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(661) 748-0241

Issue:  Calls out register a caller ID number that is not my Skype number!  I googled the caller ID, to find out who this number is so I could maybe get in touch with them and get the issue resolved on my own, BUT to my horror it is from some scammers!  I tried to call the number but it goes nowhere.  

 

I need to somehow change my caller ID to show my true skype number.  

 

 

I need help or suggestions from ANYONE! ...before I take this to a lawyer (which i don't want to do because they are expensive)

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same here

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Hi, Majorescort, and welcome to the Community,

 

Please review the FAQ article libarary related to Caller ID ...

https://support.skype.com/en/category/CALLER_IDENTIFICATION/

... to ensure Caller ID is set up and working properly on your account.  

 

The number cited in the subject line of this thread or topic is actually a generic caller ID number applied by fixed line carriers typically when no caller ID number is specified, the number specified is not processed by the networks, or also when any call originating from Skype is transferred to a fixed line or land line network.  Unfortunately for all of us, scammers use Skype to place their calls because the outbound call rates are so reasonably priced.

 

Sigh.

 

Regards,

Elaine

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I have tried everything, I turn callerID off and it still sends out this number. Any more suggestions? Should I just delete this account and start all over?

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Hi, Lennymo1676, and welcome to the Community,

 

All of this is related to call routing; starting a new account will not change how calls are routed from your location to the destination endpoint you are calling.  Turning off caller ID entirely will cause this or even another more generic caller ID text to appear such as (123) 456-7890 or ---------- or whatever the carrier uses (out of area, unknown, etc.).

 

Contacting Skype Customer Service may not resolve anything, however doing so provides an opportunity to log your complaint regarding caller ID not working.  Here is a link to the instruction on how to contact Skype Customer Service via their secure portal: Contact Customer Service

Regards,
Elaine

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How do I get this fixed?  This is NOT my ID number.

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Hi, jschroeder, and welcome to the Community,

 

Here is another thread (topic) discussing this issue, where Community contributor WD9EWK/Patrick explains in more detail the area code 661 issue:

http://community.skype.com/t5/Skype-Number/incorrect-phone-number-showing/m-p/1986999#M11903

 

Regards,

Elaine

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this number has been calling my moms house and said I did some check fraud or something. They been calling over and over. PLease stop thesew people.  I tried to report this number but this is all the info I got.

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