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Master Geek

# 248516 29-Mar-2019 07:41
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So in the last week I've noticed a significant uptick in missed calls from 021 numbers, that don't leave voicemails nor answer if you return their call. These calls used to originate from "No Caller ID" and foreign numbers (eg. Australia, the Phillipines etc).


I've answered a few of them to discover they are investment cold calls and scams. Each time, hanging up as soon as they identify where they're from.


As they are using New Zealand Mobile numbers, my question is whether there is a governing body or an email address where this abuse can be reported?


I assume they are registering these lines using the 'unlimited' mobile plans, or some sort of VOIP agreement and so I want to be able to report the phone numbers used to the provider for investigation.


Any ideas?

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Ultimate Geek

  # 2248008 29-May-2019 20:01
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I came here to see if anyone else had the same issue, and you beat me to it. I get one or two a day for the last week, and I usually just ignore the calls but if I do answer I can hear that brief pause as it attempts to put a person on the other end so I just hang up immediately. But very annoying to the point where I wonder if I need to change my number I've had for well over 10 years.


It'll be interesting to see if other people are having the same issue, but yeah I worry that there's really nothing we can do about this.


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Uber Geek

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  # 2248009 29-May-2019 20:09
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Keep calm, and carry on posting.




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Ultimate Geek

  # 2248011 29-May-2019 20:10
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Yep, that looks like it too.

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