Caller ID blocking doesn’t always work

This post was written by marc on May 25, 2009
Posted Under: Letters to the Editor

Here’s an example of that. This right wing nutjob calls me up at 11:05 PM Pacific time May 22, 2009 from Alexandria Virginia (2:05 AM his time) and leaves me two voice mail messages. He has his caller ID blocked so he thinks he anonymous. I’m guessing that he probably read my letters to the editor that were publishing in the Washington Times. He calls twice. Here’s what he has to say:

Message 1

Message 2

WOW! Mr. Wyllie sure has a problem with Jews.

I have his phone number and I know who he is. The phone number he called from is (571) 313-xxxx. I did a reverse lookup and the guy’s name is John M. Wyllie, xxxx Spring Faire Ct. Alexandria VA. 22315. He’s using a Comcast phone so I’ll probably report him to Comcast and see what they have to say.

These mother fuckers piss me off. They think the can call people in the middle of the night hiding behind caller ID blocking and intimidate people. It’s a desparate move since the neocons got their butt kicked in the last election. But boy was he surprised when I called him up and he found out I figured out it was him. Same voice, but denying he called me. I think it will be me who has the last laugh.

So – if you are getting these kind of harrassing phone calls and you want to know who is calling you, breaking caller ID blocking isn’t very hard. Caller ID blocking doesn’t work if you call an 800 (toll free) number. On my cell phone (Verizon) I have a feature that will forward the call to another number if I don’t answer the phone. In my case the other number is an 800 number that has my voice mail. It takes the message and emails me a WAV file with the recording – and the caller ID of the caller – even if it’s blocked. So even though my cell phone says “Blocked Caller ID” my voice mail reveals the culprit.

These kind of calls are criminal and I’m exposing this guy, bringing him out of the shadows and into the light. I don’t know how many other people he calls up to hassas but maybe these Cheney fans will get the message that behaving like a terrorist isn’t going to work.

Reader Comments

Nice feature from Verizon..

He doesn’t sound like the brightest bulb on the tree so I can’t tell if he’s drunk or not. I’m guessing he is.
Stick it too him.


They have internet access in VA? Who’d a thunk it.

Written By Chris Mac on May 25th, 2009 @ 6:59 pm

That’s pretty awesome, how do you get an 800 number that e-mails you your messages? I hate blocked calls and would love to do that.

Written By Chris on May 25th, 2009 @ 10:34 pm

I would also like to get that 800 number. I have Verizon. I live in a 55+ retirement community and people get very upset over issues. It upsets me when they go on about things and yet don’t use their identity.

Written By beahaven on May 26th, 2009 @ 3:27 am

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