Missed Call From Myself?

Lightey

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I have an iPhone 4 - 32 GB Black on AT&T, running iOS 5.1.1. Lately, I've been receiving "Missed Calls" from my own cell phone number, and I'm wondering how this could be happening. Is this a glitch? Any help would be appreciated.
 

upinflames900

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Back to the Future? So maybe either a service call (I think maybe some providers call and it comes up as your own number), pocket dial, or maybe some kind of software glitch which you could try updates/ restoring your iPhone. Sorry I can't actually be of much help.
 

DJinTX

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Sep 15, 2010
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This just happened to me, at 4:05am. I was asleep after a late night and didn't get to bed until 3am. I was very tired so I'm not sure what happened, but something woke me up at 4:05, and my phone screen was lit up with a missed call from myself. Something weird is going on here.
 

praterkeith

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It’s your future self calling you to warn you about something. Answer it and ask them who will win the World Series so I can go ahead and place my bet!
 

orev

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Voice spammers and scammers do this a lot to try to get you to answer. They are using VOIP services to spoof phone numbers. They had been doing it a lot with numbers in the same exchange, but maybe they started spoofing the number they are calling.
 
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yanki01

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was at dinner with my parents a week ago. within 2 minutes we all got a phone call showing that we were calling ourself. looked it up and it was spam.
 

PhillyGuy72

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Either pranked by someone (there are apps, websites where one can enter "Call from [Your number]" - they enter your number and it will show you calling you )

OR Spoofing from some scammer / robocaller! I get these also or some very similar variation of my number - the area code and first 3 digits. That angers me to no end! :mad::mad:
 

NoBoMac

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Someone messed up: per a different thread, they should be using their Mr. Fusion powered Delorean to get an X, not resurrect this thread from 5yrs ago.

Spoofing from some scammer / robocaller! I get these also or some very similar variation of my number - the area code and first 3 digits. That angers me to no end! :mad::mad:
But since this zombie thread is alive, a plug for Hiya app. Been using that for a couple of months now and love it. Has an option to send calls with same first 6 digits not in Contacts to voicemail. My phone has been pretty much 99% silent re: spam/scams/telemarketers. Get one occasionally sneak through, but can block that and report that number to Hiya to include in their spam database.

(I too have missed a call from me earlier in the year)
 
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