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  Reply # 1968190 5-Mar-2018 10:31
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Linux:

 

@DrDee Do you want to share those numbers so others can add them?

 

Linux

 

 

If you use something like truecaller (unsure if that has an android version), it makes and updates a contact called spam that is updated from the internet with other peoples reports, and you can report other numbers.





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  Reply # 1968196 5-Mar-2018 10:44
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davidcole:

 

Linux:

 

@DrDee Do you want to share those numbers so others can add them?

 

Linux

 

 

If you use something like truecaller (unsure if that has an android version), it makes and updates a contact called spam that is updated from the internet with other peoples reports, and you can report other numbers.

 

 

Yeah thats what "Call App" appears to do as well, becomes a "global" phonebook. I uninstalled it though, had a couple of annoyances that bugged me.

 

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.truecaller   That the one you referring to ?

 

 





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  Reply # 1968210 5-Mar-2018 10:51
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xpd:

 

davidcole:

 

Linux:

 

@DrDee Do you want to share those numbers so others can add them?

 

Linux

 

 

If you use something like truecaller (unsure if that has an android version), it makes and updates a contact called spam that is updated from the internet with other peoples reports, and you can report other numbers.

 

 

Yeah thats what "Call App" appears to do as well, becomes a "global" phonebook. I uninstalled it though, had a couple of annoyances that bugged me.

 

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.truecaller   That the one you referring to ?

 

 

 

 

Mmmhm. It trolls the internet if it has a connection on linkedin and so on for details

 

Often brings up people calling me from overseas companies I was expecting to, and spot on with their details. Some wrong when it's a trunk outgoing CID or reused number

 

Some people say steer clear cause it uploads all your contacts to the cloud etc etc due permissions - pretty sure it doesn't (I can't find myself on there) -  needs access as it has its own contact list and call logs you can use as default android ones that lookup your contacts.




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  Reply # 1968216 5-Mar-2018 10:58
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Linux:

 

@DrDee Do you want to share those numbers so others can add them?

 

Linux

 

 

 

 

No problem, will add to this when I can.

 

 

 

Canada:

 

00 1 647 678 1676

 

 

 

UK:

 

00 44 20 3498 0114

 

00 44 20 3788 8967

 

00 44 20 3343 9618





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  Reply # 1968237 5-Mar-2018 12:05
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xpd:

 

davidcole:

 

Linux:

 

@DrDee Do you want to share those numbers so others can add them?

 

Linux

 

 

If you use something like truecaller (unsure if that has an android version), it makes and updates a contact called spam that is updated from the internet with other peoples reports, and you can report other numbers.

 

 

Yeah thats what "Call App" appears to do as well, becomes a "global" phonebook. I uninstalled it though, had a couple of annoyances that bugged me.

 

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.truecaller   That the one you referring to ?

 

 

 

 

Yeah I use the ios version of that.  I can't remember the permissions it has.  But know it can write to my contacts lists, as it updates one contact to add spam numbers to.  Not sure how I got on to it.  It may have been a magazine or something.

 

 





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  Reply # 1968243 5-Mar-2018 12:40
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DrDee:

 

Linux:

 

@DrDee Do you want to share those numbers so others can add them?

 

Linux

 

 

 

 

No problem, will add to this when I can.

 

 

 

Canada:

 

00 1 647 678 1676

 

 

 

UK:

 

00 44 20 3498 0114

 

00 44 20 3788 8967

 

00 44 20 3343 9618

 

 

 

 

00 44 20 3782 6325

 

 





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  Reply # 1968290 5-Mar-2018 14:22
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I am getting about 3 calls a week from share trading companies. 


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  Reply # 1968304 5-Mar-2018 15:03
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Samsung handsets seem to have a built in anti-spam service. I report any such calls and the numbers are automatically blocked at the same time.






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  Reply # 1968484 5-Mar-2018 20:41
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I initially tried that but the problem is, the number changes and the phone still rings.

