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Someone is spoofing my AT&T Wireless number. What can I do to stop this?

I recently fell for a Craigslist scam - the scammer was able to get a validation code texted to my cell phone, and had my phone number, and is now spoofing my number to make phone calls to similar phone numbers that share the same 6 digits.  As someone who constantly receives the spam calls, I detes

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 • Wireless Account

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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 sho

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Receiving a call from my own mobile # and my name as caller ID

I have received a call in my cellular phone showing my name in the caller ID and my own cellular # . As I answered in silence, I heard a recorded  "good bye" but they didn't hang.  Googleing  about this situation, I found about spoofing, suggesting to report to my telephone company.  Do you have any

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Why does technology only make it easier for the scammer?

How can we stop these calls (landline) ? Seems like the louder we praise and marvel at our own technology, hackers & scammers benefit all the more. VoIP makes an overseas call appear local, CID can be spoofed to show as a local call, if memory serves, I once got a call from my own number. How can yo

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 • AT&T Phone Features

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Why is U-verse Call Blocking limited to 20 numbers?

This has been a busy season for scam calls, spoofed calls, and telemarketers who ignore the Do Not Call list.  After switching to U-verse Voice from AT&T POTS I was pleased that Call Blocking is an included feature, but the limit of 20 numbers is unfortunate.  Just today we got three scam calls; the

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Texts messages, with my cell #, are showing up on a friends cell phone and I didnt send anything!

I received a call from my friend, who was exceptionally worried about me, late at night. She said she had received numerous sequential alarming texts from me! The first text "from me" said, "I need help", then another text showing the location of my home (correctly) on Google maps. The next text "fr

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Robo call relief (I hope so)

https://www-mercurynews-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.mercurynews.com/2018/10/15/robocalls-finally-big-phone-carriers-to-take-promising-step-to-reduce-consumer-scourge/amp/ The bad news; it won’t be up till next year.  When next year is question top on my mind.   The caller identification system is

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 • Account Features

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U-Voice Spoofing Scam

I have getting a lot of robocall scams asking for my credit card number over the years with ATT home phone. For the most part I ignored them, but they just keep on calling. They have been aggressively changing numbers and area code identical to mine. These “spoofing” scam artists even spoof my own h

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Why does AT&T allow phone number spoofing?

Shortly after completed talking to a business in Greenville, SC, I received a call from Greenville, SC but was a scam as started with notifying me my SSN had been suspended. I did not bother to listen to the rest of the recording.  How is it that Scammers were able to determine I had just completed

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My ATT wireless number has been stolen

What can ATT&T do to restore my phone number to me?The 314-308-**** exchange has been stolen and is being used to target 308 ATT costumers. They receive calls and my # shows up on their screen's Caller ID. THEN they call the number back so that MY phone rings all day long and people leave messages o

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Small business owners abusing their mechant lic

1.) What to do when yourself and others r questioning the digital world in our Senior Citizen community... Facts 2.)  My new neigbor affiliated with Verizon wireless communications in new york had AT&T tech working in their driveway.  Later that night my computer information was downloading to an un

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 • AT&T Internet Account

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Fraud call from my own number

I got a call about my service is temporarily blocked because they detected fraudulent use. Hmmm funny bc the call came from my own phone number.  It said to give billing zip code, so I put 00000 then it asked for my pin. I hung up. I want to know if AT&T is able to trace these calls and if not WHY?

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phone number spoofing

In the past few days I have been getting nasty voice mails from people I don't know who are claiming that they have been receiving several calls from my number and it looks my number has been spoofed. One guy even called me 18 times along with the voice mails. Its very frustrating to see that your n

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 • Data & Messaging Features, Internet Tethering

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AT&T SUPPORT LINE SPOOFED

Recently, oh I would say maybe a month ago my phone got spoofed by a very familiar number....AT&T suppport number. I dont know how or why because AT&T refuses to tell me after numerous complaints and it has been going on for over a month...and still going strong! If you get a call from their support

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