Just had a call from unknown number 02400592x

king1, Mar 23, 4:34pm
on my mobile - silence on the other end when answered

best I can tell from here. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telephone_numbers_in_New_Zealand

this number shouldn't exist - closest is scott base, or Dunedin in the old number format from 30 years ago

Anyone else had

black-heart, Mar 23, 4:56pm


king1, Mar 23, 5:02pm
that would explain the how, the why will have to remain a mystery I guess.

suicidemonkey, Mar 23, 5:47pm
It's not hard to make your phone number show up on caller ID as pretty much anything

morticia, Mar 23, 6:48pm
Do tell.

suicidemonkey, Mar 23, 8:04pm
The link above is a good start.

nice_lady, Mar 23, 8:05pm
Yeah not that I'd be in the slightest bit interested in doing that but I've seen this trotted out before. And I'd say if it was 'trivial' then lots more people -
perhaps not just scammers - would do it.

suicidemonkey, Mar 23, 9:12pm
It is very easy, e.g. www.spoofcard.com has been around for a long time.

king1, Mar 23, 9:26pm
if i'm not mistaking Morticia was more so asking how you know it is so easy rather than questioning whether it was.

suicidemonkey, Jan 5, 2:14am
Right. I know cos pranking friends is fun :)

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