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Topic # 229118 8-Feb-2018 13:23
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Has anyone been receiving a large number of overseas calls from +61 or +44 advisng you to buy bitcoin or invest in it?

 

A friend of mine also has been receiving a lot of calls and this started happening more frequently after new years.

 

They would call 3 times at different times of the day.

 

 

 

Just wondering if anyone else is affected?


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  Reply # 1953616 8-Feb-2018 13:28
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Yup, I've been getting loads of calls from +44 numbers. Most of them don't connect for me, only once has someone actually talked to me.


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  Reply # 1953625 8-Feb-2018 13:46
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Boss was getting up to 4 a day from them at random times. Same block numbering with differing last digits.

 

I forget the marketing name, but yes. It was investment scams and they are VERY persistent even if you say not interested (and don't have the option to ignore the call due to nature of business)

 

 

 

They even left a VM going 'hello? are you there? hello sir?...' for a while. Usual auto-dialler xfer to call taker so theres a gap and it thought his VM had answered


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  Reply # 1953627 8-Feb-2018 13:47
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I also have gotten more calls from +4422 numbers in the last few weeks.

 

I just use the red button on the calling screen and that drops the call - not sure if it goes to voicemail or not; don't care, no-one leaves a message anyway.

 

(It probably helps that I can refuse the call from my watch without even needing to dig my phone out of my pocket - +1 for smartwatches!)


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  Reply # 1953629 8-Feb-2018 13:49
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I was getting 2-4 calls a day from +4422 numbers so Ive ended up just blocking the entire range.


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  Reply # 1953630 8-Feb-2018 13:49
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There is a thread - What's something small that really annoys you?

 

https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumId=48&topicId=190840

 

My answer is - "New Years" (It is just "New Year")

 

 





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  Reply # 1953698 8-Feb-2018 15:43
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I've seen a few.  Maybe a dozen since new year.  I never answer.  I figure if it's a genuine call whoever is calling will leave a message.  They never do.





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  Reply # 1954189 9-Feb-2018 11:56
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They just won't stop .

 

Ive been using an app to block the number range of +61 and +44 . They call like 3 times a day.

 

 

 

I hope they stop


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  Reply # 1954210 9-Feb-2018 12:18
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I have 12 calls from +44 so far, never answered one. 


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  Reply # 1954214 9-Feb-2018 12:21
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robfish:

 

There is a thread - What's something small that really annoys you?

 

https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumId=48&topicId=190840

 

My answer is - "New Years" (It is just "New Year")

 

 

 

 

 

 

In this case he's stated "after New Years" which infers New Years Day, this is how the term "New Years" is commonly used.

 

 

 

And as for the OP, I've definitely seen an increase of our customers saying the same thing.


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