Unauthorized used of my mobile phone number

GerryBoyer
Grasshopper

I received a call this afternoon from someone who indicated that my mobile number is being used by someone (not me) soliciting furnace vent cleaning. How can I stop this? Who do I report it to?

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Not sure there is a lot that can be done, someone has spo...

rstra
Grand Master

Not sure there is a lot that can be done, someone has spoofed your phone number on the call display.

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-- did that Other Person identify the name of that compan...

mdk
Grand Master

@GerryBoyer -- did that Other Person identify the name of that company, so that you can contact that company? That company might have a misconfigured telephone, that they can remediate,  Also, the company should be told that a scammer is spoofing their company's name.

There is no way to stop the abuse of your telephone-number. Can you change your voice-mail greeting, to indicate that the caller has been a victim of unethical conduct?

When you get calls, check the number. Any number that you don't recognize can be non-answered -- to go to your voice-mail greeting. Maybe, end the recorded greeting with an ask that the caller call again, if it is a legitimate call from a friend of yours.

 

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