This evening I received a call from an unknown mobile number. The lady said she had a missed call from me. All I could do was say that I definitely had not rung her. That was the end of that.
Then 1-2 minutes later I receive a text from another unknown mobile number asking who I am because they received a missed call from me. Again I explain that they are mistaken, and that something weird must be going on.
Hard to convince them if my number is on their missed call list, surely?
I have rang O2 who advised me to block these two numbers and they will call me back tomorrow when my call list has been updated so they can look into it for me.
This happened to a relative of mine a few years ago. If you have recently installed any "free call" apps or "free messengers" like Viber etc you must go into setting and remove its permissions and get rid asap also alert your mobile carrier about the apparent calls from your number. These kind of apps allow scammers to use your phone number to cold call people, it starys with missed calls to randomly generated numbers then eventually they start asking for a range of things including addresses,donations, loans and my favorite your bank details because you've won a prize in a competition they can't seem to tell you about. Be prepared to get some angry calls back!
My relative managed to get it shut down and kept her own number but the calls back came in for the rest of the week from angry people asking why she was trying to scam them! Some of the voicemails were quite funny.
My dd 14 had this at the weekend. It was so odd. I called EE and they were not aware of anything like this. My dd does have the typical apps on her phone. what should I be doing to check security? Since I called EE she hasn't had any more calls