Caller ID is a good thing!
When the phone rang this morning and the caller ID indicated the call was coming from our own number, I decided it was some kind of spam because logically speaking; no one can call themselves on their own phone! My sister in the other room could not have made the call even as a joke. When I saw the name on the ID I told her we apparently just got a call from one of us because our number was on the ID. She laughed but then we both wanted to know how that happened.
My intercom phone.
Luckily I am not one to answer the phone until I have a look at who is calling. The names don’t show up clearly on the above phone which is in my bedroom so I never answer that one unless my sister is calling on the intercom which has a different ring. If I feel like answering a phone call though, I will go to another room to check the ID first. Otherwise they can leave a message.
After this happened, I got on Google to find answers and this is what I typed in the Search box: “I received a call on my landline with my own caller id showing – how is that possible?” At the top of the list of answers was a link to the Federal Trade Commission – Consumer Information. The article said the call is actually a scammer making an illegal robocall. Good to know so I’m passing that information along to those who also didn't know. Here is a link to that article FTC Consumer Information which tells you what to do and what not to do. For instance, don’t pick up and start pushing buttons as you might be instructed to do. It might allow the robocall jerks to listen in on all of your calls where they will most likely steal information. P.S. The FTC did not say 'jerks'.
Will the day ever come where everyone can feel safe, and I’m not just referring to the telephone!