2013-03-29 New lows in faked caller-id: just receiv ... 7 years ago
New lows in faked caller-id: just received a call from 001800724465 (Dutch notation) which is +1-800-724-465 in international notation, and not a valid number within the north american numbering plan (nanpa). According to a google search one of the caller-ids used by the 'microsoft support' scammers. Too bad I'm enough of a phonegeek to dismiss this as fake right away on seeing it. And I wasn't in the mood to waste the time of the scammer by discussing the non-existing windows computer in the house. Update: And the next call, less than half an hour later, is from 009712179518 or +971-2-179518 which is also one digit short since UAE subscriber numbers are 7 digits after the area code.