1. EHasty's Avatar
    I have been at home, sick for 3 days, on my own, no one could have physically used my mobile.

    A friend received a very malicious personal text (eg her boyfriends name was mentioned) from MY number about 4am. My provider is Orange.

    There was no evidence of the text in my outbox. The text is on her phone.
    I did not send the text. How did it come from my number? How did this happen.
    01-06-10 05:09 PM
  2. wallpaperguy's Avatar
    There are spoof apps that allow you to make calls and such and let you show a number other than your own. Sounds like someone you know is using that to mess with you and your friend.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    01-06-10 05:15 PM
  3. EHasty's Avatar
    yes, it would have to be someone we both know. Surely these spoof apps wouldn't allow you to list someone elses real number? I thought they were just used for crank calls not texts?
    01-06-10 05:54 PM
  4. Gnomad's Avatar
    Is there an option to send a text directly from Oranges website? I know with Verizon there is the option to send a text, there is even a space to enter a callback number.
    01-06-10 06:39 PM
  5. EHasty's Avatar
    Thank you it sounded like it could be it, but i have just tried it and they send you a password to your mobile first to authorise it before you can send any messages. Although i tried this off a site called sms club i imagine Orange do the same thing, authorising the phone first. Would you have a link to the Orange one i couldn't find it.
    01-06-10 06:50 PM
  6. Gnomad's Avatar
    Sorry, but no I don't. You probably need to have an account with them to access that area on their website.
    01-06-10 06:57 PM
  7. notsosmartwitmysmartphone's Avatar
    Not only does the "spoof" software exist (one I know of for a fact does the text with no password sent to 3rd number), I also knew an @$$hole who could do it with no software. We were not on good terms and I started getting calls at like 3, 4 in the morning: "Please quit texting my husband on how much you loved his @$$hole last night". I was truly irate by the second night. Lol, hated him.

    I wont say how I put that to a stop, but he stopped and admitted it was him and even sent back out apologies since he started getting the same calls from the same people. Honestly though, if he knew I couldn't hack and had just got lucky with some cheap software I downloaded (now illegal), he could have done a lot worse than the texts judging by his setup and knowledge which he finally revealed.

    Point is: You can get the phone companies involved which is really just more hassle (not to mention a little "narc like"). If he is good enough not to get caught at that point, you and the girl probably should have no trouble narrowing it down on the list of people you both know who might have such skills.
    01-09-10 03:52 AM
  8. sageuvagony's Avatar
    There are online services that you can use to easily spoof your phone number to anything you want, and same goes for texts. I know because I use the service once in a blue moon to mess with a friend
    01-19-10 06:48 PM
  9. lovli_lady24's Avatar
    A lot of service providers have a place on the website where u can send txts from their website.it gives u the option 2 put any callback # u like or none @ all.i don't kno about every company but I've seen sprint and alltel 4 sure and maybe at&t.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    01-20-10 01:46 PM
  10. corehfix's Avatar
    you sure you're not drunk dialing? Maybe a little too much cough syrup? ;]
    01-20-10 10:35 PM
  11. TabbyBlue's Avatar
    my husband is getting spam text from my number. How do I stop this? Saying install ringtones. How do I stop this?
    02-08-10 09:56 PM
  12. penny01's Avatar
    Hello, "this isn't easy - but here goes".. I often am out of town for work ( 1st suspicion). At any rate, I found a picture of my husband in a very provocative pose taken in our home in the main bathroom. He states that HE took this pic to send to me because he missed me. I never got this pic, he stated to me that he changed his mind about sending it. I inadvertently answered his phone mess and saw this picture which was sent and it also shows the # that it was sent to. Then a quite nasty reply from the same #, then about 4 hrs later the same day, another msg. from the same #. There was no reply that I could find from my husband’s #. He is very adamant that “he has no idea how this happened” and is very upset and angry. At any rate can anyone shed some light???!! I have spoke to my friend who is a manager @ Verizon and she says that this can happen. I don’t believe IT…. Already spent about $10k on a good divorce lawyer – HELP! I need some insight please. Thanks
    02-10-13 11:30 AM
  13. Amanda Kiss's Avatar
    Can anybody help me... A text msg was sent from my mobile phone to a mobile number... I did not send the msg and no one else had access to my phone but the msg is clearly in my sent msg box... the msg states my name and my email address then the word "card no:" with a list of numbers and "code:" with a list of numbers... I have checked with every card,account and bill and these numbers do not seem to be valid with anything relating to me. I replied to the text "who is this" when i noticed it but got no response I have tried numerous times to ring the number the text was sent to but each time it says the phone is off... does anyone have any ideas as to what this is or how it can happen??? would greatly appreciate ANY help...
    03-20-13 01:34 AM
  14. Afroe's Avatar
    Penny and Amanda,
    have you figured out how this is possible? I am getting very offensive and outrageous messages from someone saying that messages were sent from my phone by "me" when I never did it. help?!?!
    06-19-13 03:04 PM
  15. Fiipinha's Avatar
    I know i'm a little late on this feed and most of you just don't remember about this but i need help... I really think this happenned to me! Can you tell me the name of the software you use to do this? Even the principal is involved because of the texts that were sent from my phone... But he doesn't do anything and i want to find out what was used to do this. If you can help i'd really apreciate it, thank you !
    12-28-13 07:45 AM
  16. sweetquilter's Avatar
    I had my boyfriend receive a very sexual invitation to a porn website from a third party but using my number. Then a second one saying sorry xxx-xxxx (his number) mistyped your number that message was not for you. It does NOT show as sent on my phone. I called Sprint, and they show no texts from my phone neither. Needless to say, he is very upset and doesn't believe me. His phone says it is from mine and these texts are right in the conversation with all the others between us. HELP! How did this happen?
    08-23-14 11:56 PM
  17. Vincent Romani's Avatar
    Everyone should realize that sms messages are done through the carrier. It is a standard protocol which is the same for all carriers. (for the most part.) it is not your blackberry that is screwing up, it's your carrier who is allowing people to falsify their phone number in order to intercept messages.

    It is quite easy to send texts from a number, there are tonnes of websites that do it.

    If you want your messages to be secured, then I recommend using an IM app such as BBM because BlackBerry uses their own encryption methods which, even if intercepted, can not be deciphered.

    Posted via CB10
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    08-24-14 12:06 AM
  18. Marko M1's Avatar
    There is little you can do to stop it. Because there are many services that offer sending sms from any number you type.
    One of ways to be sure if sender is genuine is to check service center number (number used for sms sending) because all of these services I found use their own service center number. So compare that number to service center number used by your carrier (it's somewhere in sms settings).
    I didn't use older BlackBerry phones for a while now and I'm not sure if it's even possible to see service center number for received sms. Try in message details or something like that.

    Posted via CB10
    12-26-14 11:40 PM
  19. jmr1015's Avatar
    As others have said, Apps exist that can change the outgoing number for a call or text to any number you want.

    Bluff My Call - Change Your Caller ID and Voice From Any Phone
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    12-26-14 11:44 PM