spoofed text messages

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seismicdeath
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Someone is texting my wife posing as my cell number. Is text spoofing possible? So can this spoofer see my texts too? When my wife responds to me does the spoofer see it too? This is real...... My wife asked "why you type <something >" and I never typed it nor saw it in my text history.
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It is possible to spoof a SMS or text message. Additionally there is malware out there that can affect Android devices and send fake text messages. The infected apps are not super common though.


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seismicdeath
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It makes sense to be able to spoof my number, but how did the spoofer know numbers from my address book like my wife's number? Thanks for you reply.
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That I don't know. If you're on Android and have malware present, it may very well have full access to your contact list. Also if you're using a third party texting app or if someone has your facebook password even.


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