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Topic # 146608 23-May-2014 14:44
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Anyone have any idea what this might be? My wife is getting the calls several times a week and it is driving her potty!





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  Reply # 1051750 23-May-2014 15:00
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Many international calls I receive on my mobile come up with zero's for the Caller ID.

I think it is most likely that she has won $20,000,000 and the lottery company is trying to get hold of her so she can pay the fees to have the funds released, or her computer has a virus and she needs to give the Microsoft Helpdesk remote access to her computer so they can fix it for her.

If it gets really annoying, the Telco might be able to block them for you.




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  Reply # 1051752 23-May-2014 15:02
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Seems like a spoofed CLI, no way is that valid.  International anon calls should be 0000 at worst.  Report it to your telco, most have a mechanism for reporting nuisance calls.  They can find out where they're coming from and pass the buck along (or possibly drop the calls).

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  Reply # 1051753 23-May-2014 15:03
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ubergeeknz: Seems like a spoofed CLI, no way is that valid.  International anon calls should be 0000 at worst.  Report it to your telco, most have a mechanism for reporting nuisance calls.  They can find out where they're coming from and pass the buck along (or possibly drop the calls).


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  Reply # 1051755 23-May-2014 15:08
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IF the phone she can can do custom ringtones for specific callers, consider going into the Recent Calls area and adding the number to her contacts (address book).  Find a very very quiet ringtone or the least annoying sound you can and set that ringtone for that contact.  It doesn't stop the calls, but should stop the bother of hearing the call and running to the phone.




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  Reply # 1051756 23-May-2014 15:11
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ubergeeknz: Seems like a spoofed CLI, no way is that valid.  International anon calls should be 0000 at worst.  Report it to your telco, most have a mechanism for reporting nuisance calls.  They can find out where they're coming from and pass the buck along (or possibly drop the calls).


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Good point.  Are you using a VoIP setup?  Does it allow calls that do not come in via your provider's proxy?



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  Reply # 1051772 23-May-2014 15:51
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ubergeeknz:
johnr:
ubergeeknz: Seems like a spoofed CLI, no way is that valid.  International anon calls should be 0000 at worst.  Report it to your telco, most have a mechanism for reporting nuisance calls.  They can find out where they're coming from and pass the buck along (or possibly drop the calls).


Not if the are starting on the web


Good point.  Are you using a VoIP setup?  Does it allow calls that do not come in via your provider's proxy?


No it's just an iPhone on VF.





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  Reply # 1051776 23-May-2014 16:04
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Sounds like it is an auto-dialer that isn't detecting when you pick up the call.  Definitely complain to your Telco. 

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  Reply # 1051851 23-May-2014 18:24
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Standard practice for auto-diallers. Pretty much nothing you can do. These people are in the same boat as spammers and DDoS-ers - they should be shot with a ball of their own sh1t.

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Just block the number on the iphone (assuming it's running iOS7+)

call history>(i) to the right of the number>scroll down. The rest is obvious.




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chevrolux: Standard practice for auto-diallers. Pretty much nothing you can do. These people are in the same boat as spammers and DDoS-ers - they should be shot with a ball of their own sh1t.


Not true, especially given it's using a bogus CLI.  Your Telco can take it up with whoever is transiting the calls, and have it shut down or at least a valid CLI applied so the calls can be blocked.  We chase these sort of things up all the time.

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  Reply # 1051924 23-May-2014 20:55
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Mothership calling you home?



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  Reply # 1052002 23-May-2014 23:36
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blakamin: Mothership calling you home?


No, those messages come via my tooth fillings.







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  Reply # 1052252 24-May-2014 14:43
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andrewNZ: Just block the number on the iphone (assuming it's running iOS7+)

call history>(i) to the right of the number>scroll down. The rest is obvious.


Oh cool - I had no idea you could do that! Thanks. They hid that little feature away well.





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