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mattwnz

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#237794 18-Jun-2018 15:15
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I have been getting several automated calls from china during the night, where they leave a message. So I have to pay to check my messages only to find a chinese automated message. Is there a way to block those types of calls? I imagine vodafone are making a bit of money off them as people check their messages. I really wish NZ telcos had a form of capcha system to show that a real person is calling, so these automated dialers from overseas couldn't call. 


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Hashtagtruth
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  #2039851 18-Jun-2018 15:45

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12062260




It’s been going around ^
I was getting them but haven’t had any for a few weeks.

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  #2039852 18-Jun-2018 15:45
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Short answer no, can only disable VM or get on a plan where the calls are free.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #2039858 18-Jun-2018 15:48
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Hashtagtruth: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12062260




It’s been going around ^
I was getting them but haven’t had any for a few weeks.

 

 

 

Thanks for the link. Hopefully telcos in NZ will fix this, as they have manual capcha systems in the UK. 


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  #2039869 18-Jun-2018 16:02
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mattwnz:

 

Hashtagtruth: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12062260




It’s been going around ^
I was getting them but haven’t had any for a few weeks.

 

 

 

Thanks for the link. Hopefully telcos in NZ will fix this, as they have manual capcha systems in the UK. 

 

 

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  #2039872 18-Jun-2018 16:09
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old3eyes:

 

mattwnz:

 

Hashtagtruth: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12062260




It’s been going around ^
I was getting them but haven’t had any for a few weeks.

 

 

 

Thanks for the link. Hopefully telcos in NZ will fix this, as they have manual capcha systems in the UK. 

 

 

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The caller enters in a code that is read out, to prove they are a real person, before they get connected to the person they try to call. Similar to the type used on website forms.  Proves they are a real person and stops automated caller, until these automated systems start to use voice recognition systems to beat it.


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