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How is my phone number showing up in someone's call log that I didn't call??

I just had someone contact me saying I had called them, and my number showed up in their call log, however, I have not used my phone to call anyone today. What is going on?

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Hi Caria, Sometimes some over-the-phone scammers will use tools to get their phone number to appear as another one than it actually is. I often got some of those free hotel room scams call me with a 613-662 number even though those are actual mobile phone numbers. Unfortunately, there is not much you can do about it. You can take a look and read more about it here: http://www.scambusters.org/callerid.html
Hi Carla, It sounds like a scam attempt for me. One of my friend has similar experience with illegal phone call. Luckily, she didn't fall for their trick since I kept warning her to stay alert when picked up phone call from unidentified number after I read many complaints posted at https://www.callercenter.com. If ever someone call you and start asking for you personal information or try to make you spend some money, it is likely a scamming attempt. Keep yourself updated and don't forget to also share the information with your family and friends.