Getting a Call From Yourself or From 00000000? - Protect Your Call Experience
If you are getting a call from yourself or if you have received a call from 00000000, we highly recommend you not answer the call or share any personal information. This can also affect your family or friends who may say they received a call from you, but you didn't call them. This is known as caller ID spoofing which is a way a "caller deliberately falsifies the information transmitted to your caller ID display to disguise their identity" as defined by the FCC.
Fraudsters do this in an attempt to get your information and fraudulently access your account.
Below you will find apps you can download to help identify & report suspicious calls, tips to help protect yourself from deceptive calls, and some of the tactics fraudsters use. AT&T will never ask you to send us your personal or account information via email or text message.
Protect Your Call Experience
Download the AT&T Call Protect app. (for Android and iOS)
Download the AT&T Mobile Security App.
Phone scam tactics (things AT&T will not do and what you should ignore)
Phone scams can be difficult to detect, so pay special attention to calls that:
- Request that you verify personal data (such as your Social Security number).
- Request that you visit a website that appears to be affiliated with AT&T or another company.
- Use an automated voice instructing you to return their call.
- Instruct you to return their call at a different phone number than the one shown by Caller ID.
- Claim to be a computer technician with a technical support company requesting remote access to your computer.
- Claim you have won a sweepstakes, contest, or other item of value.
- Claim you owe a debt or fine and ask that you take care of it today.
- Request to verify a PIN code by phone without you having personally initiated an update to an account, service, or profile.
Protect yourself from deceptive callers
- Use caution when giving out or verifying personal or financial information over the phone. Initiate the call yourself and only call a phone number that you can verify as legitimate.
- Never use your myAT&T account information to sign in to any website other than the AT&T website listed on your statement.
- Register your phone number with DoNotCall.gov.
- Stay informed and know your rights by visiting the FCC Consumer Help Center.
Resources & things to know
Learn more about what AT&T is doing to stop these robocalls.
ChrisZ, AT&T Community Specialist
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