Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12

Thread: Anyone recognize where this phone number originated?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Posts
    8
    Rep Power
    0

    Default Anyone recognize where this phone number originated?

    My landline rang while I was in the shower, so I couldn't answer it. When I checked the Caller Id later, the number I saw was 002423224652. I thought the 242 at the beginning represented Area Code 242 (Bahamas), but I don't know anyone in the Bahamas. Can anyone suggest where the call might have originated?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Posts
    5,324
    Rep Power
    10

    Default

    Probably some scammer trying to lighten your bank account. If it's important they'll call back or leave a voicemail.
    Team Leader
    TechJamaica.com

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Posts
    6,219
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    242 is the country code for Congo...you know anyone there?

    Or perhaps Coventry in England? Their code is 24.
    Last edited by ramesh; Sep 26, 2018 at 08:53 PM.
    .
    PC - Ubuntu 15.04 64bit Desktop
    HP Pav G60-236US 3GB RAM Laptop, Ubuntu 15.04 64bit and Win7 Home

    "So Daddy, how come you telling me stealing not right when YOU copying DVDs? How come? How Come?"


    Changes to posting in Classifieds

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Posts
    5,324
    Rep Power
    10

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ramesh View Post
    242 is the country code for Congo...you know anyone there?
    Probably a Prince in Congo that has to move his inheritance pronto and is looking for someone to assist.
    Team Leader
    TechJamaica.com

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Posts
    6,219
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    Probably a Prince in Congo that has to move his inheritance pronto and is looking for someone to assist.
    .
    PC - Ubuntu 15.04 64bit Desktop
    HP Pav G60-236US 3GB RAM Laptop, Ubuntu 15.04 64bit and Win7 Home

    "So Daddy, how come you telling me stealing not right when YOU copying DVDs? How come? How Come?"


    Changes to posting in Classifieds

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Posts
    3,088
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    I would let them call back. Never redial a foreign number. If them have credit fi call you one time them must have credit fi call back.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Posts
    1,997
    Rep Power
    18

    Default

    I agree with Chris, probably a scam. I remember receiving multiple calls from similar strange numbers and they only allow the phone to ring once.
    I suspect with the hope you call them back, and if you do you get slammed with big charges on your phone bill.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    1,938
    Rep Power
    16

    Default

    There are apps that can assign you a phone number that works like regular phone numbers too example -like https://textplus.com/ .. the number assigned can be called by any phone and my phone rings once i'm connected to the internet


    CHOOSE YOUR OWN NUMBER!
    * Change your number at anytime
    * Select from any area code
    * All for FREE!

    FREE TEXTING TO US OR CANADA
    * Unlimited SMS & MMS to any US or Canada number
    * Create and receive group chats with any friend - even if they don't have the app
    * Send & receive pics, GIFs or other media

    CALL ANYONE - ANYWHERE
    * Outbound calls as low as $0.02 per minute
    * Inbound calls are completely FREE
    * Unlimited FREE voicemail


    also there was a website - taken down now tho.. i could put in any number in the "from number" field and text any number - and the text would appear to be coming from the number naturally
    _ _ _ _________ _ _ _ _______ _ _ _
    *Intelligent people can take hints
    Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Posts
    5,324
    Rep Power
    10

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by DarkAngel View Post
    ...I suspect with the hope you call them back, and if you do you get slammed with big charges on your phone bill.
    That's the 'One Ring' Wireless Phone Scam.
    Team Leader
    TechJamaica.com

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Posts
    1,997
    Rep Power
    18

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    Oh yes lol
    ............................

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •