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Topic # 189408 28-Dec-2015 20:25
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I'm receiving spam from 0273245370 - who should I speak to regarding this given it is an 027 number?




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  Reply # 1458248 28-Dec-2015 20:33
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@kawaii DIA what is the general context of the SMS about?

http://www.dia.govt.nz/Services-Anti-Spam-Index



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  Reply # 1458250 28-Dec-2015 20:39
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johnr: @kawaii DIA what is the general context of the SMS about?

http://www.dia.govt.nz/Services-Anti-Spam-Index


Selling spray tans. I have a brand new number, the only people who know about my number are my bank, insurance, power company, telephone, internet etc. nothing beyond a small group of people I know. The person who owns 0273245370 lives down in Christchurch - I'm doing a follow up on where she got my number. I never asked for her spam in the first place.

Edit: I've reported it, she claimed it was her ex-boyfriends number. Not buying it. Great, now I'm going to have to get a new number just to avoid the idiot.




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  Reply # 1458258 28-Dec-2015 21:04
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Work game me a new phone with a new number. My first phone call was from a guy who was asking for Gary, told him he had the wrong number and he said 'sweet as, do you know anyone else that can sell me some 'pot' '


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  Reply # 1458261 28-Dec-2015 21:10
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The best way to make sure you are not getting a re-used number would be to get a new Skinny or maybe 2Degrees number and then port it to the network you want to use.

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  Reply # 1458266 28-Dec-2015 21:26
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mckenndk: The best way to make sure you are not getting a re-used number would be to get a new Skinny or maybe 2Degrees number and then port it to the network you want to use.


@mckenndk other carriers open up new ranges, I opened up a new range on Vodafone not that long ago



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  Reply # 1458268 28-Dec-2015 21:27
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mckenndk: The best way to make sure you are not getting a re-used number would be to get a new Skinny or maybe 2Degrees number and then port it to the network you want to use.


It was a new SIM card from 2 Degrees Mobile - I guess I'll have to change the number once again.




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  Reply # 1458270 28-Dec-2015 21:31
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kawaii:
mckenndk: The best way to make sure you are not getting a re-used number would be to get a new Skinny or maybe 2Degrees number and then port it to the network you want to use.


It was a new SIM card from 2 Degrees Mobile - I guess I'll have to change the number once again.


My number is a blatantly simple one (@johnr knows) and because of this I get so much spam. However, I also bait the spammers. Not a real excuse to change your number as this is more annoying again. Instead with me I just ignore spammy messages or use Android's block function if they come through more than once (after phoning them pretending to be "interested" in whatever they're trying to sell / scam me with).




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  Reply # 1458271 28-Dec-2015 21:32
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Is it really that big of a deal that you're going to go through the effort of changing numbers for?

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  Reply # 1458272 28-Dec-2015 21:32
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kawaii:
mckenndk: The best way to make sure you are not getting a re-used number would be to get a new Skinny or maybe 2Degrees number and then port it to the network you want to use.


It was a new SIM card from 2 Degrees Mobile - I guess I'll have to change the number once again.


@kawaii over 1 SMS bit OTT


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  Reply # 1458275 28-Dec-2015 21:45
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@johnr
Are the prefix's (021,027,022 etc)still tied to the specific carrier when you buy a new sim or can a carrier sim possibly come staying with any prefix now days

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  Reply # 1458276 28-Dec-2015 21:48
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mckenndk: @johnr

Are the prefix's (021,027,022 etc)still tied to the specific carrier when you buy a new sim or can a carrier sim possibly come staying with any prefix now days


Nope still 021 but new range



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  Reply # 1458277 28-Dec-2015 21:57
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johnr:
kawaii:
mckenndk: The best way to make sure you are not getting a re-used number would be to get a new Skinny or maybe 2Degrees number and then port it to the network you want to use.


It was a new SIM card from 2 Degrees Mobile - I guess I'll have to change the number once again.


@kawaii over 1 SMS bit OTT


Now that person has my number I'm worried she could be an scumbag with it. Sigh.




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  Reply # 1458278 28-Dec-2015 21:58
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kawaii:
johnr:
kawaii:
mckenndk: The best way to make sure you are not getting a re-used number would be to get a new Skinny or maybe 2Degrees number and then port it to the network you want to use.


It was a new SIM card from 2 Degrees Mobile - I guess I'll have to change the number once again.


@kawaii over 1 SMS bit OTT


Now that person has my number I'm worried she could be an scumbag with it. Sigh.


You worry about that?? You have done the right thing reported it to the DIA

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  Reply # 1458281 28-Dec-2015 22:04
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michaelmurfy:
kawaii:
mckenndk: The best way to make sure you are not getting a re-used number would be to get a new Skinny or maybe 2Degrees number and then port it to the network you want to use.


It was a new SIM card from 2 Degrees Mobile - I guess I'll have to change the number once again.


My number is a blatantly simple one (@johnr knows) and because of this I get so much spam. However, I also bait the spammers. Not a real excuse to change your number as this is more annoying again. Instead with me I just ignore spammy messages or use Android's block function if they come through more than once (after phoning them pretending to be "interested" in whatever they're trying to sell / scam me with).


I recall someone trying to sell 021234567 on trademe
ROTFLMAO they even had even gone to the trouble to Photoshop a sim pack




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  Reply # 1458283 28-Dec-2015 22:06
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hyperman:
michaelmurfy:
kawaii:
mckenndk: The best way to make sure you are not getting a re-used number would be to get a new Skinny or maybe 2Degrees number and then port it to the network you want to use.


It was a new SIM card from 2 Degrees Mobile - I guess I'll have to change the number once again.


My number is a blatantly simple one (@johnr knows) and because of this I get so much spam. However, I also bait the spammers. Not a real excuse to change your number as this is more annoying again. Instead with me I just ignore spammy messages or use Android's block function if they come through more than once (after phoning them pretending to be "interested" in whatever they're trying to sell / scam me with).


I recall someone trying to sell 021234567 on trademe
ROTFLMAO they even had even gone to the trouble to Photoshop a sim pack


Not enough digits for a number that starts with 0212

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