My number is being used to make robocalls


#1

My number is being used by someone to make robocalls. I am getting non-stop calls from people asking why I called them. Any suggestions?


#2

Unfortunately the answer is wait it out. Robocallers move on to a new number quickly and there is unfortunately not much that can be done about this…


#3

Here is the latest from the FCC on Spoofing and Caller ID


#4

Good resource. Specifically here is their advice that applies in this situation:

What can you do if your number is being spoofed?

If you get calls from people saying your number is showing up on their caller ID, it’s likely that your number has been spoofed. We suggest first that you do not answer any calls from unknown numbers, but if you do, explain that your telephone number is being spoofed and that you did not actually make any calls. You can also place a message on your voicemail letting callers know that your number is being spoofed. Usually scammers switch numbers frequently. It is likely that within hours they will no longer be using your number.


#5

Okay thanks. I’ll just shut my phone off and wait it out. Grrrrr.