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bumsu

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Hello everyone.
I'm on a Motorola G6 plus, Android 9. There is this function, I am not sure if it's carrier based. Phone numbers that are not in my contacts, that call me or I call myself, often show names. For example, I never called number 555 1234, but when I do, it will say "Irish Harp pub", and usually the names are correct. Recently I called a cab service and it gave me the name for a completely different business (that I researched has a completely different number) and I was quite irritated. I was wondering about that function and if it has a certain name so I can do more research, I was already worried, if there is some sort of spyware on the phone, that listened in to my call, by taking it and then redirecting it to the number I originally dialed, but only after (accidently) showing the actual name of the number it was redirected to first.

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B.
 

James_Watson

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I don't think it is some spyware. Maybe you have enabled a feature 'Online Yellow Pages'.
In addition to contacts you created, in 'Yellow Pages' there are some contacts maintained by your device manufacturer or your carrier.

Yellow Pages.jpg
 
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blackhawk

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Sound like Google malarkey. It's an app doing it.
It seems to have a lot of permissions...
One of the reasons I disabled all carrier bloatware except messages on my AT&T 10+
 

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    I don't think it is some spyware. Maybe you have enabled a feature 'Online Yellow Pages'.
    In addition to contacts you created, in 'Yellow Pages' there are some contacts maintained by your device manufacturer or your carrier.

    Yellow Pages.jpg