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My wife has an iPhone 5. Recently she's been getting blank iMessages from my Daughter's iPod Touch. Now we've confirmed the Touch is not sending them. It's dead and has been for a while now. We've not sold any iDevices with that iTunes account. There is no reason she should be getting the iMessages.

Today she received a call from herself. My wife's iPhone got a call from my wife's iPhone. Her number on the caller ID. Ever heard of this? It is very odd.
 

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My wife has an iPhone 5. Recently she's been getting blank iMessages from my Daughter's iPod Touch. Now we've confirmed the Touch is not sending them. It's dead and has been for a while now. We've not sold any iDevices with that iTunes account. There is no reason she should be getting the iMessages.

Today she received a call from herself. My wife's iPhone got a call from my wife's iPhone. Her number on the caller ID. Ever heard of this? It is very odd.
I'm curious. Did you go to recents and tap the circled "i" out by the number? If you did, did it still show your wife's number?
 

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How do you report a company for spoofing your own number if you decline the call and have no idea who it is? ;)
I'm not sure if either they or the phone company can tell where it's originating. He may have already accepted one of them and there is a record of that. He also said he received texts. I'm just relaying what they recommend. It's better than doing nothing.
 

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What do you make of the texts? That's an old contact from before my daughter had an iPhone.
 

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What do you make of the texts? That's an old contact from before my daughter had an iPhone.
No idea really. If it wasn't phishing for info, then it may have been a carrier issue. You might give them a call and see what they say about it.
 

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Have you considered deleting both contacts completely from the phone and other synced sources/services and then recreating them after rebooting the wife's phone?
Just spitballing this idea.
 

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Thanks for the reply...the contact was deleted already. Maybe it's Elvis?
Elvis has an iPhone? That must be who I get all those mysterious alert sounds from. It sounds like the that one called tri-tone. I hear it about 2 or 3 times an hour. No idea what it's for. Not email. Not refresh background apps. I've checked everywhere and everything. Must be Elvis! :D