Had an obviously scam phone call today relating to accident insurance. The main surprise though was that the caller's number came up as 014587 - a theoretically impossible number. Five extra digits on the end would have made it a Glastonbury number but no more digits were there. I have added this number to my blocked list. Does anyone know if blocking 014587 will put a block on all numbers of the kind 014587*****? How do scammers manage to make calls with such a number being sent out with the call?
Phone number "spoofing" has been around for a while now. Anyone with the right equipment can "inject" a number onto a call. There are no checks on the system to recognize these. I have had spoof calls from two & three digit numbers some years ago, but the scammers are now making these look more like legit numbers.
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