Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




8 posts

Wannabe Geek
+1 received by user: 4

Trusted

Topic # 222714 25-Aug-2017 09:19
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

I'm currently in the US and have roaming enabled on my mobile. Yesterday and today I've been receiving calls from "NZ mobile" numbers that are obviously spoofed. Thus far I've seen the following CLIs:

 

+64 27 755 900

 

+64 25 550 241

 

+64 28 096 158

 

+64 25 214 573

 

They're obviously fake as Telecom/Spark never issued 6 digit 027 numbers. 025 was taken off Telecom and put into protected status when the TDMA network was shutdown a decade ago, and the 028 number is way too short as that is managed as an 02xy network prefix range.

 

I'm guessing that if you actually answer the call you'll get connected to some premium rate service that bilks you...

 

I've since put my mobile in airplane mode with wifi on.


Create new topic
1519 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 879

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1852321 25-Aug-2017 09:28
Send private message quote this post

How could you be charged for a premium rate call if you answer the call? This could only happen if you made a call out

 

Linux


1307 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 652


  Reply # 1852323 25-Aug-2017 09:30
Send private message quote this post

Is it even possible to have a premium rate number that is dialled as a standard mobile prefix?  This seems wrong - what's to stop anyone using such a number to generate revenue?


 
 
 
 


2086 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 999


  Reply # 1852337 25-Aug-2017 09:46
Send private message quote this post

I notice there's no 021 or 022 numbers in your list. I don't know how significant that is though.

 

 


2374 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 104


  Reply # 1852349 25-Aug-2017 10:02
Send private message quote this post

Linux:

How could you be charged for a premium rate call if you answer the call? This could only happen if you made a call out

 

Linux

 

 

Generally the scammers only let it ring once and then hope you'll call the number back. (Which is then one of those premium rate calls)

 


1519 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 879

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1852352 25-Aug-2017 10:08
Send private message quote this post

kyhwana2:
Linux:

 

How could you be charged for a premium rate call if you answer the call? This could only happen if you made a call out

 

Linux

 

Generally the scammers only let it ring once and then hope you'll call the number back. (Which is then one of those premium rate calls)

 

I am well aware of that but that is not what the OP is saying

 

Linux


IcI

494 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 108

Trusted

  Reply # 1852386 25-Aug-2017 10:35
Send private message quote this post

frankv: I notice there's no 021 or 022 numbers in your list. I don't know how significant that is though. 
What do these numbers and xtra.co.nz email have in common?

 

foot-in-mouth Hint: Five letter word starting with S and ending in K?




8 posts

Wannabe Geek
+1 received by user: 4

Trusted

  Reply # 1852456 25-Aug-2017 12:19
Send private message quote this post

It's not a one ring hang up thing. I've manually rejected all the calls after a few rings when I've looked at the calling number. Maybe it's some sort of phishing thing? Very puzzling...


'That VDSL Cat'
6656 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1266

Trusted
Spark
Subscriber

  Reply # 1852482 25-Aug-2017 12:30
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

IcI:

 

frankv: I notice there's no 021 or 022 numbers in your list. I don't know how significant that is though. 
What do these numbers and xtra.co.nz email have in common?

 

foot-in-mouth Hint: Five letter word starting with S and ending in K?

 

 

Lets not jump to conclusions here eh?...





#include <std_disclaimer>

 

Any comments made are personal opinion and do not reflect directly on the position my current or past employers may have.


5049 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2082

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1852575 25-Aug-2017 14:04
3 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

These are clearly calls originating from the GCSB's private 025 network. You are now a red flag in the US and though you can checkout anytime, you can never leave:)




Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their xDSL broadband network faster. If your still stuck on ADSL or VDSL, why not spend from $150 on a master filter install to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
I install - Naked DSL, DSL Master Splitters, VoIP, data cabling and general computer support for home and small business.
Rural Broadband RBI installer for Ultimate Broadband and Full Flavour

 

Need help in Auckland, Waikato or BoP? Click my email button, or email me direct: [my user name] at geekzonemail dot com


7653 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 731

Subscriber

  Reply # 1852714 25-Aug-2017 16:19
Send private message quote this post

coffeebaron: These are clearly calls originating from the GCSB's private 025 network. You are now a red flag in the US and though you can checkout anytime, you can never leave:)

 

Yep the GCSB must still be using their AMPS network..





Regards,

Old3eyes


IcI

494 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 108

Trusted

Reply # 1853022 26-Aug-2017 15:29
Send private message quote this post

hio77:

 

IcI: ...foot-in-mouth Hint: Five letter word starting with S and ending in K? ...

 

Lets not jump to conclusions here eh?...

 

 

Yes, that's why there is a question mark at the end. It wouldn't surprise me, but I also hope that that is not the case.


IcI

494 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 108

Trusted

Reply # 1853023 26-Aug-2017 15:29
Send private message quote this post

hio77:

 

IcI: ...foot-in-mouth Hint: Five letter word starting with S and ending in K? ...

 

Lets not jump to conclusions here eh?...

 

 

Yes, that's why there is a question mark at the end. It wouldn't surprise me, but I also hope that that is not the case.


Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Netatmo launches smart home products in New Zealand
Posted 20-Nov-2017 20:06


Huawei Mate 10: Punchy, long battery life, artificial intelligence
Posted 20-Nov-2017 16:30


Propel launch Disney Star Wars Laser Battle Drones
Posted 19-Nov-2017 21:26


UFB killer app: Speed
Posted 17-Nov-2017 17:01


The case for RSS — MacSparky
Posted 13-Nov-2017 14:35


WordPress and Indieweb: Take control of your online presence — 6:30 GridAKL Nov 30
Posted 11-Nov-2017 13:43


Chorus reveals technology upgrade for schools, students
Posted 10-Nov-2017 10:28


Vodafone says Internet of Things (IoT) crucial for digital transformation
Posted 10-Nov-2017 10:06


Police and Facebook launch AMBER Alerts system in NZ
Posted 9-Nov-2017 10:49


Amazon debuts Fire TV Stick Basic Edition in over 100 new countries
Posted 8-Nov-2017 05:34


Vodafone VoIP transition to start this month
Posted 7-Nov-2017 12:33


Spark enhances IoT network capability
Posted 7-Nov-2017 11:33


Vocus NZ sale and broadband competition
Posted 6-Nov-2017 14:36


Hawaiki reaches key milestone in landmark deep-sea fibre project
Posted 4-Nov-2017 13:53


Countdown launches new proximity online shopping app
Posted 4-Nov-2017 13:50



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.