on 31-12-2021 02:18 PM
I'm a long-time TT customer who's had a generally problem-free servive. However, today I've had 4 calls to my TalkTalk landline from people on mobiles saying they have missed calls from me and what did I want? I haven't made any of these calls and don't know any of the people. They all seem genuine, so it seems that someone else is calling them and somehow my landline number is being identified as the source of the calls. How is this possible?
A chat with TalkTalk Support suggested that I use the Check & Report facility, which is for nuisance calls. But that would seem to mean reporting my own number as a nuisance caller, and I don't want to end up with own landline blocked!! How can I get this resolved? Help!!
on 05-01-2022 08:19 AM
Hi QuestionMark, please don't take any further action until we hear back from the Security team.
on 05-01-2022 07:23 AM
People reporting your number will not get it disconnected, it just may appear on a list of many that have been spoofed.
If it's an ongoing issue the only solution is to change your phone number.
However, even doing that is no guarantee that the new number is safe from being spoofed.
on 05-01-2022 06:59 AM
Security have advised that they're investigating this for you. I'll provide updates as I get them.
on 05-01-2022 06:59 AM
Although I suspect I know the answer I've asked security if there's anything we can do to help.
on 03-01-2022 01:02 PM
on 03-01-2022 11:37 AM
Errr, not really!
1) It would be nice to have it clarified by TalkTalk that this is likely what has happened (that my TT number can be spoofed (really?!?) and that this is probably what's happened)?
2) I would like to understand what can be done about it?
3) I would like to understand what happens if people start getting annoyed about the apparent calls from my number, report it and what happens to me and my number if they do (and it ends up on some block list)? Will I still be able to get calls, etc?
on 03-01-2022 07:34 AM
Hi QuestionMark, thanks for posting. It looks like your fellow community members have got this sorted for you.
on 31-12-2021 06:39 PM
According to the Christmas schedule for staff that we were given, there should be support this weekend, just not on the Bank Holiday Monday.
Hoping you hear from them soon, @QuestionMark. It will help speed things up if you complete your community forum profile details as soon as possible, in case they pick this up in the morning.
31-12-2021 06:34 PM - edited 31-12-2021 06:38 PM
@QuestionMark dial 17070 and check your own number is read back.
If it is correct then it is likely someone has "spoofed" your number, unfortunately there is nothing you can do about it.
on 31-12-2021 06:18 PM
Hi @QuestionMark I've moved your second post due to duplication.
Please check your community profile and add your landline phone number which is used to identify your account. Please don't post personal details here.
Your post has been escalated but the team here work office hours so it could be Tuesday before you hear.