So, my cell number, that I have had for well over a decade, is being spoofed by telemarketers. At least 3-4 times a week, I get a call from a number in the same area code + prefix as my number. If I answer the call, the person on the other end insists that I have called them. Sometimes more than once. Now I’m getting calls in the area code, but with a different prefix.
I’ve tried filing a report with the FCC, but the form assumes you’re reporting a spoofed number calling you, not that you’re the one whose number is being spoofed. And now googling my number shows that there’s FCC complaints against it, which makes it look more suspicious.
Any ideas, short of changing my phone number? My brother-in-law said that there might be a digital ID of some kind behind the actual number that can be changed, but I’m not sure what that means and I don’t want to go telling my carrier to change something I’m not even sure exists.