Question by : How can I stop someone who has spoofed my cell phone?
I’m hoping I can receive some help. The other night I was at work and my fiance received a phone call that apparently came from my phone at 4:29pm. My picture had come up on his phone and so did my number…exactly like he programed it into his phone, although my phone was turned off and in my pocket at that time. The person on the other line asked him questions like what he was doing, if he wanted to come over, where he was at so that they could come to him. They also told him they know what his name is. This person would laugh every time he would ask who they were. At first he thought it was a joke from me or someone I work with so he hung up. But there was no way it was from my phone because I looked into my phone logs on MY phone and there was no call from my physical phone made to his at that time. In fact…I had not called him once that day at all. Nor had he called me. We decided to go on line and look up our bill and when looking at the phone history, it was the same way: he received a call from my number but my phone never called him. Confused still, I called the two people I worked side by side with all night even though I know my phone was with me and turned off all night just in case they may have played a joke and just as I thought, they hadn’t done that. So, I turned to the internet for answers and received nothing except for that fact that my cell phone number may have been spoofed. But how do I report it or stop it? I have read stuff that says they can hack into bank accounts and credit card accounts and I am starting to fear the worst. Can anyone help me or give me advise?
Answer by Adam L
Yea this is called call bluffing. They had a few programs that did this for smart phones (Android and Blackberry). I read recently that it has become illegal to do this. The problem is its hard for you to find out who did the bluffing. I’d suggest talking to your phone company (your fiancee’s if you’ve got different companies) and asking them if its possible to trace the call and report the perpetrator. I’m not sure how they will get your credit card numbers by bluffing your number. One thing to think about is that the person would need to know both his and your number for this to work, therefore it is likely someone who knows you both and is playing a mean prank on you guys.
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Question by lpelaez: Why I can type a 16 digit credit card number on an Excell cell.?
I’m trying to create a spreadsheet on Excell where a creditcard numbers are included and every time I add it it comes with another numbers…This is the number 5459456300209376 try it and you will see….Please advise on how to show that number on a Excell cell.
Answer by John S
Create it as a string cell, not an integer cell. The problem is excel can only hold the largest integer that a computer can hold, which is 63,257 or somewhere around that number. So make it a string by putting quotes in it or some other non digit character.
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