[VoiceOps] Phone Number Joe Jobs

anorexicpoodle anorexicpoodle at gmail.com
Wed Feb 3 00:56:33 EST 2010

I have seen this as well, though with more malicious results such as 911
hangups with the customers callerID. 

I would love to hear any suggestions on tracing the malicious calls as
well, since I know there are a lot of ITSP's that allow customers so
send whatever callerID they want so this might be an exercise in

On Tue, 2010-02-02 at 23:35 -0500, Peter Beckman wrote:

> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_job
> I have a customer who this is happening to.  No clue how to track it or
> figure out who is doing it or how to get it to stop.
> Total of 10 calls to the number in 3 months, now 188 calls since 2:47pm
> today, all with a pretty wide variety of callerIDs.
> 25 Voicemails left, only one actually didn't hang up, and they spoke
> spanish.   It seems obvious to me that someone is doing a dialer with this
> number (not theirs) as callerID.
> I can block it, but it seems to be a problem that continues to come up.
> Probably companies violating the telemarketing rules and trying to get away
> with it by using legit but not their CallerID.
> Thoughts?  I can provide the number privately if you want to see if YOUR
> customer(s) are doing this specific one.
> Beckman
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