Voice coverage areas).

  • Your family can manage their own calls using the AT&T Call Protect mobile app.

 

Please take a look at our forum thread that goes over the feature in detail, and see how it can be a huge help!   You can also visit our eSupport site with details as well.

 

To the AT&T Call Protect Customers:

 

If you have enabled the AT&T Call Protect Service and receive calls from 000-000-0000 or 111-111-1111 this is what those calls mean:

 

  • “Suspected Spam” 000-000-0000.  This is a spoofing issue.  Please read more about spoofed calls at the following location: spoofed call

  • “Suspected Spam” 111-111-1111.  This is a suspected spammer that is calling you with a privacy indicator such as *67 to cover their true number.

  • “Potential Fraud” 111-111-1111.  This is a potential fraudster that is calling you with a privacy indicator such as *67 to cover their true number.

 

Tim, AT&T Community Specialist

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wingrider01

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6 years ago


@Maxijamz wrote:
I'm NOT an AT&T subscriber and I've had this call about five times in the past week in my cell, and on my landline showing up as (0). This is, truly odd. Hopefully someone will figure it out. When I answer it seems like the line disconnects immediately. I'm wondering if It would do any good to report it to my carrier? Thoughts?

it is very easy to spoof the number displayed, it is a trick used by collection agencies, spam sellers and other organizations that do not want to disclose the trackable number to prevent a report by a end user that has their home or cell number on a do not call list. The only end users that can see the true calling number at any time are first reponders such as 911. Sorry but reporting it is pretty much a dead end.

 

 

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davidbk

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371 Messages

5 years ago

All, while this was written for U-verse Voice customers, Caller ID Spoofing includes information that may help wireless customers protect themselves from phone scams, as well. Hope this helps.

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johninsj

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10 years ago

Nope. But it could have been a call from a skype user - caller id for skype to landline/cell lines is all 0s if the skype user has skypeout but not skypein.

 

Also would explain why you could not return the call as there is no phone number to call back.

 

 

wingrider01

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12.2K Messages

10 years ago


@johninsj wrote:

Nope. But it could have been a call from a skype user - caller id for skype to landline/cell lines is all 0s if the skype user has skypeout but not skypein.

 

Also would explain why you could not return the call as there is no phone number to call back.

 

 


ANI - aka caller id, especially in a VOIP phone can pretty much be set to display anything

BrianfromNO

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4K Messages

10 years ago

When I worked on a project at a Dept. of Homeland Security agency, the land line phones would ring as (000) 000-0000 on caller ID.  

wingrider01

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10 years ago


@BrianfromNO wrote:

When I worked on a project at a Dept. of Homeland Security agency, the land line phones would ring as (000) 000-0000 on caller ID.  


Law enforcment and other business in the same line send a masked ANI to retail level phones, 911 style systems will reveal the complete number if the system is coded for it

dmh101772

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63 Messages

10 years ago

i get them sometimes too....i just send it to voicemail

morph2-7

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111 Messages

10 years ago

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7 years ago

I get calls from 000-000-0000 4-9 times a day. I started to answer recently and it has every time been collection agencies. They ask for me but for bills I know nothing about and don't exist at all. I have learned that for a collection agency to spoof the ID is highly illegal. I turned them in to my states attorney generals office and the FCC. Stop for a while after this then started again today, now stating they are from local businesses as before they would state businesses from states and city I never heard of or companies for that matter. I will be reporting them again I have also started recording the conversations so I can hand them over to the state attorney generals.
jwmorgan2

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2 Messages

7 years ago

Have had 2 this morning on my MOTO X. Answered the second one.. Silence..no one there.
GeekBoy

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7 years ago


@jwmorgan2 wrote:
Have had 2 this morning on my MOTO X. Answered the second one.. Silence..no one there.

With the government shutdown, and no one officially at the office to handle the DNC and other phone violations, I have seen a rise in the number of "spam" and "ilegal" calls I'm getting lately.  I almost never answer my phone if I don't recognize the callerID, and when it is obviously spoofed so bad like that I never do anser.  The ones that get me are the companies who spoof callerID so that it comes in looking like an international call from the US (011##########).


Jerry B.
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screechmom

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6 years ago

This is the same man, I can tell by his accent, of Indian decent, that has been calling me with different  non existing phone numbers for months. I tell him, either john, peter, jack or who ever he decides to be that day, to stop calling me.

He says it is in regards to Medical Compensation..non of the medical issues he is supposedly trying to get money for me have I had.

He will not stop calling. I have spoken to the police department, but they cannot trace the numbers as they are non existing numbers.

How can someone call on a non existing number?

hydrogen3

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181 Messages

6 years ago

The "camera shutter sound" is "them" audio taping your responses.. say nothing and hang up.

kdfederer

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6 years ago

It is called caller ID spoofing. Somehow they can trick the phone system into believing that the phone call is coming from a different number than the number they are calling from so that it cannot be traced.
I once got a call and the caller ID was my home number. I was really upset about that but there was nothing that I could do about it.
It is all a matter of how some unscrupulous people use technology.
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