Have you ever received a phone call like this?

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Have you ever received a phone call like this?

Post by OnlyHuman on Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:04 pm
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I just got a call, and the caller ID read:

Unknown Name
000-000-0000


Of course, this prompted me to do some research, and I found this: link

Obviously it's a spoofed number, and I just happened to be one of the people that was dialed, but that begs the question of why? I brought this here, because I'm sure this community can provide some more concrete answers than some of the CIA conspiracies I read on the above link. Thanks in advance for any input.
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Re: Have you ever received a phone call like this?

Post by Draymire on Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:18 pm
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For me that number is normally "The Captain speaking" and they try and give you a "free" trip somewhere. The call usually starts with a horn blast like from a ship.
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Re: Have you ever received a phone call like this?

Post by OnlyHuman on Wed Sep 15, 2010 11:55 pm
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LOL! I got "The Captain" one a long, long, time ago. It was from a different number I believe. On this one however, I was one of the lucky recipients of total silence. Still, the telemarketing thing does make sense. Though, the tea party comments on that site made me wonder.
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Post by ryudoblaze on Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:18 pm
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I believe this was called from an internet phone magic jack or something along those lines, at least I think thats what it is...
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Re: Have you ever received a phone call like this?

Post by insomaniacal on Sat Jan 08, 2011 8:14 am
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ryudoblaze wrote:I believe this was called from an internet phone magic jack or something along those lines, at least I think thats what it is...

Nah, I'm pretty sure those would put something as the caller ID.

I've received stuff like that before, the captain one was sorta amusing,made up for the fact that it was a probably a scam.
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Re: Have you ever received a phone call like this?

Post by fashizzlepop on Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:24 am
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ryudoblaze wrote:I believe this was called from an internet phone magic jack or something along those lines, at least I think thats what it is...

Magic jacks actually have unique numbers and Caller IDs.

That is unless someone hacked the firmware and altered it somehow, not to mention get it through the rest of the system without getting caught.
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Re: Have you ever received a phone call like this?

Post by rajival on Sun Aug 14, 2011 3:35 am
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It appears to me as one of the thousands of telemarketers. Just try checking on your call logs online though.
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