New lows in faked caller-id: just receiv ... / 2013-03-29

2013-03-29 New lows in faked caller-id: just receiv ... 6 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.

Tags: , ,

, reachable as koos+website@idefix.net. PGP encrypted e-mail preferred.

PGP key 5BA9 368B E6F3 34E4 local copy PGP key 5BA9 368B E6F3 34E4 via keyservers pgp key statistics for 0x5BA9368BE6F334E4 Koos van den Hout
RSS
Other webprojects: Camp Wireless, wireless Internet access at campsites, The Virtual Bookcase, book reviews
This page generated in 0.003217 seconds.