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Topic # 224075 1-Nov-2017 13:29
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Is there any way to do this? I've had half a dozen spam call  in the last week or so from +004470* numbers flogging a Forex trading website. Starting to get annoying, any way of just blanket blocking that country?

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1893639 1-Nov-2017 13:53
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Isn't that just a UK mobile number?





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  Reply # 1893640 1-Nov-2017 13:53
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CLI is rubbish don't trust it

 

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  Reply # 1893664 1-Nov-2017 14:36
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I'm quite happy to block the entire UK.. I only ever get calls I care about from NZ/AU.. hell I'd happily block everything outside those two countries.





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  Reply # 1893668 1-Nov-2017 14:53
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openmedia:

 

Isn't that just a UK mobile number?

 

 

Nah, its an 070  redirect service

 

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/consumers-warned-about-070-missed-call-scam


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  Reply # 1893683 1-Nov-2017 15:50
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Getting the same from +91 (India), +98 (Iran), +353 (Ireland), and +1647 & +1416 (both Toronto, Canada). 

 

I don't think there's any point to your blocking just  +004470* :(

 

 


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  Reply # 1893687 1-Nov-2017 15:55
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UK is +44, not +0044; according to Wikipedia there are no country codes beginning with 0. Would it therefore be safe to block the entire +0* range? Is a call from this range ever going to be legitimate?


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  Reply # 1893690 1-Nov-2017 16:06
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Some scammer use NZ numbers now, so it isn't going to stop all. The other thing is just to use caller id, and let them go to voice mail on overseas numbers or withheld numbers. ALthough that still doesn't stop the scammers using NZ numbers. NZ telcos ned to implement better systems to stop these calls as they are seriously lagging behind other countries, such as having a capcha to make sure the person calling isn't an autodialer. Many people are getting ripped off and losing money as a result of these scammers.




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  Reply # 1893783 1-Nov-2017 19:26
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Just to top it off SWMBO got a "Microsoft tech support" call today too :-P





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  Reply # 1894140 2-Nov-2017 10:55
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Lias:

 

I'm quite happy to block the entire UK.. I only ever get calls I care about from NZ/AU.. hell I'd happily block everything outside those two countries.

 

 

On a side note, that is truly one of the only benefits of using Microsoft Outlook. You can easily block foreign codepages (Don't need Vietnamese, Russian or Turkish text in my Inbox) and ccTLD's.


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  Reply # 1894144 2-Nov-2017 10:59
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IcI:

 

 

 

On a side note, that is truly one of the only benefits of using Microsoft Outlook. You can easily block foreign codepages (Don't need Vietnamese, Russian or Turkish text in my Inbox) and ccTLD's.

 

 

Ha, i did not know that, i must do this. 

 

I asked skinny if they could block incoming foreign calls, and they said their system cannot do it.  

 

Spam calls have become a huge issue for me. I tried downloading one of those call blocking apps but they were hopeless.

 

I even thought about writing my own, but apple do not provide an api which you can perform digits analysis on incoming calls. 

 

Any telcos out there support call screening/blocking at the network level? My email provider does it for my email (mostly) why not spark/skinny etc?

 

This could be an enticing value added service in a highly competitive marketplace. 

 

 


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  Reply # 1894152 2-Nov-2017 11:24
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surfisup1000:

 

IcI:

 

 

 

On a side note, that is truly one of the only benefits of using Microsoft Outlook. You can easily block foreign codepages (Don't need Vietnamese, Russian or Turkish text in my Inbox) and ccTLD's.

 

 

Ha, i did not know that, i must do this. 

 

I asked skinny if they could block incoming foreign calls, and they said their system cannot do it.  

 

Spam calls have become a huge issue for me. I tried downloading one of those call blocking apps but they were hopeless.

 

I even thought about writing my own, but apple do not provide an api which you can perform digits analysis on incoming calls. 

 

Any telcos out there support call screening/blocking at the network level? My email provider does it for my email (mostly) why not spark/skinny etc?

 

This could be an enticing value added service in a highly competitive marketplace. 

 

 

 

 

Apple do have an API to allow apps to view caller id details now https://support.apple.com/en-nz/HT207099

 

There's apps like truecaller etc, but I've not used any of them to see if they're any good.. I've never had calls to my mobile to require it.


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  Reply # 1894182 2-Nov-2017 11:42
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I use truecaller in the UK and it's pretty good. Not sure how good it is in NZ.


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  Reply # 1899273 11-Nov-2017 15:44
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I have had a few this week to a phone that only a couple of people know the number of.

 

Mostly from 0061 ?

 

Didn't write them down or answer any of them, expect its the same spammer?

 

 


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  Reply # 1899275 11-Nov-2017 15:52
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My issue with doing it on the handset side is that the damage is done. Screen still lights up, data falls back from 4g to 3g messing things up etc.

 

Telcos need to get with the times and offer controls over who can get in touch like almost every other piece of communication software allows for. I dont get messages on facebook from people not in my contacts, my email lets me filter out people not in contacts etc. Telcos seem to be stuck in the stone ages for privacy controls.





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  Reply # 1899332 11-Nov-2017 18:32
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I have had dozens from the UK over the last couple of months...all from different numbers. After I called Skinny and gave them the times and numbers they have ceased. 


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