(cell phone rings from an unknown 773 number, I pick up thinking it’s business-related)
“Good Afternoon, this is Chris”
Unknown caller: “Hi, did you just call me?”
Me: “No, I did not. What number did you see on your caller id?”
Unknown caller: (repeats my phone number)“
Me: “Weird, I didn’t call anyone in the past hour.”
A couple of weeks ago, I had this conversation with numerous callers. Apparently someone was spoofing Lavalife members’ caller ids with my cell phone number.
Thankfully I won’t have to worry about receiving any more texts, picture messages, and more phone calls since Caller-ID spoofing is to be outlawed. The House of Representatives have passed a bill that bans the practice. Here’s an excerpt from the Truth in Caller ID Act of 2010 bill: