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My wife's phone sometimes shows her calls are coming from my daughter

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by CharlesLewis, Sep 22, 2020.

  1. CharlesLewis

    CharlesLewis Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Several times she has made a call and the recipient has told her that my daughter's name has shown as the caller. I haven't been able to find a reason for this strange behavior.

    Has anyone else experienced a similar problem?
     


  2. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    That's because someone is"spoofing" your daughter's phone number. Spammers will stop at nothing to get calls thru these days.
     
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  3. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Nix that...
    Did your wife's phone belong to your daughter originally?
     
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  4. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
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    No, I don't know your daughter. :eek: ;)

    @Dannydet I think you misunderstood. He's saying the wife places a call and the phone on the receiving end displays that the daughter is calling. @CharlesLewis, if the recipient of the call has your wife's and daughter's name somehow combined or joined in their contacts, then google will display the first name alphabetically speaking. For example if my son's contact list has myself and my wife as separate contacts but he has our landline listed as the home number, which would be the same, Google will ask if you want to join the contacts. Many accept it without understanding what will happen. Then when either of us call, he only sees one.
     
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  5. svim

    svim Extreme Android User

    Tell your wife she should try opening up the Contacts app on her phone, find and open open up her listed entry, and see what names and data have been entered there. Sounds like your daughter name will be showing instead of your wife's name in one of her phone numbers (you can have multiple ones listed, i.e. Mobile, Home, Work, etc.) Click on the little pencil icon at the top to edit.
     
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  6. CharlesLewis

    CharlesLewis Well-Known Member
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    That wasn't it
     
  7. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
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    Then I'd go back to my original assumption that the recipients have your daughter's and your wife's phone numbers linked. If you know one specifically ask them to look at their contacts list and see if your wife and daughter are listed under the same contact.
     
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  8. CharlesLewis

    CharlesLewis Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    If I understand correctly, the problem might be that the person receiving the call has the error on her contact list. That makes sense.
     
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  9. svim

    svim Extreme Android User

    If your wife's phone calls identify her as your daughter when this involves different recipients than it's probably a matter of her phone or her info with her account of her cellular service. If all her other phone calls are OK and it's just the one person, than yeah, it's most likely something they need to look into on their end. (i.e. check the Contacts listing on their phone)
     
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