Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


chiefie

I iz your trusted friend
5854 posts

Uber Geek

Retired Mod
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

#236202 23-May-2018 10:06
Send private message

This morning I received a call from a "stock broker" telemarketer on the number 026-841-352.

 

Whichever that network/carrier that number belongs to, how does one go about complain to what 026 carrier is?

Despite repeated myself 3 times, clearly, to the telemarketer that I'm no longer interested in whatever "she who has a very heavy accent", yet her insistence to reply with a question of my disinterested from "improving my lifestyle" yadayada crap.

 

I hung up in the end because I got irritated.





Internet is my backyard...

 

«Geekzone blog: Tech 'n Chips Takeaway» «Personal blog: And then...»

 

Please read the Geekzone's FUG

 


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2

Stu

Stu
Hammered
5517 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #2020987 23-May-2018 10:12
Send private message

Subject number doesn't match the post text ;-)

Complain to YOUR provider. They'll want call times etc




Keep calm, and carry on posting.


chiefie

I iz your trusted friend
5854 posts

Uber Geek

Retired Mod
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #2020989 23-May-2018 10:18
Send private message

Stu: Subject number doesn't match the post text ;-)

Complain to YOUR provider. They'll want call times etc

 

Oops, corrected the subject..

 

And talk to my provider? *rolleyes* that means on the phone on hold with Vodafone? I'm gonna try FB Messenger then... I don't like talking on phone haha.





Internet is my backyard...

 

«Geekzone blog: Tech 'n Chips Takeaway» «Personal blog: And then...»

 

Please read the Geekzone's FUG

 


 
 
 
 


Stu

Stu
Hammered
5517 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #2020991 23-May-2018 10:21
Send private message

I'd just message them. Hopefully they take it as seriously as 2 Degrees appear to be. Pretty sure all providers are promising to work on the spam/scam call issue.




Keep calm, and carry on posting.


chiefie

I iz your trusted friend
5854 posts

Uber Geek

Retired Mod
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #2021028 23-May-2018 11:11
Send private message

Cheers, Stu.





Internet is my backyard...

 

«Geekzone blog: Tech 'n Chips Takeaway» «Personal blog: And then...»

 

Please read the Geekzone's FUG

 


stinger
628 posts

Ultimate Geek
Inactive user


  #2021071 23-May-2018 11:56
Send private message

chiefie:

 

This morning I received a call from a "stock broker" telemarketer on the number 026-841-352.

 

Whichever that network/carrier that number belongs to, how does one go about complain to what 026 carrier is?

 

026 is Telecom's pager network. Definitely not a legitimate number for phone calls to come from. Caller ID is not an effective source of knowing where the call comes from (either geographically or network wise), as it can be easily forged by people with malicious intent.


sen8or
994 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #2021116 23-May-2018 12:59
Send private message

Have had several of these calls, usually showing up as a number from Great Brittain or Canada, saying "I see you have expressed an interest in xyz investment strategy". Initially I pushed them for more information, where did you get my name / number etc (as they ask for me by full name on a work issued cell phone) but they dodge the question. They also say I can't be removed from "their list". I am really surprised how insistent and aggressive they get when you don't give them the information they are after.

 

Same treatment now as the "tech support" calls.....

 

 


ZollyMonsta
2907 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #2021117 23-May-2018 12:59
Send private message

Ive got a few of these. It seems like a scam to me.. Call always starts with a long period of silence... someone answers in a busy call centre... foreign voice.  I just hang up now.





 

 

Media DevOps Engineer (TV) @ Vodafone
Check out my LPFM Radio Station at www.thecheese.co.nz cool


 
 
 
 


antoniosk
2064 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #2021120 23-May-2018 13:04
Send private message

stinger:

 

chiefie:

 

This morning I received a call from a "stock broker" telemarketer on the number 026-841-352.

 

Whichever that network/carrier that number belongs to, how does one go about complain to what 026 carrier is?

 

026 is Telecom's pager network. Definitely not a legitimate number for phone calls to come from. Caller ID is not an effective source of knowing where the call comes from (either geographically or network wise), as it can be easily forged by people with malicious intent.

 

 

True, but many years ago I launched a PSTN connection to telecoms RT network that used on 0260 prefix. I doubt it's still in operation but it was never just reserved for paging... 





