Has my phone been cloned?


I just had two phone calls where people were returning a call that I didn’t make. How can I determine if my phone has been cloned?

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I wouldn’t worry about cloning. This is likely the very common practice of a spammer using random Caller ID to get people to pick-up their phones. The good news is that it likely won’t last very long as they rotate through numbers very quickly. The bad news is there really isn’t anything you can do about it.


Following up on @louisdi’s comments, has your phone been cloned, highly doubtful. What’s likely happened is your phone number is being spoofed. There’s no need to clone a phone to spoof Caller ID. If one knows what one is doing, it’s, sadly, very easy. Cloning a phone on the other hand is more difficult.