[VoiceOps] Recorded sales calls showing the recipient's number as CID

Jay Hennigan jay at west.net
Mon Sep 26 19:15:58 EDT 2011

On 9/26/11 3:55 PM, Carlos Alvarez wrote:
> We've got a customer who just started to receive calls to several of
> their DID numbers where the call shows their own DID as the caller ID.
>  I don't know what they were selling, the trouble ticket doesn't go into
> detail.  It was a recorded call.  Anyone else seen this?

Not this specifically but often all 0s or a bogus number.

Obviously spoofed CLID.  Trivial for the bad guys to do.  There's even
an app for that...   http://calleridfaker.com/

Sending email "from" the victim's address is an old spammer trick to get
the victim to open it out of curiosity.  Probably similar motivation here.

The fact that it was a recorded call (generally illegal) just makes it
more annoying.

Jay Hennigan - CCIE #7880 - Network Engineering - jay at impulse.net
Impulse Internet Service  -  http://www.impulse.net/
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