caller ID giving my name and phone # on TV

Scholar

caller ID giving my name and phone # on TV

When phone rang looked at TV - it was my name and phone # - for the heck of it picked

up phone and it was one of those "ROBO" calls - anyone else get this - so far this is the

only one!!!!

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ACE - Master

Re: caller ID giving my name and phone # on TV

It's a feature of your Uverse.  You can dial calls from the myAT&T Account site, and also from your TV via the list of numbers that called you. 

 

Here is a description of how it works: http://www.att.com/esupport/article.jsp?sid=KB401002&cv=803

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Scholar

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Thanks for the reply - but I did not call from phone or internet - I watching TV and the phone rang and it displayed my name and phone # and when answered it was a "ROBO" call as I mentioned -

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ACE - Master

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What did the robo say?  If it was your name and number the feature I listed above is all it could be.  When you use the feature it is a robo that calls you.

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Scholar

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The call was from ADT selling home security systems - as I mentioned I was not on the phone and have never used the internet system to call anyone - This very strange!!!!
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ACE - Expert

Re: caller ID giving my name and phone # on TV

My initial reaction to your OP was that it is a new way to get our attention.

We know they can manipulate the caller ID & they know who they are calling. Put the two together & they get you curious. At least for one call.
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Scholar

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You are probably correct - and not had another call like that!!!!
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I ran across this in todays Hartford Courant - "Today I came across a new twist on the robocall from 'Rachel at Cardholder Services' scam that I thought you might find interesting. They usually spoof the Caller ID to make it harder to report them, but today I received a call where they spoofed the Caller ID to my own phone number — the phone number of their target. I hung up as soon as I heard 'Rachel's' recorded voice, but I thought it might be worth mentioning to your readers."
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