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  Reply # 1920076 15-Dec-2017 10:55
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We have family members who have blocked their number from being forwarded and they come up as Private, so we need to answer the call. I always just answer and say nothing and wait.

You should educate them on unblocking their number when they call you. If they have a Spark landline you prefix the number you are calling with 0196. This will reveal caller ID for that phone call only. Other phone providers may have other codes.

 

I don't think that's going to work all that well. They have to remember to do that just for us and therefore likely to forget to do at least some of the time. We also have other genuine calls on a less regular basis who also come up as "private". It's not that big a deal to just answer and not speak immediately. 





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  Reply # 1920087 15-Dec-2017 11:15
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Technofreak:... They have to remember to do that just for us ...
Could you not set up their auto-dial numbers (eg yours) for them with that prefix? That's what we did in a similar situation.


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  Reply # 1920100 15-Dec-2017 11:36
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Technofreak:... They have to remember to do that just for us ...
Could you not set up their auto-dial numbers (eg yours) for them with that prefix? That's what we did in a similar situation.

 

 

You're assuming they have auto dial numbers, which they don't.

 

As I've already mentioned it's not a problem for us. I was merely giving a practical option that we use for dealing with scam phone calls.





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  Reply # 1920107 15-Dec-2017 11:46
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If it starts with +4470.., it will also be a scam. Wife has been getting a few of those, somehow it gets routed to a dodgy telco in Nigeria and you end up with a whopping big charge on your bill.


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  Reply # 1920365 15-Dec-2017 20:15
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I have no problem blocking anon calls and often just have the phone set to contacts only, but it really needs to be done network side so the phone doesnt interupt what I am doing inorder to briefly show the incoming call thing and then reject it.

 

 

 

I strung one foreign exchange guy on for a while, saying I wasn't traveling so didn't need to exchange money, and when he said it was about making money I said I didn't think that sounded very honest to use foreigners money like that and let him go on for a while while I did something else.





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  Reply # 1920419 16-Dec-2017 00:08
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Technofreak:
coffeebaron: ... If they have a Spark landline you prefix the number you are calling with 0196. This will reveal caller ID for that phone call only. ...
I don't think that's going to work all that well. ...

 

Yes & no. Yes, if you do it manually. or if it has to be done before & after the actual call. No, if you get a digital handset that supports speed dialling. Configure the buttons to auto dial the 0196 and destination number. That way you can also save them time by not having to dial the full number every time.


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  Reply # 1920812 17-Dec-2017 17:22
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Had them on my vodafone phones today. 5 missed calls each from 099508428 and 048303389 on one sim (unanswered) - google shows those numbers as being financial scammers, and 099508854 on the other one which I answered and it was silent for a bit then some scammy call center sounding person that I told to go away.

 

 

 

 

I have had the same number call me many times

 

I now have it blocked.....





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  Reply # 1920897 17-Dec-2017 22:38
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coffeebaron: ... If they have a Spark landline you prefix the number you are calling with 0196. This will reveal caller ID for that phone call only. ...
I don't think that's going to work all that well. ...


Yes & no. Yes, if you do it manually. or if it has to be done before & after the actual call. No, if you get a digital handset that supports speed dialling. Configure the buttons to auto dial the 0196 and destination number. That way you can also save them time by not having to dial the full number every time.



They're big and ugly enough to decide what sort of handset they have and how they have it set up. They don't need or want my input. Seriously it's not a problem for us. As I said I was merely suggesting one way of dealing with scam calls.




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  Reply # 1922058 19-Dec-2017 16:28
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I got two of these today from different Hong Kong numbers. I didn't answer either of them.

 

I'm curious as to how they got my number; do they just try numbers in sequence or has it likely ended up on a list somewhere? I tried to look on https://haveibeenpwned.com/ but it only appears to handle email addresses, not phone numbers.


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  Reply # 1922108 19-Dec-2017 19:07
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Had HK number today as well. Answered the second one and they knew my name. I have hardly used that number anywhere so my blame at the moment is going to dominos as its the one I give to them and they have had a leak of emails too.





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  Reply # 1922131 19-Dec-2017 19:26
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I've never used Domino's so that's interesting.


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  Reply # 1922800 20-Dec-2017 22:08
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I've never used Domino's so that's interesting.

 

 

Not coming from Domino's as the caller had my first and last name.......

 

Also had a check on the three nz numbers and they are all owned by Vodafone; not sure if anything can be done from their end





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Hi, we've raised this with the 3rd party provider but they need more recent examples. 

 

If anyone gets more of these from Hong Kong or another country's numbers please PM us your number, 4 digit PIN (so we know it's you), the numbers calling you and the time and date they called. 

 

Cheers

 

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  Reply # 1923698 22-Dec-2017 16:18
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I'm not with 2degrees but since you're involving a third-party I'll post the details anyway:

 

+852 01374121 on the 19th at 11:38
+852 03156166 on the 19th at 16:04
+852 02280082 on the 20th at 19:16
+852 03852658 on the 21st at 14:39


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  Reply # 1923702 22-Dec-2017 16:31
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Caller ID showed as 0099508428. 8:11pm yesterday to my Vodafone number. Asked for Rick which is possibly my ex business partner who used the number before we gave up on the company. Was some brokering company who I told to get lost on a crappy compressed laggy connection and sounded Manila call center type accent.




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