Caller ID showing invalid number

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by slapple, Mar 19, 2015.

  1. slapple, Mar 19, 2015
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2015

    slapple macrumors 6502

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    I just got a call from an American business on my iPhone 5S (running iOS 8.1.2 and on AT&T) and the caller ID said (XXX) XXX-XXX. Phone numbers in the US are supposed to be 10 digits, not 9. Why did that caller ID only show 9 digits?
     
  2. posguy99 macrumors 6502

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    Because you can send anything in a CID response. You could send "Hello!" if you wanted.
     
  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    I get weird phone numbers all the time on landline and cell.
    Sometimes it's like 999-999-9999 or even 000-000-0000. It is a sure sign of a spoofed CID, so I never answer them. If I see it more than once, I block it on my iPhone.
     
  4. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

    Newtons Apple

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    The scammer can show what ever they want on the caller ID. I send them to VM and block them from calling again!
     

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