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Is it possible for you to get calls from your own number?

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It is not possible to call a phone number from the number itself, but caller ID spoofing can make it appear as if a phone is getting a call from its own number. People who receive phone calls from their own numbers should look out for scams.

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What happens when people dial their own numbers varies based on the type of phone and service; some systems produce busy tones, while others, such as Google Voice, connect the dialer to the phone number's voicemail. Scammers can spoof any phone number when placing a call, and some might use the recipient's own number in an effort to bypass call blocking systems or to make the recipient curious enough to answer.

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