 

If you use the do not disturb with the exception of your contact list, the phone does not ring or take a message.

 

I had it set that way for a month and recently switched off dnd and receive no spam at all now.


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  Reply # 1970680 7-Mar-2018 13:56
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Installed Truecaller to have a look at it.  I looked at it.  I uninstalled it again...

 

For a product that seems to have "anti-spam" as it's major selling point, it clearly didn't do a good job - none of the calls / texts in my recent phone history that HAVE come from overseas SPAM numbers were marked as spam; but ALL of the texts it marked as "spam" where from numbers that are in my opinion useful (for example, my bank's Internet 2FA; Vodafone (I was overseas roaming recently), etc)...

 

I'll stick to my manually-configured "NoPhoneSpam" app, thanks.

 

---

 

I've also noticed in the last couple of days some "local" numbers coming up now - 025 and 028 prefixes, which I don't think are normally used these days...

 

For purposes of sharing (calls from Feb and March 2018):

 

028748435

 

025587962

 

0016477865990

 

0016476715077

 

0016472918231

 

016475262121 (someone missed a leading 0 on that one!)

 

00442032345477

 

00442031194002

 

00442209603990

 

00442208919082

 

00442208164362

 

00442203834627

 

00442204348645

 

00442203598954

 

00442205340082

 

00442201065587

 

00442200267410

 

00442203614381

 

00442202450165

 

00442203191133

 

00442207594863

 

00442204952384

 

00442202053978

 

 


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As a FYI the +44 22(x) UK area code is an invalid area code. Ofcom the UK dial plan regulator confirms this if you read the UK numbering plan at the following link.

 

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0013/102613/national-numbering-plan-june-2017.pdf 

 

 

 

I was receiving a heap of these (like about 3 or 4 every day) to my spark mobile so I complained about it to Spark Investigations team on 0800-809-806  ... "Oh there's nothing we can do about it because... blah blah blah"

 

 

 

I then pointed out to the Spark dude (or do we call them ninja's these days... oh hang on thats vodafone who have ninja's, spark just have dudes) that most if not all of these calls use an invalid caller ID ie +4422 , 025, 028 etc and are therefore obviously spoofed caller ID from numbers that do not and can not ever exist.

 

And that surely in 2018 their network should have the ability to block calls that originate from an area code that does not exist. Hmm he said, I'll look into that

 

 

 

Miraculously from the following day on I never (touch wood) received a single call again from a +44 22 number. Coincidence much?

 

 

 

I love it when you can do the carriers job for them and provide a solution that is so blindingly simple even the geniuses at Spark can't work it out.

 

 





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  Reply # 1970717 7-Mar-2018 14:52
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TrueCaller shows them as coming via Telecom2's network - and guess what their number is.... 004420xxxxxx

 

So someones obviously abusing their network. 

 

 





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  Reply # 1970756 7-Mar-2018 16:02
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I have 4 of these fake spam callers that have left a message on my voice mailbox. Funny thing i've never setup a voice mailbox.

 

So how can they leave a message?

 

 




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  Reply # 1970816 7-Mar-2018 19:54
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jamesrt:

 

For purposes of sharing (calls from Feb and March 2018):

 

028748435

 

025587962

 

0016477865990

 

0016476715077

 

0016472918231

 

016475262121 (someone missed a leading 0 on that one!)

 

00442032345477

 

00442031194002

 

00442209603990

 

00442208919082

 

00442208164362

 

00442203834627

 

00442204348645

 

00442203598954

 

00442205340082

 

00442201065587

 

00442200267410

 

00442203614381

 

00442202450165

 

00442203191133

 

00442207594863

 

00442204952384

 

00442202053978

 

 

 

 

00 44 20 3264 9424





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  Reply # 1970899 7-Mar-2018 21:17
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It's just going to get worse. Best switch off your mobile and move back to smoke signals.


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