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Call from 0000000000 - This is VERY Strange

This Morning I received a call on my iPhone 4. The caller id number was listed was 0000000000. When I answered there was a click sound ( the same sound the iPhone's  camera shutter simulation makes).  I hung up and tried calling the number back , but it was non-working number.  I know how strange this sounds, but I was wondering if anyone else has ever experienced this.  Could this be the work of a rouge App?

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I'm NOT an AT&T subscriber and I've had this call about five times in the past week in my cell, and on my landline showing up as (0). This is, truly odd. Hopefully someone will figure it out. When I answer it seems like the line disconnects immediately. I'm wondering if It would do any good to report it to my carrier? Thoughts?

it is very easy to spoof the number displayed, it is a trick used by collection agencies, spam sellers and other organizations that do not want to disclose the trackable number to prevent a report by a end user that has their home or cell number on a do not call list. The only end users that can see the true calling number at any time are first reponders such as 911. Sorry but reporting it is pretty much a dead end.

 

 

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Oct 15, 2010 9:36:49 AM
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Nope. But it could have been a call from a skype user - caller id for skype to landline/cell lines is all 0s if the skype user has skypeout but not skypein.

 

Also would explain why you could not return the call as there is no phone number to call back.

 

 

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johninsj wrote:

Nope. But it could have been a call from a skype user - caller id for skype to landline/cell lines is all 0s if the skype user has skypeout but not skypein.

 

Also would explain why you could not return the call as there is no phone number to call back.

 

 


ANI - aka caller id, especially in a VOIP phone can pretty much be set to display anything

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Oct 15, 2010 11:23:31 AM
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When I worked on a project at a Dept. of Homeland Security agency, the land line phones would ring as (000) 000-0000 on caller ID.  

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BrianfromNO wrote:

When I worked on a project at a Dept. of Homeland Security agency, the land line phones would ring as (000) 000-0000 on caller ID.  


Law enforcment and other business in the same line send a masked ANI to retail level phones, 911 style systems will reveal the complete number if the system is coded for it

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i get them sometimes too....i just send it to voicemail

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I get calls from 000-000-0000 4-9 times a day. I started to answer recently and it has every time been collection agencies. They ask for me but for bills I know nothing about and don't exist at all. I have learned that for a collection agency to spoof the ID is highly illegal. I turned them in to my states attorney generals office and the FCC. Stop for a while after this then started again today, now stating they are from local businesses as before they would state businesses from states and city I never heard of or companies for that matter. I will be reporting them again I have also started recording the conversations so I can hand them over to the state attorney generals.

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Have had 2 this morning on my MOTO X. Answered the second one.. Silence..no one there.

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jwmorgan2 wrote:
Have had 2 this morning on my MOTO X. Answered the second one.. Silence..no one there.

With the government shutdown, and no one officially at the office to handle the DNC and other phone violations, I have seen a rise in the number of "spam" and "ilegal" calls I'm getting lately.  I almost never answer my phone if I don't recognize the callerID, and when it is obviously spoofed so bad like that I never do anser.  The ones that get me are the companies who spoof callerID so that it comes in looking like an international call from the US (011##########).


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This is the same man, I can tell by his accent, of Indian decent, that has been calling me with different  non existing phone numbers for months. I tell him, either john, peter, jack or who ever he decides to be that day, to stop calling me.

He says it is in regards to Medical Compensation..non of the medical issues he is supposedly trying to get money for me have I had.

He will not stop calling. I have spoken to the police department, but they cannot trace the numbers as they are non existing numbers.

How can someone call on a non existing number?

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Feb 19, 2014 11:51:00 AM
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The "camera shutter sound" is "them" audio taping your responses.. say nothing and hang up.

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It is called caller ID spoofing. Somehow they can trick the phone system into believing that the phone call is coming from a different number than the number they are calling from so that it cannot be traced.
I once got a call and the caller ID was my home number. I was really upset about that but there was nothing that I could do about it.
It is all a matter of how some unscrupulous people use technology.
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The "camera shutter sound" is "them" audio taping your responses.. say nothing and hang up.


If you hear that it is a radio shack version of audio taping, the better systems give no indication that the call is being recorded, especially if it is being made through a commercial level VOIP systems, the recording is made via bridging the VOIP signal through a commercial hardware/software package. Cisco, Intertell, IBM, CallRex all have this technology available. At one of our contracts we routinely record the calls for various reasons

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hydrogen3 wrote:

The "camera shutter sound" is "them" audio taping your responses.. say nothing and hang up.


Better yet, don't answer. I never answer a call from a number I don't recognize. I've never missed a call from someone who needed to reach me following that rule. 

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I don't have a hard-and-fast rule for answering calls from unrecognized numbers, but I always ignore calls from 000 000-0000.

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I'm NOT an AT&T subscriber and I've had this call about five times in the past week in my cell, and on my landline showing up as (0). This is, truly odd. Hopefully someone will figure it out. When I answer it seems like the line disconnects immediately. I'm wondering if It would do any good to report it to my carrier? Thoughts?

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I'm NOT an AT&T subscriber and I've had this call about five times in the past week in my cell, and on my landline showing up as (0). This is, truly odd. Hopefully someone will figure it out. When I answer it seems like the line disconnects immediately. I'm wondering if It would do any good to report it to my carrier? Thoughts?

it is very easy to spoof the number displayed, it is a trick used by collection agencies, spam sellers and other organizations that do not want to disclose the trackable number to prevent a report by a end user that has their home or cell number on a do not call list. The only end users that can see the true calling number at any time are first reponders such as 911. Sorry but reporting it is pretty much a dead end.

 

 

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You can try blocking the call. iOS 7 includes a call blocking feature. In the Recents section of the phone app, tap the information icon, the blue circle with the i in it. Scroll to the bottom and select Block this Caller. I've never received a call from 000-000-0000, but I've had good results with every other numer I've blocked.

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My call from 000-000-0000 came in at 2:00 am, even though I had do not disturb turned on. Woke me from a sound sleep.  I sent it to voicemail and the "message left" was 2 seconds of static. Interesting reading all the posts. Obviously it is mischief, just wondered if it is malicious or benign. 

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Spoofed Caller IDs are practically equivalent to private #'s. I never answer any calls from "Unknown/Blocked/Spoofed" IDs, as they are 99% likely to be collection or phishing calls. Even just answering a call signifies to the caller that the line is active and a person on the other end can & will pick up the phone. This, in turn, allows them to continue their assault on that line, and/or share your # with other solicitors...

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I have received calls like this before and it is usally the work of an auto dialer and from scammers who spoof telephone numbers.  If it persists, change your cell phone number.

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I've been getting calls from 00000000 as well as 478965458, 817000894, 11478965458, the list goes on and on. All calling me about getting a degree. The last two calls today from "Degree Services", I tell the rep to take me off their list and their reply was "No. We'll keep calling." and hangs up! This all started about a month ago. I didn't fill out any surveys, etc. I don't know how these clowns got my number but I want it to stop. Already on the Do Not Call List. How is this happening?

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probably just a telemarker

i get phone calls and then hear the click click you mentions and it turns out to be a telemarketer

apparently they cant see the phone number theyre dialing is on the no call list till its dialed and someone answers 

thats what i think anyway 

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