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I Received A Call From "Restricted"

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by Dave, Mar 18, 2005.

  1. Dave

    Dave Guest

    Hello,
    I have a LG3200 cell and verizon service.

    Today I have recieved about 6 calls from "restricted", i.e., in my missed
    calls list they are listed as "restricted". There is no call back number
    listed and any attempt to hit send and call back on these missed calls to
    find out what is going on delivers a message from the phone of: invalid
    number.

    Does anybody have any idea what is going on here? I have none and am
    wondering if this is some type of worm attack or hack attempt or something.

    I have no clue what this is all about.
    Thanks in advance for any info.
    Dave
     



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  2. I believe LG phones display "private" numbers (in other words, a blocked ID)
    as "restricted". At least my 4400 and 6100 both do.


    "Dave" <Dav1936531@nowhere.com> wrote in message
    news:pan.2005.03.19.08.23.08.686000@nowhere.com...
    > Hello,
    > I have a LG3200 cell and verizon service.
    >
    > Today I have recieved about 6 calls from "restricted", i.e., in my missed
    > calls list they are listed as "restricted". There is no call back number
    > listed and any attempt to hit send and call back on these missed calls to
    > find out what is going on delivers a message from the phone of: invalid
    > number.
    >
    > Does anybody have any idea what is going on here? I have none and am
    > wondering if this is some type of worm attack or hack attempt or
    > something.
    >
    > I have no clue what this is all about.
    > Thanks in advance for any info.
    > Dave
     
  3. JXStern

    JXStern Guest

    On Sat, 19 Mar 2005 05:21:41 GMT, Dave <Dav1936531@nowhere.com> wrote:
    >Does anybody have any idea what is going on here? I have none and am
    >wondering if this is some type of worm attack or hack attempt or something.


    I think it's Dick Cheny calling from an undisclosed location.

    J.
     
  4. On Sat, 19 Mar 2005 05:21:41 GMT, Dave wrote:

    >Does anybody have any idea what is going on here? I have none and am
    >wondering if this is some type of worm attack or hack attempt or something.


    "Restricted" means that the caller's account was set not to identify the caller or phone number.
     
  5. Dave

    Dave Guest

    On Sat, 19 Mar 2005 03:31:34 -0500, Philip R. Mann wrote:

    > "Restricted" means that the caller's account was set not to identify the
    > caller or phone number.


    Thanks. I think someone has been calling my number by mistake. Sort of
    annoying that there is no way to call them back and let them know about
    it. I have missed answering it while it was ringing every time so far.
    Dave
     
  6. Bob Scheurle

    Bob Scheurle Guest

    On Sat, 19 Mar 2005 05:21:41 GMT, Dave <Dav1936531@nowhere.com> wrote:
    >Today I have recieved about 6 calls from "restricted", i.e., in my missed
    >calls list they are listed as "restricted". There is no call back number
    >listed and any attempt to hit send and call back on these missed calls to
    >find out what is going on delivers a message from the phone of: invalid
    >number.


    It could even be Verizon calling you about your account. Verizon blocks
    caller ID when they call you.

    --
    Bob Scheurle | "There's nobody getting
    njtbob@X-verizon-X.net | rich writing software."
    Remove X's and dashes | -- Bill Gates, March 1980
     
  7. US

    US Guest

    Most likely it is a telemarketer. Everytime I've answered "restricted"
    calls it has been something like that.
    "Dave" <Dav1936531@nowhere.com> wrote in message
    news:pan.2005.03.19.11.57.55.936000@nowhere.com...
    > On Sat, 19 Mar 2005 03:31:34 -0500, Philip R. Mann wrote:
    >
    > > "Restricted" means that the caller's account was set not to identify the
    > > caller or phone number.

    >
    > Thanks. I think someone has been calling my number by mistake. Sort of
    > annoying that there is no way to call them back and let them know about
    > it. I have missed answering it while it was ringing every time so far.
    > Dave
     
  8. Steve Sobol

    Steve Sobol Guest

    US wrote:
    > Most likely it is a telemarketer. Everytime I've answered "restricted"
    > calls it has been something like that.


