Receiving Calls from People Saying I called Them
There is a common scamming practice known as number spoofing where one’s phone number can be used to call other people and attempt to get personal and private information. This is illegal and almost impossible to stop, as this practice allows scammers to personally choose the number that will be shown on the recipient’s caller ID. We recommend not sharing your information if you are unsure of the caller's identity.
If you suspect that you are a victim of this scam, there are several things you can do:
AT&T Call Protect Service - There's an app for that
- AT&T Call Protect App and security apps. The app is able to automatically detect some Spam calls and gives you the ability to block them.
- AT&T ActiveArmor Security. Additional security at no extra cost.
Change Your Number
As a last resort, we do have the option to change your phone number which may act as a deterrent but is not a guaranteed solution.
We also recommend that you read over our recommended security guidelines to ensure your account is safe from any sort of possible fraudulent activity.
Is my Account Affected?
Your account or usage is in no way affected by number spoofing.
David, AT&T Community Specialist
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