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# 217804 12-Jul-2017 22:24
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Hi everyone, I am getting annoying phone calls from these random numbers, and I answered one, and it wreaked of a scammer, saying he can give me cheap life insurance, I said no, long story short I am now getting constant calls on my phone, I have blocked their numbers, and I am getting voice mails from them, is there anything I can do? I go to ring skinny, and when I do I forget they close at 7pm, so I don't always have time to ring, I'm thinking of getting a new number but I don't think that will answer my problem?




      

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  # 1821569 12-Jul-2017 23:21
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Not much you can do if the calls are of random numbers as they're often just spoofing a random number anyway. You could also disable Voicemail if you're not wanting it (so your phone rings forever). Only other thing I say is really to change your number but this is going to the extremes...





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  # 1821570 12-Jul-2017 23:24
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Just take the life insurance, it's probably a good deal.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1821571 12-Jul-2017 23:28
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Ive had a couple of those. If I have nothing better to do just say "whats life insurance?" and they explain it and just have stupid questions and that seemed to make them frustrated and they stopped.





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  # 1821575 12-Jul-2017 23:48
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I managed to find a video of this happening to you...


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  # 1821863 13-Jul-2017 13:27
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patrickstarr: Hi everyone, I am getting annoying phone calls from these random numbers, and I answered one, and it wreaked of a scammer, saying he can give me cheap life insurance, I said no, long story short I am now getting constant calls on my phone, I have blocked their numbers, and I am getting voice mails from them, is there anything I can do? I go to ring skinny, and when I do I forget they close at 7pm, so I don't always have time to ring, I'm thinking of getting a new number but I don't think that will answer my problem?

 

You could try the Skinny Answer Message Service instead of Voicemail for a while.  This plays a message (eg please text me) but doesn't let people leave a response.  You can easily switch between Voicemail and Answer Service.

 

https://support.skinny.co.nz/article/answer-message-service-20.html


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