Pranksters are always looking for the next challenge. They want to test their abilities and see how far they can go. When you are done with ding-dong ditches and silly prank puns, make the ultimate anonymous call with caller ID spoofing.
Why Is It A Big Deal?
For one thing, spoof calls and prank calls occupy a gray area. One wrong move can easily get you into trouble. Now imagine what would happen if you tried to do both? A spoofed prank call is a 2-in-1 deal.
The best-case scenario is that you make a hilarious prank call. When your target tries to look you up and give you a taste of your own medicine - they come up cold. The fake phone number guarantees your privacy.
The worst-case scenario, on the other hand, paints a very different picture. If you go too far - it stops being a prank and becomes a harassment call. If you get the wrong person involved, you can face hefty fines and maybe even jail time! Dun dun dun.
If you want to pull off a prank with spoof calls - you have to be strategic about it!
How To Make A Spoof Call Prank
Here are the steps you can take to make the perfect spoof prank call:
Create The Perfect Prank Call
The first thing you need to get in order is your material. If you are making a high-stakes prank call, you'll want to make the most out of it.
Prank Call Idea
Figure out what kind of prank call you want to pull. You could pose as a telemarketer, a delivery man, or a mobster on the run. There are so many prank call ideas out there. Find one you are comfortable with and run with it.
Remember to avoid making a harassment call. While pranks are jokes, not everyone might see it that way. "Sorry, I didn't mean to offend," will not hold up in court.
Steer clear of multiple calls - if you have to do it for the bit, keep it at the bare minimum. Avoid making threatening statements, indecent comments, and biased opinions. There are plenty of pranks you can make without crossing the line.
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The next thing you need to work on is creating the perfect character for the bit. What's the point of a fake number if your friends and family know it's you? Why waste the anonymous call? Develop a persona and pick and choose the right characteristics that will help sell the joke. Change your name, occupation, and voice - become the character.
Some prank calls require more work than others. If you can't change your voice every well, you can look for a voice changer. It will manipulate the pitch and timber and allow you to create a convincing character.
Ownage Pranks also has a free character soundboard you can use. Insert their voices here and there to add texture and realism to your phone call.
Read More: The Art of Pranking: Voice Acting Tips!
Once you have the prank idea and character, start working on the prank script. Don't hem and haw during the phone call. Get rid of the kinks in the script during your drafting process so you can have the perfect prank call.
With the prank section out of the way, let's move on to the spoof call section.
Mask Your Phone Number With Caller ID Spoofing
To briefly recap - a spoof call is a way to hide your real number and put a fake in its place. People often use it to keep their personal information - private. There are several ways you can make a spoof call - the easiest one being via a mobile app.
Download A Spoof Call App
You have to choose the right mobile app for the job. If you have to pay for the service, it quickly becomes very expensive. Download a free spoof app from your mobile's Play Store or App Store. Make sure that it has the following features:
Record phone calls and texts
Ownage Pranks is a spoof call app coming to the app stores soon. Keep an eye out for it!
Set It Up
After you downloaded the free spoof app, fill out the rest of the important details. Since every spoofing service is a little different, this section may vary. Generally speaking, you should be able to create your own fake number.
Explore all the features your mobile app has to offer and give it a test run. You don't want to be in the middle of the prank call and still fuddle with the controls.
Dial Your Target's Phone Number
Once you’ve mastered everything the service has to cover - it's go time! List down the people you want to prank and go through them one by one! Enter their phone number using the app, and you are good to go. While you can see their number on display, they'll receive your placeholder.
Have Fun Prank Calling!
Now that you have effectively hidden your number, you can make all the prank calls you want! From prank calls to prank text messages, you have every opportunity to make a truly memorable prank call. Add fake background sounds and create a compelling setting. You can even change your voice and sound like a man or woman. Use everything in your arsenal!
So How Do You Get Away With It?
Stay on the right side of the law to avoid complications. Prank calling is illegal when you use it to harass someone else. Solution? Keep it clean or clean-ish. Give them no reason to criticize your bit. If you live in a one-party state, you can record the prank call for contingencies.
Read More: Is Prank Calling Illegal?
Spoof calling is illegal too, but only when you use it to defraud or wrongfully obtain something of value. Remember, the busy catching actual scammers at work. As long as you use the app for fun, there should be no reason why you can't use them.
Read More: Is Spoofing a Phone Number Illegal?
There you have it! A step-by-step guide to making the perfect prank call with a spoofed number. If you don't want to go through the trouble, request a prank call with Ownage Pranks. Our experienced pranksters can do all the work for you. Whether you do it yourself or recruit our help, have fun pranking!