Archive for March, 2012

magicJack Owners: Calls from strange phone numbers exposed

March 27, 2012

If you own a magicJack (NASDAQ: CALL) for your home or office, you may have received a phone call from the “phone number”, 26669-6687.  I have a feeling that some telemarketers may have targeted phone number prefixes specific to magicJack owners since three of the magicJacks connected at work have received calls from this number, including mine:

If you are a magicJack owner and you received one or more calls from the "phone number", 26669-6687, the caller is actually a bunch of different callers, and none of them want you to know who they are.

Calls from the "phone number", 26669-6687, on two separate occasions. My phone number is deliberately obfuscated.

If you are a magicJack owner and you received one or more calls from the "phone number", 26669-6687, the caller is actually a bunch of different callers, and none of them want you to know who they are.When anybody or myself answered calls from this number at work, we received a wide range of callers, both male and female, and they solicited a wide array of products and services.  It turns out that the “phone number” of 26669-6687 is not owned by anybody at all, nor is it actually a phone number.  The number forms a phoneword, which are letters corresponding to a particular telephone number that form a word, a partial word, an acronym, abbreviation, or an alphanumeric combination.  The number of 26669-6687 forms a phoneword, which spells out the word, “anonymous”.  Obviously, some telemarketers do not want their phone numbers to show up in our caller ID so that we can call them back in anger or report their actual phone number, and who can blame them?  Unfortunately, magicJack owners, calls received from 26669-6687 amount to receiving a call from a blocked number.  How do you deal with unsolicited telemarketing calls from blocked numbers?  Post your comments and suggestions below.

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Francis Unson

March 23, 2012

The changes still do not address many of the copyright infringement concerns outlined by the photographer community.


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