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Topic # 236202 23-May-2018 10:06
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This morning I received a call from a "stock broker" telemarketer on the number 026-841-352.

 

Whichever that network/carrier that number belongs to, how does one go about complain to what 026 carrier is?

Despite repeated myself 3 times, clearly, to the telemarketer that I'm no longer interested in whatever "she who has a very heavy accent", yet her insistence to reply with a question of my disinterested from "improving my lifestyle" yadayada crap.

 

I hung up in the end because I got irritated.





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  Reply # 2020987 23-May-2018 10:12
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Subject number doesn't match the post text ;-)

Complain to YOUR provider. They'll want call times etc




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  Reply # 2020989 23-May-2018 10:18
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Stu: Subject number doesn't match the post text ;-)

Complain to YOUR provider. They'll want call times etc

 

Oops, corrected the subject..

 

And talk to my provider? *rolleyes* that means on the phone on hold with Vodafone? I'm gonna try FB Messenger then... I don't like talking on phone haha.





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  Reply # 2020991 23-May-2018 10:21
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I'd just message them. Hopefully they take it as seriously as 2 Degrees appear to be. Pretty sure all providers are promising to work on the spam/scam call issue.




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  Reply # 2021028 23-May-2018 11:11
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Cheers, Stu.





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  Reply # 2021071 23-May-2018 11:56
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This morning I received a call from a "stock broker" telemarketer on the number 026-841-352.

 

Whichever that network/carrier that number belongs to, how does one go about complain to what 026 carrier is?

 

026 is Telecom's pager network. Definitely not a legitimate number for phone calls to come from. Caller ID is not an effective source of knowing where the call comes from (either geographically or network wise), as it can be easily forged by people with malicious intent.


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Have had several of these calls, usually showing up as a number from Great Brittain or Canada, saying "I see you have expressed an interest in xyz investment strategy". Initially I pushed them for more information, where did you get my name / number etc (as they ask for me by full name on a work issued cell phone) but they dodge the question. They also say I can't be removed from "their list". I am really surprised how insistent and aggressive they get when you don't give them the information they are after.

 

Same treatment now as the "tech support" calls.....

 

 


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Ive got a few of these. It seems like a scam to me.. Call always starts with a long period of silence... someone answers in a busy call centre... foreign voice.  I just hang up now.





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  Reply # 2021120 23-May-2018 13:04
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chiefie:

 

This morning I received a call from a "stock broker" telemarketer on the number 026-841-352.

 

Whichever that network/carrier that number belongs to, how does one go about complain to what 026 carrier is?

 

026 is Telecom's pager network. Definitely not a legitimate number for phone calls to come from. Caller ID is not an effective source of knowing where the call comes from (either geographically or network wise), as it can be easily forged by people with malicious intent.

 

 

True, but many years ago I launched a PSTN connection to telecoms RT network that used on 0260 prefix. I doubt it's still in operation but it was never just reserved for paging... 





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Have had several of these calls, usually showing up as a number from Great Brittain or Canada, saying "I see you have expressed an interest in xyz investment strategy". Initially I pushed them for more information, where did you get my name / number etc (as they ask for me by full name on a work issued cell phone) but they dodge the question. They also say I can't be removed from "their list". I am really surprised how insistent and aggressive they get when you don't give them the information they are after.

 

Same treatment now as the "tech support" calls.....

 

EXACTLY LIKE THIS!!





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  Reply # 2021257 23-May-2018 17:16
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I had a couple last year. I wouldn't be surprised if the numpties making the calls actually think they have legit jobs, and are reading from scripts. No empathy for them, though.




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My favourite way to deal with them is to only speak with them in Norwegian.

 

They will typically raise their voices and go "Do you speak ENGLISH" as if raising your voice and emphasising will make someone understand you better.





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  Reply # 2021300 23-May-2018 18:54
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Just got another on 028 939 088




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  Reply # 2021304 23-May-2018 19:00
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That number is allocated to Spark https://www.nad.org.nz/list/6/Consumer

 

 


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  Reply # 2021365 23-May-2018 20:47
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I had something like this in Sydney a couple of months ago - purchased a brand new prepaid SIM as I needed it for Uber Eats and Deliveroo. Second night I was there, got a call from an 026 number, they knew my name and said I had requested information on their "bitcoin strategy". Yeah, nah I don't think so.






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  Reply # 2021554 24-May-2018 08:04
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CamH:

 

I had something like this in Sydney a couple of months ago - purchased a brand new prepaid SIM as I needed it for Uber Eats and Deliveroo. Second night I was there, got a call from an 026 number, they knew my name and said I had requested information on their "bitcoin strategy". Yeah, nah I don't think so.

 

 

So where did they get your name from ? Phone provider leak ?

 

 





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