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#295923 5-May-2022 16:58
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These past 2 weeks i’ve been receiving missed calls from this number 09 925 5508 on my mobile phone.
Today alone i received 3 throughout the day.
When i call that number nothing happens, and when i answer, it’s silent and then they hang up.
A quick google shows this number belongs to Vodafone?
I am with Vodafone as my mobile provider but i haven’t contacted their call centre or support team in over 1 if not 2 years.
I’m not sure what they want? How do i stop them from calling me?
Thanks in advance

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  #2910640 5-May-2022 17:03
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They will be calling to try to sell you a plan if you're on prepay. I have had that on many of my prepay phones with vodafone.


I got really angry with them once about them interrupting me and that they would see that I don't make many phonecalls and why are they so rude as to interrupt me with a non emergency use of the phone and they stopped. So they must have an opt out.



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  #2910641 5-May-2022 17:04
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It may not have been Vodafone. Scammers can spoof legitimate number to increase their chances of the public answering I have recently had calls from multiple "Mobile" numbers that turned out to be scammers 

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  #2910649 5-May-2022 18:16
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The calls I am sure will not be coming from VodafoneNZ


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  #2910653 5-May-2022 18:39
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Linux: The calls I am sure will not be coming from VodafoneNZ


It may not have been Vodafone. Scammers can spoof legitimate number to increase their chances of the public answering I have recently had calls from multiple "Mobile" numbers that turned out to be scammers 

Yea i’m not too sure. This link mention both vodafone and scam
While this mentions vodafone
Regardless of who it is, you’d think they would speak when I answer the phone though right?
Must be a quiet day for them today lol


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  #2910664 5-May-2022 19:40
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That tweet does seem to confirm it is Vodafone - but yes, numbers can be spoofed. 


Most calls where theres silence when you answer is usually one of the following... 1) Its trying to connect you to a dodgy scam call center and taking its time   2) Its taking note of the number and that you answered, so a dodgy call center can call you knowing you'll answer.



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  #2910738 6-May-2022 07:30
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I had a call to my landline number this week from a similar number. I knew it was a scam caller as nobody apart from close family use the number...


Me: Hello


Caller: Silence


Me: Hello (deep stern voice)


Caller: Hi, its vodafone calling, blah blah. Are you with vodafone?


Me: sorry I didnt understand what you said, can you repeat?


Caller: Blah blah, are you with vodafone right now?


Me: No, im with family right now. 


Caller: perplexed.  do you have vodafone for broadband and phone.


Me: No, just mobile. 


Caller: oh.  Blah blah.... sign up to a plan and get a free samsung mobile. 


Me: look, im not interested in getting a phone line or internet.... happy with a mobile phone.


Caller: just call us if your interested, blah blah


Me: yep, sure whats your phone number... how do I call you?


Caller: silence....hung up. 




Clearly a scam.  but i had fun.... loved telling them "im with family". 

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