Solving the mystery of calls from +266696687

Shaun Ewing Popular, Technology 4 Comments

For a while now I’ve noticed calls coming in through my voice trunks with a strange caller ID.

That caller ID is +266696687.

At first I thought they might have been calls from an Australian 02 number with an incorrect conversion to E164 (eg: that number might have really been 02 6669 6687).

After doing some further digging I then noticed that the digits stand for ANONYMOUS as typed on a telephone keyboard.


I have come across a few sites indicating that these calls should be blocked however in my case they are legitimate calls from people with their caller ID withheld. As such if you’re considering the same then I’d suggest proceeding with caution.

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Solving the mystery of calls from +266696687 was last modified: May 1st, 2017 by Shaun Ewing

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  1. From the Netherlands also just got a call from this number/person. Apparently its from a smal african country lesotho, probably scammers like nigerians are famous for. Dont pick up and block is what i did and think you should do.

  2. Someone called me at work from this number and said his name was Mark Anderson. I don’t owe any money or anything so this is strange. And he demanded to talk to me and said he was a family friend. So strange and when they were getting him to me, he hung up.

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