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#214891 1-Jun-2017 20:30
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Hi 

 

I'm receiving some online trading calls every night asking to buy stock 

 

I've told them I'm not interested and I've been using a call block app on my phone for the last two months. 

 

It's a number from +44 and they keep changing their numbers and so far I've blocked around 8 ranges of numbers which they always use. 

 

I've called 2degrees to see if they can do anything and they've advised to note down the date and time . They also said that if I receive 3 calls then I can call them up and they will investigate . 

 

But two weeks back when I did call they said they can't do anything because its an overseas number. 

 

Is there anything I can do other than to change my number? 

 

Thanks


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  #1793319 1-Jun-2017 20:36
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What are they marketing and who for? A NZ company? If so contact the NZ company and complain.

 

 

 

 




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  #1793320 1-Jun-2017 20:37
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I believe its an overseas company


 
 
 
 


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  #1793335 1-Jun-2017 20:50
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+44 is from the U.K. most likely illegal for them to sell in N.Z. as they'd need to be an A.F.A. (Authorised financial advisor). Do they realise they are calling N.Z.?



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  #1793342 1-Jun-2017 21:10
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I must admit, I signed up to something but turned out it was a scam now I dont know how to stop the calls


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  #1793348 1-Jun-2017 21:25
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Yes they'll keep hounding you if you signed up to a "ScamBroker" website. They're trying to get more money out of you.

 

Don't engage conversation, hang up and ignore them.





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  #1793349 1-Jun-2017 21:29
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Next time you get a +44 call, answer in a pretend forien language and ramble giberish until they hang up.




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  #1793351 1-Jun-2017 21:31
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coffeebaron: Next time you get a +44 call, answer in a pretend forien language and ramble giberish until they hang up.

 

Bad language ahead but you reminded me of this excellent video:

 





 
 
 
 


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  #1793371 1-Jun-2017 22:43
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I was getting them from an 09 973 00xx number, a bunch of numbers. Blocked from 10-30




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  #1793391 2-Jun-2017 00:00
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"Sorry, I'm only 12, I'm not allowed to buy anything without my parents say so."

 

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  #1793515 2-Jun-2017 10:26
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That won't work since they've heard my voice mail message. I certainly don't sound 12 :)


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  #1793556 2-Jun-2017 11:06
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You can screen out, or even block out these calls using the 2degrees customer portal, just login and click on the phone number then login to the call manager - you can pretty much make up your own rules including time of day. 


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  #1793564 2-Jun-2017 11:20
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Found this in my recommended section on Youtube a few months back, and I ended up watching the whole thing. It's a documentary made by a victim of this scam.


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  #1793634 2-Jun-2017 12:10
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Salami:

 

That won't work since they've heard my voice mail message. I certainly don't sound 12 :)

 

 

It doesn't matter. They're lying to you, you're lying to them. Just keep telling them you're 12. They know you're lying. So what?

 

 




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  #1793684 2-Jun-2017 13:08
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pchs:

 

You can screen out, or even block out these calls using the 2degrees customer portal, just login and click on the phone number then login to the call manager - you can pretty much make up your own rules including time of day. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I've logged into the 2degrees portal but I don't see call manager?


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  #1793701 2-Jun-2017 13:36
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This is why telcos need to just let you block all overseas calls.





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