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Old 06-13-2006, 04:31 PM   #1
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receive a cell call from 911 ????

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I spoke with XXXXXX of the CHP today about a very serious issue that CHP Golden Gate has been dealing with over the past week. Cellular subscribers in Contra Costa, Solano and Alameda Counties have been receiving calls or messages that display a caller ID reading 911, EMERGENCY, or EMERGENCY CALL 911. The preponderance of recipients have Metro PCS phones although there were a few Verizon and Nextel subscribers.

The calls were made primarily to females or males with names that could be interpreted as female. When voice contact was made, a male caller identified himself as a Police Officer and told the answering parties a number of fabrications including:

There was a warrant out for the person

There was an emergency at their residence and they needed to go straight home

In one case the caller tried to elicit the home address of the female cell phone subscriber. In another, a female caller called a subject and said she was a Police Officer that had been shot and needed assistance.

CHP has received dozens of calls from concerned citizens who have received these calls or messages on their cell phones. Most calls have been in Contra Costa County specifically in the Pittsburg area. The CHP has opened a criminal investigation into the matter. The calls could be VoIP calls that the caller ID has been changed or “spoofed” to read 911 etc.
If you get a call from a police dept, etc., it will NOT have 911 as the caller ID, it will show the main exchange number, and the name of the city/county/state
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Old 06-13-2006, 04:42 PM   #2
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How did the guy get his phone to read 911? Thats pretty crazy shit. Thanks for the info!
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Old 06-13-2006, 09:03 PM   #3
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How did the guy get his phone to read 911? Thats pretty crazy shit. Thanks for the info!
people with certain types of PBX trunklines can easily fake caller ID

and, more likely, as the original poster posited, a VoIP system could be hacked to do this, too.
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