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Topic # 230555 1-Mar-2018 10:04
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I am getting 2-3 calls per day from Canadian numbers (the hang up hoping you call them back scam) and as the number is different each time simply blocking each one as they hit is irrelevant to a degree, but I do anyway.

 

I logged into my account online and there does not appear to be any account tools to help/protect from this sort of call.

 

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  Reply # 1966373 1-Mar-2018 10:05
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We have had a few of these on our Landline too. We have just been ignoring them, but they are starting to annoy me now. 


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  Reply # 1966374 1-Mar-2018 10:06
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See other threads, It's impacting all carriers not just Vodafone check out the App ' NoPhoneSpam '

 

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  Reply # 1966379 1-Mar-2018 10:09
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So are telco's basically at the mercy of spam/scam callers?





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  Reply # 1966402 1-Mar-2018 10:50
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I use truecaller on IOS....still letting a lot through.  Mostly UK for me (2deg)





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  Reply # 1966413 1-Mar-2018 11:01
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Get a cell phone number: Most kiwi's can call them for no extra cost but the scammers (mostly) leave them alone.


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  Reply # 1966417 1-Mar-2018 11:03
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tripper1000:

 

Get a cell phone number: Most kiwi's can call them for no extra cost but the scammers (mostly) leave them alone.

 

 

Not any more.

 

My father is getting about 10 a day. All +44 numbers.


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  Reply # 1966420 1-Mar-2018 11:11
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I was getting 10 a day on Skinny from +44. I rang Skinny and they wanted the last 5 numbers and a day or two later they stopped. Now I am getting about 1 a day from US and a few from Auckland. Different number each time.

 

Pfft the world we live in.

 

I suggest you watch Kitboga of twitch.tv where he 3 times a week scams the scammers. There are literally thousands of companies out there all trying to scam anyone who is gullible enough.


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  Reply # 1966435 1-Mar-2018 11:38
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tripper1000:

 

Get a cell phone number: Most kiwi's can call them for no extra cost but the scammers (mostly) leave them alone.

 

 

 

 

Its 2018 not 1998. Scammers have been calling me for a solid month on my mobile. Cost dosent bother them because if they can get one person to fall for their scam, its worth it.

 

 





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  Reply # 1966436 1-Mar-2018 11:39
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I'm getting 1-2 a day on my mobile number, mostly from +44 numbers, and 1-2 a week on my landline (which doesn't have caller id, but they ring twice only then hang up).

 

I rarely get legit international calls on my mobile. I would love an option to blanket-block all incoming international calls, but whitelist the 2-4 international numbers that might legitimately call me.


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  Reply # 1966438 1-Mar-2018 11:47
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No longer have a land line but get 1 or 2 +44 calls a day and the occasional +1 Canadian call a day on Spark mobile.

 

I just see an unknown foreign call and swipe it away without thinking twice about it.


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  Reply # 1966439 1-Mar-2018 11:52
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trig42:

 

tripper1000:

 

Get a cell phone number: Most kiwi's can call them for no extra cost but the scammers (mostly) leave them alone.

 

 

Not any more.

 

My father is getting about 10 a day. All +44 numbers.

 

 

Well I learnt something new today.

 

I get several a day on my land line but nothing ever on my cell.

 

I wonder how/where they have scraped the cell phone numbers from. If I'm not getting any, then clearly they are not randomly dialling and have a database. Perhaps a change in phone number would be worth the pain - ?


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  Reply # 1966442 1-Mar-2018 11:54
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I'd find changing number a big pain but the spam calls a small pain.


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  Reply # 1966443 1-Mar-2018 11:58
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I use 2talk for my work phone and get a decent amount, it would be great if they could hook up to one of those spam call services and just block them. Blocking Anonymous callers doesn't work cause some clients use Anonymous numbers.





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  Reply # 1966452 1-Mar-2018 12:26
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Depending on how many legitimate calls you get you could always just block all international numbers?


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  Reply # 1966453 1-Mar-2018 12:39
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I've been getting maybe 1-2 a week on our work landline from +44 numbers anywhere between 11am till up to 8pm which I don't pick up anymore.  I thought it was just me but this thread suggests it's a widespread problem.  I know of one client and another tenant in our building who have been receiving similar calls from rolling +44 numbers on their mobiles.

 

Anyone receiving these calls to their unlisted or private numbers?

 

The three recipient phones I know of have their numbers listed on their respective business websites being work phones.  Suspect a global phone spammer has sent out their bot army to feed their war dialler.


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