    Most likely it is a telemarketer, OR someone who has caller-id blocked. When I
    call from my home phone which has auto CLID block, it shows "restricted" on
    cellular phones and usually something like "private" on landline caller ID
    boxes unless I unblock my number by using the *82 predial code.

    Try it yourself. *67 blocks caller ID for your next call, *82 unblocks caller
    ID for your next call, and both work from any landline or US cell phone - try
    from both. :)

    Landline carriers and, I imagine, most cellular carriers allow you to block
    caller ID by default. Cell carriers even let you do it at no additional charge.

    --
    JustThe.net - Apple Valley, CA - http://JustThe.net/ - 888.480.4NET (4638)
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / sjsobol@JustThe.net / PGP: 0xE3AE35ED

    "The wisdom of a fool won't set you free"
    --New Order, "Bizarre Love Triangle"
     
  9. despondent

    despondent Guest

    As others posted, most likely a telemarketer. By default I don't
    answer any of these... if it's someone who knows me and just happens
    to be calling from a caller-ID blocked phone they'll leave a message.
     
  10. On Sun, 20 Mar 2005 00:15:05 GMT, "US" <Ourinfo@worldnet.att.net>
    wrote:

    >Most likely it is a telemarketer. Everytime I've answered "restricted"
    >calls it has been something like that.


    Not saying there aren't some out there who don't do this, but haven't
    telemarketers been required to send CID info with their calls?
     
  11. David S

    David S Guest

    On Mon, 21 Mar 2005 20:21:11 -0500, despondent <the@despondent.net> chose
    to add this to the great equation of life, the universe, and everything:

    >As others posted, most likely a telemarketer. By default I don't
    >answer any of these... if it's someone who knows me and just happens
    >to be calling from a caller-ID blocked phone they'll leave a message.


    Last Saturday, I got a call from Restricted, but since it was a weekend and
    airtime was free, I answered it. It turned out to be some company's (I
    can't remember who right now) customer service telling me something
    worthwhile, so I was glad I answered it.

    I also have a friend who has a device installed in his house that
    automatically dials the CID block code every time he picks up a phone.

    --
    David Streeter, "an internet god" -- Dave Barry
    http://home.att.net/~dwstreeter
    Remove the naughty bit from my address to reply
    Expect a train on ANY track at ANY time.
    "I knew you were coming, but I didn't bake you a cake because you and I
    don't need a cake." - Martha Stewart to Oprah Winfrey
     
  12. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Most calls from a company using T1 lines do not send Caller ID.

    Like others said, probably a Telemarketer

    "Dave" <Dav1936531@nowhere.com> wrote in message
    news:pan.2005.03.19.08.23.08.686000@nowhere.com...
    > Hello,
    > I have a LG3200 cell and verizon service.
    >
    > Today I have recieved about 6 calls from "restricted", i.e., in my missed
    > calls list they are listed as "restricted". There is no call back number
    > listed and any attempt to hit send and call back on these missed calls to
    > find out what is going on delivers a message from the phone of: invalid
    > number.
    >
    > Does anybody have any idea what is going on here? I have none and am
    > wondering if this is some type of worm attack or hack attempt or
    > something.
    >
    > I have no clue what this is all about.
    > Thanks in advance for any info.
    > Dave
     
  13. GeorgeB

    GeorgeB Guest

    On Thu, 7 Apr 2005 09:26:16 -0400, <dalite01@bellsouth.net> wrote:

    >Most calls from a company using T1 lines do not send Caller ID.


    I disagree with "most". IME, "most" send a single number, usually the
    main switchboard number. IME, NONE send the restriced, but many give
    the "not available".

    >Like others said, probably a Telemarketer


    I get these most often from individuals who wish to protect their
    privacy. I understand that battered women's shelters and that sort of
    place often use it as well.

    >"Dave" <Dav1936531@nowhere.com> wrote in message
    >news:pan.2005.03.19.08.23.08.686000@nowhere.com...


    >> Today I have recieved about 6 calls from "restricted", i.e., in my missed
    >> calls list they are listed as "restricted".
     

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