Press *57 when you hear the dial tone. A recorded voice message will confirm that the call has been traced. The traced information is released only to law enforcement officials after they have obtained a warrant to take legal action.
Does Star 57 work on cell phones?
Another number you can use to trace a call is *57. Your phone service will log a *57 call in a special way, so authorities can more easily locate whoever is harassing you and arrest them. Youre also meant to call the police right after a *57 call with a written log of the calls from your harasser so police can act.
What does * 66 do on a cell phone?
Its called continuous redial, and simply entering a code (*66) after a busy signal will tell the line to keep redialing each time a call fails. A simple three-presses of *86 then stops continuous redial.
How do you track harassing phone calls?
A phone company service called Call Trace may also be able to help track down harassing calls. Immediately after receiving a harassing call, you enter the code *57 on your phone and the call is automatically traced. Call Trace is easier than using a Trap since the customer does not have to keep a phone log.
What happens if I answered a call from my own number?
It is generally a good idea not to answer a phone call that appears to be from your own phone number. There is typically no legitimate reason for a person to receive such a call, and by answering, the scam artist is notified that your number is active, often leading to more scam calls.
Who is calling me from an unknown number?
An unknown number could be because the caller has dialed *67 before the number to block caller ID, or it could be because the caller has requested that their provider block their number. Its more common these days that unknown numbers are scammers or telemarketers. Go online and google the number.
What to do if someone keeps calling you?
Hang up and report it to the Federal Trade Commission at complaints.donotcall.gov or 1-888-382-1222. If youre getting repeated calls from the same number, you might want to ask your service provider to block the number; for calls from different numbers, ask if they offer a service to block unwanted calls.
How do I stop my phone from calling me?
You can register your numbers on the national Do Not Call list at no cost by calling 1-888-382-1222 (voice) or 1-866-290-4236 (TTY). You must call from the phone number you wish to register. You can also register at add your personal wireless phone number to the national Do-Not-Call list donotcall.gov.
Can I block my own number from calling me?
To block your number from being displayed temporarily for a specific call: Enter *67. Enter the number you wish to call (including area code). The words Private, Anonymous, or some other indicator will appear on the recipients phone instead of your mobile number.