Originally Posted by MSHappyCampers
Anybody know a way to get a name for an unknown cellphone number?
When you say UNKNOWN is that what appears, or do you get a real # and want to reverse look it up.
Either way, doesn't really matter, spoofing is the norm now a days.
Few years ago we got a call, caller was complaining that he wanted us to stop calling him. I told him we never called, asked if he knew what spoofing was. No... Told him I would call back in a few min.
I went to the play store, downloaded a spoofing app then tried to call him back spoofing his own phone #. It failed, apparently his cell provided blocks that as I was asked for his password to his voice mail.
So I changed the spoof # to 1 # higher than his # and called him back.
He was surprised and educated that it can happen and how easy it was.
For months we would get call after call same NPA NNX as our cell but a different last 4 digits. All spam, eventually we just stopped answering.
Doesn't do any good to block as the next # will be a few digits off.
IMO the phone providers should be forced to stop spoofing.
ALSO forced to offer a service free......
If anyone receives a un-wanted phone call, you enter in a code #.
The caller is given a warning, the next time it happens the caller is charged $10 split 50/50 with the receiving phone subscriber and the receiving phone company or 33/33/33 to add in 1/3 for the receiving state PSC.