Why do I keep calling myself!!

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by iapplelove, Aug 13, 2015.

  1. iapplelove macrumors 68040

    iapplelove

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    Seriously now it's up to like 3 times a day my phone will start ringing and it's my contact who's calling. Picking it up does nothing I usually ignore it. This happened a few times a while back but now it's happening a few times a day.

    A bit annoying but I can deal with it just curious as to why it's happening ???
     
  2. iapplelove thread starter macrumors 68040

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    So I'm the only one in the world this is happening to?
     
  3. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    Never happens to me.

    I think there was a Japanese horror movie about that.
     
  4. chrfr macrumors 603

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    I've gotten that a few times from scam callers trying to tell me that I can lower my interest rate. Unfortunately as long as the phone companies still make it possible for scammers to fake Caller ID, there's nothing you can do about it.
    Note that unlike with other phone numbers, blocking your own number in iOS breaks iMessage and all sorts of things, so don't try that.
    https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/getting-calls-your-own-number
     
  5. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    If that's the case then you'd think it would stop eventually. Until it does you could set add a silent ringtone and turn off vibration for your own contact.

    Some phone companies have selective call forwarding but I don't know of any cell providers that do. On our home phone I forward new annoying numbers to a weather line in Alaska.
     
  6. iapplelove thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Just happened again. Basically my phone will ring I look down and it's my contact calling in. I'm up to at least 3 or 4 times a day now
     
  7. perkedel macrumors 6502a

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    you should call your carrier and troubleshoot it from there. i haven't seen my cell phones doing this, since ericcson / nokia days.

    there is a possibility that you have another a phone number added to your own contact, so when that number calls, you showed up in the screen.
     
  8. iapplelove thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Thanks for the reply. I checked my contact and my number is the only one. Guess I will give AT&T a call
     
  9. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    And you are not using any other service like Google Voice or anything like that?
     
  10. iapplelove thread starter macrumors 68040

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    nope no other services ever. What's odd is the call only comes through on the phone. Never on my iPad or Mac.
     
  11. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    It's a scammer calling you and spoofing their caller ID.
    My friend gets the same thing lately.
    Just answer it and you'll see.
    They'll ask you for your name, address, dob, social security number etc...
    Do not give them any of your info.
     
  12. iapplelove thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Thanks man! And that's what I'm thinking. I have received some odd calls over this last year and I assume this is yet another one of them. Only once did I answer and it was dead air so I hung up. Not going to answer ever again and hope it just goes away.
     

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