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something weird

  Yesterday I recieved a phone call- The caller ID displayed my home phone number

I was not even on the phone

So how does my home number be displayed as if I am calling in---when none was using the line

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Re: something weird

It's possible for a phone number to be "spoofed," which means scammers can use a program to decide what number appears on your caller ID. They figure people will be interested/intrigued and pick up a call from their own number, or a similar one. That's probably what happened in your case - just a case of spoofing.
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Re: something weird

whatsup4me wrote: ... The caller ID displayed my home phone number ...

For more information on this version of caller ID spoofing, see any of the many article links at https://www.google.com/search?q=caller+id+my+own+number, for example, https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/getting-calls-your-own-number.

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