________

 

Antoniosk

 

Click to see full size


chiefie

I iz your trusted friend
5854 posts

Uber Geek

Retired Mod
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #2021254 23-May-2018 17:11
Send private message

sen8or:

 

Have had several of these calls, usually showing up as a number from Great Brittain or Canada, saying "I see you have expressed an interest in xyz investment strategy". Initially I pushed them for more information, where did you get my name / number etc (as they ask for me by full name on a work issued cell phone) but they dodge the question. They also say I can't be removed from "their list". I am really surprised how insistent and aggressive they get when you don't give them the information they are after.

 

Same treatment now as the "tech support" calls.....

 

EXACTLY LIKE THIS!!





Internet is my backyard...

 

«Geekzone blog: Tech 'n Chips Takeaway» «Personal blog: And then...»

 

Please read the Geekzone's FUG

 


Stu

Stu
Hammered
5517 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #2021257 23-May-2018 17:16
Send private message

I had a couple last year. I wouldn't be surprised if the numpties making the calls actually think they have legit jobs, and are reading from scripts. No empathy for them, though.




Keep calm, and carry on posting.


jarledb
Webhead
2556 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #2021266 23-May-2018 17:37
Send private message

My favourite way to deal with them is to only speak with them in Norwegian.

 

They will typically raise their voices and go "Do you speak ENGLISH" as if raising your voice and emphasising will make someone understand you better.


ZollyMonsta
2907 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #2021300 23-May-2018 18:54
Send private message

Just got another on 028 939 088




 

 

Media DevOps Engineer (TV) @ Vodafone
Check out my LPFM Radio Station at www.thecheese.co.nz cool


Kiwifruta
1264 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  #2021304 23-May-2018 19:00
Send private message

That number is allocated to Spark https://www.nad.org.nz/list/6/Consumer

 

 


CamH
429 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #2021365 23-May-2018 20:47
Send private message

I had something like this in Sydney a couple of months ago - purchased a brand new prepaid SIM as I needed it for Uber Eats and Deliveroo. Second night I was there, got a call from an 026 number, they knew my name and said I had requested information on their "bitcoin strategy". Yeah, nah I don't think so.






xpd

xpd
Im a pirate
10802 posts

Uber Geek

Retired Mod
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #2021554 24-May-2018 08:04
Send private message

CamH:

 

I had something like this in Sydney a couple of months ago - purchased a brand new prepaid SIM as I needed it for Uber Eats and Deliveroo. Second night I was there, got a call from an 026 number, they knew my name and said I had requested information on their "bitcoin strategy". Yeah, nah I don't think so.

 

 

So where did they get your name from ? Phone provider leak ?

 

 





XPD^ / DemiseNZ

 

Blog         Free Games        Twitter      My TradeMe Goodies

 

Pirating in Sea Of Thieves

 

Coming Soon - BBS door games - all the classics!

 

 


 1 | 2
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic





News »

Huawei launches IdeaHub Pro in New Zealand
Posted 27-Oct-2020 16:41


Southland-based IT specialist providing virtual services worldwide
Posted 27-Oct-2020 15:55


NASA discovers water on sunlit surface of Moon
Posted 27-Oct-2020 08:30


Huawei introduces new features to Petal Search, Maps and Docs
Posted 26-Oct-2020 18:05


Nokia selected by NASA to build first ever cellular network on the Moon
Posted 21-Oct-2020 08:34


Nanoleaf enhances lighting line with launch of Triangles and Mini Triangles
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:18


Synology unveils DS16211+
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:12


Ingram Micro introduces FootfallCam to New Zealand channel
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:06


Dropbox adopts Virtual First working policy
Posted 17-Oct-2020 19:47


OPPO announces Reno4 Series 5G line-up in NZ
Posted 16-Oct-2020 08:52


Microsoft Highway to a Hundred expands to Asia Pacific
Posted 14-Oct-2020 09:34


Spark turns on 5G in Auckland
Posted 14-Oct-2020 09:29


AMD Launches AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Desktop Processors
Posted 9-Oct-2020 10:13


Teletrac Navman launches integrated multi-camera solution for transport and logistics industry
Posted 8-Oct-2020 10:57


Farmside hits 10,000 RBI customers
Posted 7-Oct-2020 15:32









Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.