Anti-healthcare calls use Reid's number

An unknown caller on a recorded message landed in Democratic House offices throughout Wednesday with the caller ID claiming to be with Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidWATCH: There is no Trump-Russia collusion and the media should stop pushing this The demise of debate in Congress ‘North by Northwest,’ the Carter Page remake MORE's (D-Nev.) office.

The calls, which deliver an anti-healthcare and anti-spending message claiming to come from constituents, have hit several Democratic offices. But the number that shows up on the House's caller identification system shows the calls are coming from Reid's office.

The tactic, known as "spoofing," enraged Reid's office.

"An unidentified organization is dishonestly using Sen. Reid’s office number to mislead people and to create yet another distraction from the important issues our country needs to address," said Reid spokesman Rodell Mollineau. “American families are suffering and every day that defenders of the status quo spend on misleading and disruptive tactics like this is a wasted opportunity to be working on finding real solutions.”

The 30-second calls have gone to several members' offices, most of which declined to comment because the caller claims to be a constituent.

The calls come as both parties engage in behind-the-scenes jousting over the heathcare measure. Last week, the Democratic National Committee made phone calls to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellLawmakers feel pressure on guns Bipartisan group of House lawmakers urge action on Export-Import Bank nominees Curbelo Dem rival lashes out over immigration failure MORE's (R-Ky.) offices throughout the Bluegrass State asking for office hours.

Meanwhile, Democratic members have also gotten strange phone calls asking for times their offices are open to the public.