Has anyone else gotten a call from 0?

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mrehal
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Has anyone else gotten a call from 0?

Post by mrehal » Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:59 pm

Got a call from 0 about an hour ago, telling me my MasterCard was locked and account frozen.
The automated message then told me to enter my credit card number. Obviously, I knew better.
I went online to my non frozen account and called my CC company and confirmed that there were no issues with my card.
Just wanted to make others aware and see if anyone else has gotten a call like this.

Mike

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Re: Has anyone else gotten a call from 0?

Post by jebmke » Mon Feb 22, 2016 5:05 pm

I get calls from 0 but never answer. I also get calls from myself at my number.
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Re: Has anyone else gotten a call from 0?

Post by Phineas J. Whoopee » Mon Feb 22, 2016 5:16 pm

Among the many wonders of Voice Over Internet Protocol, VOIP, is it has become trivially easy to spoof any originating phone number.

And yes, there was a time when I did, occasionally, get a call from 0, the operator. Usually it was to ask if I'd accept reversing the charges.

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Re: Has anyone else gotten a call from 0?

Post by Toons » Mon Feb 22, 2016 5:24 pm

Not as of yet but thanks for making me aware :happy
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Re: Has anyone else gotten a call from 0?

Post by livesoft » Mon Feb 22, 2016 5:36 pm

I'm laughing because we don't have caller ID and don't care who we get calls from because we are not going to answer anyways. And if they leave a voice message, we delete it before listening to it. That takes care of all of the phone problems. Try it. It works.
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Re: Has anyone else gotten a call from 0?

Post by Alex Frakt » Mon Feb 22, 2016 5:53 pm

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