Why do people keep calling my cell phone and telling me that I called them, when I KNOW I never did?

I've gotten atleast 10 people whom I have never heard from before (let alone, called,) calling my cell phone and telling me that I called them. I KNOW I never called them because their numbers weren't in my call history. What is going on?

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  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    Telemarketers like to use a local number as their caller ID. That often entices the called-party to answer because they think it's a local number .... when it's often a call center from out-of-country. Prior to the internet, caller ID was provided by the software (Signaling System 7) use by the Bell companies. An entity with its own PBX (switch) could also manipulate their caller ID. In the era of VOIP, pretty much anyone can manipulate their caller ID.

    Source(s): There's an app for that
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