I’m used to getting spoofed numbers on my iPhone so I don’t answer if it’s an unknown caller but now both my phone number and my brother’s were spoofed about an hour after we had a normal phone call. We’re both on iPhones, different carriers, live in different states. He was going to send me a photo about a shoe insole after our call but I never got it. Then he got a facetime from “me” with a short porn video. That was followed by a barrage of calls and and texts from various spoofed numbers from areas near me, some related to shoes. I had gone to bed and when I saw a facetime on my phone from “him” the next morning I just deleted it. I thought it was a mistake since we don’t use facetime. Then I got an email from my niece explaining what had happened to bro. I got another facetime with a video from “him” the next day, didn’t open it, nothing since. So these are my questions:
This wasn’t your typical spoofing. How did someone get both of our phone numbers and know we had just called each other? Some of the texts even used a header related to shoes. He’s on Verizon and I’m on Cricket.
My brother and I talked via his landline since then, but my only phone is my iPhone. Is there a way for either of us to tell when a call shows up with his/my ID if it spoofed or really from the caller?
I did do an FCC complaint but I doubt it will come to anything. Thanks for any insights.