Weird Phone Number

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    OK well I think it's weird, but maybe I'm just ignorant of numbering schemes...

    I keep getting missed calls from "573-125-874192". So far I've gotten 8 or 9 of them in a 2-3 hour period in the evening (I haven't been able to answer it if there really were such calls).

    Area code 573 is somewhere in Missouri, but beyond that I can't figure it out. Is there any known bug that causes the phone to report bad numbers? I suppose there is a country code that makes up some of those front end numbers, but I don't know them.
     
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    oh thats me! sorry. was trying to get a hold of the president. he owes me a favor

    actually... it might be telemarketers or a scam. they might be trying to get you to call back so they can bill you. so be sure not to call back.

    solution if they dont stop: download a "firewall" i say that in quotes because im not using it in the tradition computer sense. instead i mean a call/sms blocker. i see many android call blocking apps using the term. there are many in the market
     
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    My SO ported his home number to Verizon and still gets campaign and telemarketer calls on his "dumb" phone. For a long time, there were recorded telemarketer calls coming through with the extra number like the one you're getting. Usually I'd google the number and there's a site were people record who called and what it was about.
     
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    Thanks for the tips. I didn't know I could block calls like that. I'll go look for such a device on the market.
     
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    National DO NOT CALL Registry National Do-Not-Call Registry
    Called this from my mobile phone about a year ago and haven't had a single solicitor since :)
     
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    Ha! Just for fun I googled the number that was reported and I got two hits. The hits were my message to the Droid Forum, twice!
     
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    You know what that means, right?

    "Oh my God... the calls are coming from inside the house!!!" :eek:
     
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