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Topic # 222714 25-Aug-2017 09:19
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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.


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  Reply # 1852321 25-Aug-2017 09:28
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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

 

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  Reply # 1852323 25-Aug-2017 09:30
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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?


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1852337 25-Aug-2017 09:46
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I notice there's no 021 or 022 numbers in your list. I don't know how significant that is though.

 

 


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  Reply # 1852349 25-Aug-2017 10:02
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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

 

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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)

 


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  Reply # 1852352 25-Aug-2017 10:08
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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

 

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  Reply # 1852386 25-Aug-2017 10:35
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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?




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  Reply # 1852456 25-Aug-2017 12:19
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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...


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  Reply # 1852482 25-Aug-2017 12:30
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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?...





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  Reply # 1852575 25-Aug-2017 14:04
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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:)




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  Reply # 1852714 25-Aug-2017 16:19
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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..





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Reply # 1853022 26-Aug-2017 15:29
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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.


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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.


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