[asterisk-users] OT: Question on Caller ID (Spoofing calls with Asterisk)

David Duffett dduffett at digium.com
Tue Aug 26 09:49:46 CDT 2014

Asterisk can set any Caller ID name and number you want with the CALLERID()

Type 'core show function CALLERID()' on the Asterisk command line to get
the details.

Whether your trunk will convey the Caller ID you have set is another matter
- and entirely the choice of your outbound carrier.

On 26 August 2014 22:45, Jeffrey Walton <noloader at gmail.com> wrote:

> I got a call from an overseas call center telling me about the
> problems with the Windows machine I was using. They wanted to remote
> in and fix things for me ... (Ignore the fact I use a MacBook Pro or
> an ASUS laptop with Debian).
> What I found curious was the caller's name was Asterisk, and the
> caller's number was Asterisk at 10 or or Astrk at 10 similar. (I don't
> recall the exact number, but it was malformed and it had an '@' in
> it).
> I'd like to read a little more about spoofing calls with Asterisk. Can
> anyone provide a reference?
> Thanks in advance.
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