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    Default Is anyone else getting strange phone numbers on their phone?

    Hi,

    3 weeks weeks ago I bought a Moto G, uploaded my contacts from Google and all was fine.

    2 weeks ago I noticed a new phone number on my phone staring 0344 which came up as contact "Work Number" and had both internet and e-mail icons against the contact. I deleted it and double checked my computer for malware (using spybot & Norton) - Nothing was found. Interestingly this number did not appear on my HTC android phone, although both update from Google contacts.

    Today I noticed another number 01513246688 in both my Google contacts and phone which was listed as my custom number, again with internet and e-mail icons against the contact but it is not my number and is nothing to do with me.

    Anyone got any ideas about what is going on?
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    Default Re: Is anyone else getting strange phone numbers on their phone?

    The only explaination for new numbers showing up in your contacts is other apps syncing with your device. Once I linked Twitter, FXCamera, Snapchat and maybe a couple of others my contacts exploded. Check that they are not contacts from other apps. You can also Google the numbers to see if they are nefarious or legit.
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    Default Re: Is anyone else getting strange phone numbers on their phone?

    If you Google the number 01513246688 it throws up a lot of interesting stuff. I'd download malwarebytes and scan in safe mode and see if it turns up anything.
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    Default Re: Is anyone else getting strange phone numbers on their phone?

    On my Moto G I've gotten a bunch of wrong numbers but I've never seen this before. What I'd do is so a malware scan and check if any Twitter, Facebook or Google+ contacts showed up.

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