Telemarketers now hijacking REAL/USERS numbers!
anybody else receiving telemarketer calls using/hijacking cell #'s that are in use by someone?
yesterday here in Austin, TX, 08/20/14, around 6:55pm CST , i received a call on my T-Mo Note 3 here in Austin, TX from a local number,512 area code same as mine.I only answered because it was a local Austin number i picked it up. I also have caller ID and still picked up even though the name didn't look at all familiar.
I picked it up and it was some automated crap about winning a cruise and blah blah so i hung up, I decided to call the number back to see what id get and to my surprise a normal average person answered. while they were quite rude to me at first but I did explain to them the situation whether they believed me or not, they claimed to have no idea what in the hell i was talking about. I even sent them a screenshot of the call log but it made no difference to them. We did exchange a few heated text messages after the brief phone conversation haha but whatever.
No further trouble until today, i received yet ANOTHER local call with a 512 number whose caller id name I don't recognize. this time the automated message was in Spanish. once more I hung up and redialed the number. No surprise they didn't answer but text back and thought I was full of **** as well until i sent the call log screenshot.
anyways i just wanted to give a heads up to all my fellow TMO users since i doubt its just the Note 3 this is happening to. Not sure what the purpose of this potential scam is but its highly annoying to me when I cannot afford to not answer unknown local 512 area coes with my work.
anybody else experience this yet?
I don't think adding the numbers to the reject list will matter since each time they call its from the same '512-905' prefix but the last four are always different.