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866 number being dialed at night by MJ on it's own

 
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hairr
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Joined: 05 Aug 2008
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:28 am    Post subject: 866 number being dialed at night by MJ on it's own

Okay I have a very scary situation here.
I noticed night before last that my MJ was trying to dial a number while I was on the computer. Everyone was asleep and I did not dial this. I thought maybe I hit a button or something and dismissed this. It happened 3 times.

Now when I look at my calls list this morning I find that this number was dialed again last night while the the two of us were asleep.

This makes me very nervous to think that someone may be trying to hack in. I called this number and sounds like a computer!!!

I contacted MJ chat and all I was told was to unplug the MJ and plug into a different USB port.

Has anyone else had this happen to them???

This is the number that it dials, the call lasted 44 sec only
866-363-7172
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joevv
Dan isn't smart enough to hire me


Joined: 26 Jun 2008
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:57 am    Post subject:

Indeed if that happened on my pc I would be scared too. Sounds like your pc is infected with a trojan/virus or something that's allowing someone to use your pc remotely.

Joe
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dixonba
MagicJack Newbie


Joined: 28 Feb 2008
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 8:59 am    Post subject:

satellite tv?

http://forum.voip.com/viewtopic.php?id=214
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hairr
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Joined: 05 Aug 2008
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:23 am    Post subject:

Ya I do, Never thought of that.
Seems to happen same time of night, I will have to dbl check that. Thanks!

I was starting to have second thoughts about using the MJ, not to mention the slight heart attack!
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dixonba
MagicJack Newbie


Joined: 28 Feb 2008
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:17 am    Post subject:

Do you have dish network? I'm thinking about getting dish network and wanting to hook the boxes up to my magicjack to avoid the $5 phone fee per box. Since it seems that your box is dialing out I guess that means it works. Have you noticed any problems with call quality degredation with these recievers hooked up (someone else here said that happend)?
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Matt9876
Dan Should Pay Me


Joined: 26 Jul 2008
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 12:35 pm    Post subject:

My DirecTV box makes about 10 calls per day to 1-800 and 1-866 #s and every once in awhile the modem connection is successful Smile


I mainly keep it connected for the caller ID information.

It's not perfect but I like my MJ. Very Happy
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rictic
MagicJack Contributor


Joined: 20 Jun 2008
Posts: 71
Location: FL, USA

PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 1:54 pm    Post subject:

I had a similar issue when I first got MJ, only it was dialing a local number, you can check the link below for the full story.

http://www.phoneservicesupport.com/mj-dialing-out-each-morning-t2267.html

It turned out to be something strange with the new phone I bought. I replaced the phone and the dialing out stopped. It was just plain weird.
It could also be an alarm system if you have one and your MJ is connected to a phone jack in your house.
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hairr
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 3:05 pm    Post subject:

Thanks everyone, turned out that it is the dish reciver calling out. Talked to dish and they said
24DrDcb) Rebekah C: the number the receiver is calling is our call collector
(24DrDcb) Rebekah C: so that is fine

I have had no problems with call quality at all having my reciever hooked into this.

I just ran a splitter off my phone into the wall jack so I could hook it up.
Cannot use the wall jacks in my house alone for the phone as there is too much noise even with a DSL filter (expensive one at that). It wont hang up correctly.
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devinmccloud
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Joined: 08 Sep 2008
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 2:21 am    Post subject:

I noticed mine start to call 1-900-hot-girl in the wee hours while my wife was asleep!

Very Happy
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