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I received a call from 303-294-5202 yesterday and when I called it back, it stated that the number had been disconnected or was no longer in service. I tried again and the same response. Does anyone have any clue if this is a new tactic by collection agencies?

I don't know but it's pretty hard to call back a number that's disconnected. Sounds pretty stupid to me, was it just number they punched in to get past a security screen or blocked number?

Sub: #1 posted on Fri, 06/16/2006 - 08:05

CycloneFan CycloneFan

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I had one of those yesterday as well.

407-384-3000 Name was Joseph Hernandez. Called it and it said it was disconnected. Weird.

Sub: #2 posted on Fri, 06/16/2006 - 08:17

Jessi Jessi

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Yeah, I thought it was weird too. Never received anything like that before.

Sub: #3 posted on Fri, 06/16/2006 - 08:43

Htgt123 Htgt123

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It happens with me usually. I pick up 40 - 50 calls in my job each day. I can see the number in the caller ID and know whether they are blocked. Sometimes we need to call back when requested. I read one number before picking it up and the lady also gave me her number to call back. Suddenly, the line got disconnected in the middle of the conversation. I tried to reach the number and it appeared disconnected. I tried for several times later but never got through.

Sub: #4 posted on Fri, 06/16/2006 - 11:02

Justme Justme

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It's a trap line

Sub: #5 posted on Fri, 07/06/2007 - 13:33


It is easy to "spoof" caller id numbers (i.e., make any number appear in the caller id that you want to appear). Also, some businesses have specific inbound and outbound lines - someone calling from the business would have the outbound number appear in caller id, but if you tried to call it back, it would not work - because it is specifically set up to only handle outbound calls. Companies do this to handle and route heavy call volumes.

Sub: #6 posted on Fri, 07/06/2007 - 17:08

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I also am getting called from a DISCONNECTED number. Whom can we report this to? My cell service does not offer call blocking

Sub: #7 posted on Wed, 12/24/2008 - 04:11


The crazy number i got was 973 672 9810
I called and it wa disconnected as well. This is a good trick and I want to know how its done. There are a few people I would like to call that I dont want to get a return call from.

Sub: #8 posted on Wed, 03/04/2009 - 06:01


They are spoofing the number. Google "Spoofing" . There is a site out there that will disguise your number and your voice.

Sub: #9 posted on Wed, 03/04/2009 - 06:05

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there is a divice that sends out a disconnected message it costs $200


Sub: #10 posted on Wed, 03/04/2009 - 06:13


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