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Hacking?

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Hacking?

Hello,

I just got a call with my own phone number and name showing up on the caller ID. I thought that was strange, and answered it - it was a recorded telemarketing call. So is a telemarketing company now using my name and phone to call others?  Or are they doing this so I cannot block the call (I'd be blocking myself). I have heard the same telemarketing message before and blocked the number (I think it comes from Florida), but it seems that they have figured out a work-around. Never mind that I am registered on every do-not-call list available.

 

Thoughts?

 

Thank you.

New Poster

Re: Hacking?

You would have to call a Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and tell them that you are put on a "do not call" list but you are still recieving telemarketing calls in YOUR name and number. They will talk with the telemarketer and you probably won't recieve telemarketing calls anymore.

Bronze Problem Solver

Re: Hacking?

You can also file a complaint on the do not call .gov website.
New Poster

Re: Hacking?

The same thing has happened to us.  Concerned people contactacted us to let us know that our phone number was being used and with our name!!!