Phone Pranksters: Caught 'Em!
Article: 7518 of alt.hackers From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom Wemlinger) Newsgroups: alt.hackers Subject: Phone Pranksters: Caught 'Em! Date: 16 Mar 1995 05:02:09 GMT Organization: InfiNet Lines: 21 Approved: Yes Message-ID: email@example.com NNTP-Posting-Host: rigel.infinet.com X-Newsreader: TIN [version 1.2 PL2] Status: RO
I have recently been bothered by some phone pranksters who call anonymously and leave obnoxious voice mail messages. After finding another one in my voice mailbox this evening, I punched *69, waited for an answer, then disconnected and IMMEDIATELY punched *69 again; I then hung up and waited for the callback ring, and - BINGO! The other number showed up on the CID box this time! I wish I could take credit for this, but I got this from an alt.2600 thread consisting mainly of posts claiming that it wouldn't work. (Equipment-dependent, maybe?) ObSmallApplianceHack: After about the third time I got home from work and found that I'd left the coffee maker turned on, I went to Radio Shack and picked up a pilot lamp of suitable specifications, reamed a hole in the housing, and wired it in. Musta been visible from half a mile away! No more baked-on residue in the carafe! No more nasty odors (at least burnt coffee ones, anyway)!