I made a phone call after midnight? No way!

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Eugene, Oregon
November 14, 2016 10:10am CST
My daughter called this morning at about 6:20 to see if there was anything wrong. She wondered about that since I "had called her after midnight." I told her that all was fine here and that I had not called. She had her phone off and did not answer the call. The strange thing is that I was sound asleep after midnight. My cell phone was in the bedroom, but there is no way that I used it. After my daughter and I talked, I checked the calls section on my phone. It shows that I did call her at 12:19 AM. So I am more than a little puzzled. Is there any way that someone could make a call using my number if they had it? I had a call from a DC area code the other day. I answered it and a male asked if Jim was available. I said yes and he hung up. Was that a call to confirm my phone number so it could be used? Were they able to get my contacts somehow? I know, "Paranoia strikes deep," but this is weird. I will call my provider today about it. Has your phone ever made a call on its own?
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@LadyDuck (121662)
• Switzerland
14 Nov 16
James I think that some hackers can fake the IDCaller and make calls as they came from your telephone. I think that there is also an app to do this. I wonder who wanted to contact your daughter using your ID. Tell her to be careful.
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@TheHorse (52783)
• Pleasant Hill, California
14 Nov 16
Would such like show up on his phone?
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• Eugene, Oregon
14 Nov 16
Anna, that does concern me. I am sure there are devices that would allow this.
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@TheHorse (52783)
• Pleasant Hill, California
14 Nov 16
@LadyDuck He said the call showed up on his phone. I was wondering if a phone call made by someone else using his number would actually show up on HIS phone.
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@Happy2BeMe (70159)
• Canada
14 Nov 16
I just thought of something. Last month I had two collect calls on my home phone bill and it said that I accepted the charges. The thing was both times that those calls came in there was nobody home because we were both at work. I called the phone company but they said that the calls were accepted from my phone so there was nothing they could do. They weren't for very much money but it is a mystery how they even happened!
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• Philippines
14 Nov 16
that was disappointing. were the collect calls from people or businesses you know and within canada?
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• Eugene, Oregon
14 Nov 16
Stranger yet. That was your land line?
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@Happy2BeMe (70159)
• Canada
15 Nov 16
@JamesHxstatic Yes it was!
@topffer (30581)
• France
14 Nov 16
I suppose that if your phone had a malware, it would use it to call someone else than your daughter. As long as it has not been used to call premium rate numbers in foreign countries you are safe. My phone is a good boy, and never gives unwanted calls passed midnight.
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@TheHorse (52783)
• Pleasant Hill, California
14 Nov 16
Maybe it just destroys the evidence, like a smart teenager.
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@topffer (30581)
• France
14 Nov 16
@TheHorse You are not very reassuring ; I hope that he can check his phone calls history online before having a bad surprise with the bill.
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@TheHorse (52783)
• Pleasant Hill, California
14 Nov 16
@topffer I'm glad he called his sister, and didn't get a confirmation phone call saying "your pipe bomb building material is on its way" or some such. How do those $1000/minute phone numbers work? Why do people accidentally call them?
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@RasmaSandra (13379)
• Riga, Latvia
14 Nov 16
Let's see several years ago my hubby and I were woken up around midnight by a phone call. My hubby picked up his phone and said hello but no one there. Then he noticed that his other phone was lit up. By looking at both phones it seemed that the one phone had called the other phone. But being Halloween and midnight I really felt spooked
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• Eugene, Oregon
14 Nov 16
How strange is that and on Halloween too!
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@xFiacre (10475)
• Ireland
14 Nov 16
@jameshxstatic On Sunday morning my cell phone told me that my mother had called at 06.43 and left a message. The message was just silence for over three minutes. Strange. She was sound asleep till about 9 and if there had been a problem she would have called me on my landline or tried my wife's cell as well. She and my father both assured me that they had not called. Yet my cell insists that they did.
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• Eugene, Oregon
14 Nov 16
Hmmm, this is getting stranger I think.
• Otis Orchards, Washington
14 Nov 16
I have a landline but that has never happened to me even when I was using a cell phone. Are you sure you weren't sleepwalking and dialed her number in your sleep?
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• Eugene, Oregon
15 Nov 16
I have never done whatever is the past tense of sleepwalking is. Sleepwalked I guess.
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
15 Nov 16
@JamesHxstatic It was just a thought.
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• Eugene, Oregon
15 Nov 16
@RichardMeister Hell, I'm old now, anything could happen I guess.
