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  #2054603 11-Jul-2018 21:18
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I love truecaller. Gives me heaps of details about who people are so I can choose to answer or not. Usually not when it says real estate on the popup.

 

Probably best app I have installed ever to try to counter the fact that telcos seem to not give a crap who uses their service to annoy other people and the fake call sender details that they use.





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  #2054672 11-Jul-2018 22:57
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We have a landline, but we never answer it. We just check the voicemail every few days.

I don't get spam calls on my mobile, but I do have called ID.

Swipe. It's gone.




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  #2054999 12-Jul-2018 13:35
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Hey all,

 

 

 

I have been receiving calls 3-4 times a day from 09 446 6512, 09 441 2654, 09 441 2653, 09 441 2652. All I have answered to hear dear air. Line cut after 10 seconds every time. Starting to frustrate me as I do frequently receive Auckland Landline calls. One google search suggested ASB was trying to call but I don't have any reason as to why they would. 

 

 

 

Cheers

 

 


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Whenever I get a call from a number not known from the phone's contact list I'll listen for a second or so for any background noise such as you get with those scammy call centers or for above, dead silence.  The dead silent ones get you a response if you put on even a half-pie old ladies voice.


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  #2062553 25-Jul-2018 20:15
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Getting more intl spoofing on 2D landline now

 

0357669384 (earlier today)
0018068553078
0061730734208

 

And for some reason lots of NZ cells being presented as 0021 0027.. :/


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  #2063156 26-Jul-2018 19:18
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But wait, there's more. 'spark' calls today.

 

Seems the landline ranges are now being hit hard.

 

26.07.18 11:09 +00 Telephone
26.07.18 10:45 +00 Telephone

 

I'd have thought there would be some smart tables to reference against wrongly formatted CIDs


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  #2066854 2-Aug-2018 14:07
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How many times to people need to be told banks and advisories wont ring you. Or to verify before doing anything..

 

 

 

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12099674 


 
 
 
 


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  #2066859 2-Aug-2018 14:25
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I had an Auckland number keep calling me multiple times per day for weeks on end - it was I believe the Slingshot outbound contact centre but they'd often call at the most inconvenient times.

 

I got woken up one morning by one of these calls after telling them not to call me. Truecaller identified the call as Spam. I answered it (while half asleep) in a deep voice with "Hello NZ Police".

 

The person on the other end of the phone wasn't sure what just happened - paused, and said "Oh sorry wrong number" of which I replied "Are you sure?".

 

Since then, never ever had another call...





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The last Indian scammer who phoned me (maybe a month ago?) was told to f. off you (word that rhymes with runt).


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Twice this week we've had some goddamn automated scam phone call in the middle of the night. It sounds like a garbled pre-recorded message in a foreign language when I've picked up the phone.

 

If it happens again I'm gonna start leaving the phone off the hook when we go to bed.


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Looks like another round in the works.

 

In the light of https://www.geekzone.co.nz/content.asp?contentid=21928

 

 

 

I've had 1 early each morning for the past couple of days to home number. Be much easier to submit like the TCF guide recommends if there was online portals to collate the data...

 

15.Nov. 10:03 073468902 - 'I'm calling about a problem with your computer'

 

14.Nov. 08:37 035288233 - 'Hello, Are you the account holder? - I am calling from spark in regarding to your...'

 

 


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Wonder how many people have had their landline service removed due these incessant calls.  I've certainly considered it.  What's unfortunate is that you can't block callers with no callerID, you can't block overseas callers and some legit callers fall into the above.

 

I should set up a phone system with a voice prompt asking something like press 1 if you'd like to speak with Jack, press 2 if you'd like to speak with [me] - Jack being a made up name and the phone menu just sends them indefinitely to the Cisco on hold music.


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  #2127119 15-Nov-2018 11:58
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Clients have reported an increase recently in Spark related calls. He just tells them to call me. They never do.

 

Fastest way to get rid of them is ask them if you can record the call.


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  #2127126 15-Nov-2018 12:07
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Even quicker just to hang up


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networkn:

 

Clients have reported an increase recently in Spark related calls. He just tells them to call me. They never do.

 

Fastest way to get rid of them is ask them if you can record the call.

 

 

 

 

I've found that saying "Do your parents know what you do for a job? do they know you are bringing shame and dishonor on your family by ripping innocent people off.  if you were my child i would be disgusted by your behavior."

 

 

 

You either get a quick hang up, or a string of abuse about how my mother apparently has sex with dogs on google

 

 

 

 


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