Prank calls - Private Name/Private Nu...

Prank calls - Private Name/Private Number

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Since: Jun 08

Chbg

#1 Jul 14, 2008
Does anyone in Blog Land know if it is possible to find out the name and phone number of someone who's caller ID comes across as Private Name/Private Number? Thanks.
Queen can post

United States

#2 Jul 14, 2008
You must first make a police report. Then you can get the phone company to assist you.

Sometimes, SOMETIMES if you get a sympathetic Operator, you can dial "O" right afterwards and ask for assistance. But I would try the Police route first. Make sure you get the exact time and date of each and every call and if you can, record the calls.(It's the old cop in me...)

Since: Jun 08

Chbg

#3 Jul 14, 2008
Thank you Qcp... I was away and received the lude message on my answering machine. My phone service is through Comcast who told me that I had to do a "Call Trace" *57, but it was only effective as long as no other calls were received. My caller ID showed that I rec'd several different calls after so that's no good. I have the date and time but nothing else. I guess I'm just SOL unless they call again.

Thx again.
geez

Gettysburg, PA

#4 Jul 14, 2008
That is the most annoying thing is to receive prank calls. I was going to suggest the *57 and add that you MUST do it three times before the police will do anything about it. With embarq that totals $15.00 that you must spend on these rude ppl.
SBE

Sterling, VA

#5 Jul 14, 2008
You remember that old Ray Stevens song - It's Me Again Margaret"? He asks are ya nekkid?

Since: Jun 08

Chbg

#6 Jul 14, 2008
I'm not about to spend a lot of $ or time on this unless it happens more frequently. What ires me the most is that it was left on my answering machine that my 10 yr old checks for calls from friends. Now I'm left to deal with the "What does that mean...." questions. Just not ready to explain to a 10 yr old what F--k means yet, you know. Insensitive people who don't care about what their actions cause to other people. Lame!!
Hank

New Castle, DE

#7 Jul 14, 2008
Odds are, Cynical, that the caller is someone who knows you...most probably it wasn't a random event. The caller is beyond doubt a sick, twisted person who gets a thrill by leaving that kind of message.
Smoke and Sunshine

United States

#8 Jul 14, 2008
Cynical Ceed wrote:
I'm not about to spend a lot of $ or time on this unless it happens more frequently. What ires me the most is that it was left on my answering machine that my 10 yr old checks for calls from friends. Now I'm left to deal with the "What does that mean...." questions. Just not ready to explain to a 10 yr old what F--k means yet, you know. Insensitive people who don't care about what their actions cause to other people. Lame!!
You can also block calls from private names/numbers. That way if they "must" leave a message they have to unblock their name/number first.

Since: Jun 08

Chbg

#9 Jul 14, 2008
That would do it. S&S, how do you do that? Thx.
Beach

Erie, PA

#13 Jul 14, 2011
Got a call, caller ID Private, phone #Private, man could barely speak English, I think he said something about a Winning Ticket and blah, blah and blah. I said I don't know who you are and hung up.

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