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Fake calls from Comcast?

There are a number of postings on the forum about repeated calls from 800-266-2278, with Comcast clearly listed in the Caller ID.  Comcast representatives' answers have always been to have "your number placed on the Do Not Call" list.  However, I do not believe these are really coming from Comcast.  In my experience, about half the time there is no person on the other end.  Other times, the person can barely speak English or the connection is so poor the person's voice is barely audible.  I believe these are computer generated calls that send out a false Caller ID, a scam known as Caller ID Spoofing. 

My question is:  can Comcast do anything to prevent this spoofing?

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Re: Fake calls from Comcast?

Caller ID spoofing is a big problem for just about everyone. Fixes are in the works.

 

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/03/att-and-comcast-claim-anti-robocalling-milest...

 

https://www.consumerreports.org/robocalls/spoofed-robocalls-relief-is-on-the-way/

 

https://www.consumerreports.org/robocalls/best-ways-to-fight-robocalls/


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