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Fri, Jun 18, 2021 7:13 PM

Strange phone call location

I got a phone call (didn't answer) from +1 (619) 731-7137 and the location shown was Fruitdale, CO, Canada. Got another one from 9  +1 (888) 237-XXXX (don't have the last 4 digits), location shown as Blair, AK, Montserrat.  These were just 2 of several I got with similar locations. the first (619) I know is San Diego, CA, not Fruitdale, CO (not to mention Canada). And I saw similar on another phone. What is up with that?

I am using an MVNO that uses AT&T lines, so I am also writing the MVNO. I hope I don't get into an "It's there fault! No, it's their fault!" conversation.

I don't know which category or topic to put this under, it doesn't seem to fit any of the options, so here goes anyway.. Thanks for your insight.

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sandblaster

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The caller ID information is being spoofed by the caller. It has nothing to do with the carrier.

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Your answer makes sense. One would think, though, that the spoofer would use a more accurate location. I don't know how that works, would they just make up something off the top of their head? Why not use a real location? Too lazy to bother?

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