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Receiving Calls from People Saying I called Them

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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 to the callers identity. 

 

If you suspect that you are a victim to this scam, there are several things you can do:

 

AT&T Call Protect Service - There's an app for thar 

AT&T Call Protect App . The app is able to automatically detect some Spam calls, and gives you the ability to block them. 

AT&T Call Protect Plus - a premium service which includes all the features of AT&T Call Protect service plus advanced call blocking and device protection features. *Android Only

 

 

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.

 

Stay Informed 

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

AT&T Customer Care

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Re: Receiving Calls from People Saying I called Them

Learn more about the security options available on your phone.

 

David, AT&T Community Specialist

AT&T Customer Care

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For additional support, please visit us at our AT&T services hub.
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Re: Receiving Calls from People Saying I called Them

The greatest offender renting phone numbers is Bandwidth.com, based in North Carolina.

 

Here's their sales pitch ----  https://www.bandwidth.com/phone-numbers/

 

Detailed demonstration of how sleazy telemarketers can bypass the Do Not Call list --  https://go.bandwidth.com/webinar-automate-ordering-and-porting.html

 

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