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ANglEAUT
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DarthKermit: Three times now I've had the land line ring and there's this weird background talking, it sounds like a recorded message but it's unintelligible. ...

 

See my previous comment here about the NPR podcast called Planet Money, specifically about episode #789.





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Thanks, currently listening to that audio. It seems to me that caller ID isn't of much use if it's that easy to spoof the phone number the scammer is really calling from. I've never had caller ID and it seems a waste of money to get that service.


 
 
 
 


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  #1996581 15-Apr-2018 19:03
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It lets you recognize the people you want to talk to and ignore the rest of them, so not really a waste.





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http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12035765https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=3604356
Rival telcos join forces to crack down on phone scams

 

 

 

 

Geoff Thorn from the New Zealand Telecommunications Forum is asking that, should you receive one of these calls, you should now report them to your Retail Service Provider.


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Holy Moley. I just got hit hard. Calls coming in faster than I could reject or clear VM

Note the Cid spoof. Same range but wrong area code for start. Burma.

Answered a local as I thought it was someone I had called this morning in a similar range.

Automated messages in chinese, and also same left on VM

Felt like I had been missing out until today. 6 Digit business number and so far had missed them.

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  #2003395 27-Apr-2018 11:11
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I was getting 1-2 a day but haven't had one for the last week or so.


 
 
 
 


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  #2003653 27-Apr-2018 16:21
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I've had two calls from 09 numbers within the last 2 hrs, with no one on the other end. I waited a while the 2nd call, and this automatic message said to me 'Goodbye'. I waited a few more seconds then hung up.


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My 2nd noone-knows-this-number-except-vfsales number just got hit too

 

Another non standard 6-digit. So guess that means all the 7 digits have been exhausted?

 

 

 

Same CID range presented as prior examples. 09 525 1588

 

 

 

/edit sounds like it could be the embassy scam. But not in english.. which is daft

 

http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/2675862 

 

 

 

/doubledit

 

 

 

Bingo! Consulate number being spoofed by one of the providers they are using. Lol hope the systems up to the task to correctly block that sucker :P https://www.mfat.govt.nz/en/countries-and-regions/north-asia/china/consulate-general-of-the-peoples-republic-of-china/

 

You would think it was taken care of already given its age... http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/police-warn-against-scam-using-chinese-embassy-phone-number 

 

https://www.theverge.com/2018/4/22/17267970/ftc-robot-scam-call-fraud-chinese-embassy-consulate-212-244 


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Looks like the scammers have upped the ante. They are now faking local Auckland numbers, i.e. numbers from the business that I'm working at. Multiple people have reported that they are getting calls from outside parties saying that they had missed calls or someone speaking Chinese from "this" business number.





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  #2013879 11-May-2018 10:38
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Yeah audio company SPL was spoofed yesterday by some


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  #2014262 11-May-2018 18:53
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Well if this keeps up it might drive the telcos to sort out their mess they have made somehow.





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I haven't really had any, until last Wednesday.

 

I have now being getting a spate of "one ring and hang up" missed calls on my cellphone. All appearing to be domestic from unrecognised numbers, which start with an 09 or an 07 prefix. Some at 1 or 2 in the morning, which isn't doing wonders for my sleep patterns.

 

I wish the telcos could do something to stop number spoofing.

 

Trouble is with a (very) sick relative on my hands, I can't really afford to mute my phone when I go to sleep. It might be a call in the middle of the night that sends me running to the hospital.


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Someone is finally onto it. 2400 calls later

 

https://www.geekzone.co.nz/content.asp?contentid=21799 


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