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@5thHouse (1703)
• Sheffield, England
14 Nov 16
I've never heard of this happening before and it does seem very strange. I think you are right to call your provider and check.
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• Eugene, Oregon
14 Nov 16
I will do that today for sure.
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• Eugene, Oregon
14 Nov 16
@TheHorse Well, I never thought of that, but it is a possibility. I will look in thrift stores for a used Ouija Board and see what I can find out. Wait though, If I get a used Ouija, am I bringing home someone else's demons who may not get along with mine? I better think this through.
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@TheHorse (52783)
• Pleasant Hill, California
14 Nov 16
@JamesHxstatic Maybe they'll occupy each other, like kids with Legos, and not mess with your cell phone.
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@youless (87136)
• Guangzhou, China
15 Nov 16
It seems horrible as it looks like someone who can use your phone number. What if the bad guys use it to cheat your family and friends? Perhaps you should contact your mobile phone provider to see what's wrong. Or is it necessary to change a new sim card?
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• Eugene, Oregon
15 Nov 16
I am trying. They are not of much help.
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@youless (87136)
• Guangzhou, China
15 Nov 16
@JamesHxstatic If it goes worse, perhaps you have to consider to change a phone number.
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• Eugene, Oregon
15 Nov 16
@youless That is what I am thinking too.
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@celticeagle (115084)
• Boise, Idaho
15 Nov 16
I would be too. I was told that people could tap into my WiFi and use it so why not tap into a cell phone and use it? But, why call your daughter? That is weird. Are you sleep walking?
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• Eugene, Oregon
15 Nov 16
I never have yet, but I guess I could start. WiFi is easy to pick up I know.
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@celticeagle (115084)
• Boise, Idaho
15 Nov 16
@JamesHxstatic ....I would sure be curious as to what transpired.
@teamfreak16 (36430)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
14 Nov 16
Only when it's in my pocket.
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• Eugene, Oregon
14 Nov 16
That was happening when I first had the phone, but now I have to say yes to confirm the call.
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@teamfreak16 (36430)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
14 Nov 16
@JamesHxstatic - Must be a pretty good phone. How cool!
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@Happy2BeMe (70159)
• Canada
14 Nov 16
I had a phone one time that use to make random calls to people. That is strange though. Too bad she hadn't been awake to answer it just to see who was on the other end. Maybe you were sleep walking and you called her in your sleep!
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• Eugene, Oregon
14 Nov 16
What an odd phone that would be. I think Anne would have noticed if I was up making phone calls. Very strange!
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@Happy2BeMe (70159)
• Canada
14 Nov 16
@JamesHxstatic Yes it is very strange!
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@Platespinner (18502)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
14 Nov 16
All odd calls from my phone have been the result of "butt dialing." Your situation, though, does raise questions...unless you sleep with your phone and bumped it in the night.
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• Eugene, Oregon
15 Nov 16
It was in the bedroom, but to call my daughter I have to hit her name as a contact and then hit confirm (to avoid butt dialing.)
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@cherigucchi (3953)
• Philippines
15 Nov 16
That never happened to me yet. Its totally strange.
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@Lucky15 (33700)
• Philippines
14 Nov 16
no fr me sir, and i might think of the same thing if i got a call on that hour
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@amadeo (47829)
• United States
14 Nov 16
No,never this experience James.
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@Corbin5 (81435)
• United States
14 Nov 16
That is very weird. Not sure how that could have happened. I do not think my phone has ever made a call on its own.
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• New Delhi, India
14 Nov 16
Very strange
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@TheHorse (52783)
• Pleasant Hill, California
14 Nov 16
Did you make an unplanned trip to the bathroom or kitchen while half asleep?
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• United States
14 Nov 16
That's so weird! I don't think that happens to me but then I wouldn't know because no ones ever said anything.
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@DeborahDiane (16183)
• Laguna Woods, California
15 Nov 16
@JamesHxstatic - That is really strange and my phone has never done anything like it. I hope you find out exactly how it happened and if there is a way we can all protect ourselves from having it happen to us.
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• Eugene, Oregon
15 Nov 16
I have found out nothing so far.
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• Laguna Woods, California
16 Nov 16
@JamesHxstatic - That phone call was definitely weird ... and creepy.
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• Eugene, Oregon
23 Nov 16
@DeborahDiane Yes, but there have been no others throuhgh my phone.
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