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  # 1793891 2-Jun-2017 18:55
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Just use one of these everytime they ring.

 

Yeah it'll stuff their ears but they'll get the point - and it's not your problem.

 

 

 

As for 2 Degrees not blocking numbers, that's the response from both Spark and Vodafone, apparently they "can't block international numbers"


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  # 1793967 2-Jun-2017 20:41
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Telcos make money from international calls. As the overseas phone company that the call comes from has to pay termination charges to your phone company when you answer the call. So no surprise that they don't want to block overseas calls.






 
 
 
 


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  # 1793969 2-Jun-2017 20:45
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Aredwood:

 

Telcos make money from international calls. As the overseas phone company that the call comes from has to pay termination charges to your phone company when you answer the call. So no surprise that they don't want to block overseas calls.

 

 

Well they make no money on the phone part when people move to naked DSL and put all their calls thru their mobile, like more and more people I know are doing.

 

Before long the only places with landlines will be businesses.





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  # 1793996 2-Jun-2017 21:53
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The last scam caller I got, I told to "FARK OFF!" and then hung up. They called back and got told again.

When they called back the next day, I said "I already told you to fark off!" and hung up. I've not heard back.

The key in my experience, is to not engage in conversation. Just loudly and confidently, in your best aggressive angry voice, tell them to "FAARRRK OOFFFFF!" and then hang up.

I've heard of people being hounded by scam Microsoft callers, I got one a few months back, they never called back.




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  # 1794015 2-Jun-2017 22:53
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I've been rung by the Indian Division of Microsoft and when told to "FARK OFF!" the guy started laughing and told some other people that he'd been told to "FARK OFF!" again. It didn't stop the calls. I think repeat calls might be their payback.

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  # 1794024 2-Jun-2017 23:00
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They dont seem to call themselves microsoft now, "windows technical services" and "windows security response" have been the names I have heard on recent calls.





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  # 1794027 2-Jun-2017 23:04
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Play some p0rnhub down the phone to them

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  # 1794035 2-Jun-2017 23:16
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Salami:

 

 

 

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

 

 

After logging in, click on the Home Phone Plus menu, then click on the cogwheel icon beside your phone number.  That brings up the phone app (I can not remember what it is called).  The Call Manager is on the menu at the top of that.


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  # 1794064 3-Jun-2017 08:07
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It sounds lke the same guys have been calling us, we've had 3 calls from them this week so far. 

 

It has been going on for 3 years now. Sometimes there will be a 2 month break. I tell them to stop calling and they say they have never called before and it must have been some other company. 

 

But, every call has been them trying to sell me online trading platform for foreign currency or stocks. 

 

Good luck getting rid of them .   


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  # 1794065 3-Jun-2017 08:10
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coffeebaron: Next time you get a +44 call, answer in a pretend foreign language and ramble giberish until they hang up.

 

Honesty what will this achieve apart from some temporary internal satisfaction you annoyed them (and you did not as they know all the tricks)? They don't care. They will just move on to the next number in their infinite list. 

 

And, someone else will call you again. They might even get malicious but i doubt it, it is just a job to them. 

 

 


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  # 1794066 3-Jun-2017 08:24
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My wife has been getting these calls for about a fortnight, we blacklist the numbers as the call but their list is probably huge. These calls are always late at night and early morning. She has never signed up for anything or visited any bogus sites.

Unfortunately she cannot turn her phone off or get international calls blocked as she gets a lot of off shore calls for work especially early morning. We also have family off shore.




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Using empathy takes no energy and can gain so much. Try it.

 

 


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  # 1794072 3-Jun-2017 08:49
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This is why I have an unlisted number if you know it it's because I gave it to you If I don't know you and you ring me first thing I do is ask where'd you get my number if they can't answer I tell them to never ring here again or else legal proceedings will eventuate from further calls 




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  # 1794184 3-Jun-2017 12:13
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fe31nz:

 

Salami:

 

 

 

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

 

 

After logging in, click on the Home Phone Plus menu, then click on the cogwheel icon beside your phone number.  That brings up the phone app (I can not remember what it is called).  The Call Manager is on the menu at the top of that.

 

 

 

 

Sorry , I'm referring to mobile . Im on mobile


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  # 1794198 3-Jun-2017 13:30
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I only got two Microsoft support scam calls ever. On the second one I asked for "a moment to start my computer" when in fact I was loading an adult streaming website. Started playing one of the clips and the woman calling hung up on me after 20 seconds. Never got another call.





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  # 1794210 3-Jun-2017 14:03
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freitasm:

 

I only got two Microsoft support scam calls ever. On the second one I asked for "a moment to start my computer" when in fact I was loading an adult streaming website. Started playing one of the clips and the woman calling hung up on me after 20 seconds. Never got another call.

 

 

 

 

Can't really see my wife doing that. She thinking of paraphrasing the famous line from Taken.





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Using empathy takes no energy and can gain so much. Try it.

 

 


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