How to make a call using someone else’s number
Caller ID spoofing has long been the domain of pranksters and scammers, but although the technology often is used unethically, there may be a few legitimate reasons why you would want to disguise your phone number’s Caller ID, rather than just block it. Here are a few that come to mind and easy ways to masquerade as someone else.
Some Non-Evil Uses for Caller ID Spoofing
Thanks to the Caller ID Act of 2009, using Caller ID spoofing for causing harm or defrauding someone is a crime. (Telemarketers are also required by the FCC to use an accurate Caller ID number when they call you.)
Caller ID spoofing in general, however, isn’t illegal in the US. There are at least three scenarios where you might want to use it:
Another case scenario is if your friend is ignoring your calls or is simply notoriously hard to get a hold of on the phone, and you really, really need to get through. You should only use Caller ID spoofing in an emergency case, because once your friend answers and finds out you spoofed the Caller ID, it had better be worth it.
Caller ID spoofing is also great for surprising young children: You can place a call as Santa or Cinderella or whoever (many services and apps disguise your voice). This might only work with really young children, however, especially with the limited choices you get for voice disguises.
How to Spoof Your Caller ID
Here is the most complete solution:
- Protect Your Privacy
- Record Spoofed Calls
- Straight to Voicemail
- Disguise Your Voice
- iPhone App
- Android App