Weird phone numbers showing up on my cell phone caller ID
June 13, 2007 3:04 PM Subscribe
There are weird phone numbers showing up on my caller ID - what's going on? What should I do about it?
posted by parilous to technology (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
(I've already called Verizon about this, but they had no information.) The past two days I have received:
* 7 calls from: 233-242-248101
* 6 calls from: 01
The phone rings/vibrates only once, as if I had received a txt message. They take place between 1-2 minutes apart. I have received three "sets" of these calls -- 9am (MST) yesterday, 11am (MST) yesterday, and 1pm (MST) today. My cell is an LG, but I doubt that makes any difference.
I have googled the number and it looks like it may be an international call, possibly coming from Ghana, and likely connected to a calling scam
. I don't know how to stop these calls, but have been assured that no minutes are being deducted if I don't answer. I guess what I'm worried about is whether or not my phone is being hacked (or something similarly nefarious). What's going on, should I worry about it, and how should I take care of it?