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Harassing calls from “burner phone” apps

Harassing calls from “burner phone” apps


haiya warning about those harassing texts and even phone calls that you may be getting the caller could be using mobile apps designed to hide your identity and one woman says she’s received hundreds of those calls as Lauren Freeman reports nearly every time the mysterious caller uses a completely different phone number these voicemails may sound legitimate we didn’t put any ad on Craigslist but Cathy Lewis says it’s actually someone harassing her [Applause] calls were in the middle of the night to 3 o’clock in the morning they’d call voices or noises noises odd text messages – I don’t know what that is poop – scoop each time a completely different phone number shows up on Lewis’s caller ID there’s so many numbers the harasser even placed simultaneous calls the house phone and my cell phone and they’re bringing at the same time and it was all these bizarre numbers that I didn’t know most of the calls originated from mobile apps that can be used to hide a colors real identity this one called text me lets you choose an area code and then one of several numbers known as burner phone apps the legitimate use allows you to create multiple phone lines while maintaining privacy they can also be used to harass for every number I block he calls back with a different one some apps like spoof card lets users customize the number that appears on caller ID this can trick you into answering the caller ID have my son’s name on it some of the apps websites like text me give you a potential way to fight back you can file harassment and abuse complaints that could lead to that caller’s account being shut down Lauren Freeman KPRC Channel 2 News and that’s why I screen calls just don’t

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