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#233789 3-May-2018 10:34
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Just recently, I've been receiving calls with semi-regularity from different numbers (09 525 1588 & 26 445 1514) that when answered have a recorded female voice speaking in a (I assume Chinese?) language that I am not able to decipher.

 

Whilst it's inconvenient and annoying, it assumedly doesn't cost me anything but my time.

 

I've blocked both of these numbers but colleagues (not on 2D) are also getting the same calls from different numbers.

 

Seems different to the Wangiri scam calls - there's no prompt to call back and as it's not in English I can't understand the message...

 

 

 

Anyone know anything more about this particular issue?





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  #2006971 3-May-2018 10:40
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I received a phone call from 09 525 1588 on Tuesday arvo, although I missed the call and it went to voicemail. The number is for the Chinese Consulate General in Auckland. 

 

I used Google Translate to figure out what the message said, it was something about picking up documents at the Consulate or Embassy because they were about to expire. I called them back however there was no answer, to make things worse their voicemail was full.

 

I gave up and sent them an email, letting them know that they had the wrong number. Very odd.








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  #2006973 3-May-2018 10:43
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James Bond:

 

I received a phone call from 09 525 1588 on Tuesday arvo, although I missed the call and it went to voicemail. The number is for the Chinese Consulate General in Auckland. 

 

I used Google Translate to figure out what the message said, it was something about picking up documents at the Consulate or Embassy because they were about to expire. I called them back however there was no answer, to make things worse their voicemail was full.

 

I gave up and sent them an email, letting them know that they had the wrong number. Very odd.

 

 

 

 

Hmm...very strange.

 

Perhaps its an IP phone system that's been hacked?





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  #2006978 3-May-2018 10:48
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I would ignore it


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  #2006991 3-May-2018 11:02
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freitasm:

 

As per previous discussion here.

 

 

Thanks Mauricio.

 

I did search before I posted, but clearly, not very well...





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  #2007030 3-May-2018 11:38
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Hi, we have put some info on how to deal with these spam calls - Scam and Spam Calling 

 

We mention PMing is on Facebook but happy to deal with them on here.

 

Please PM us the following info -

 

  • Your number
  • Scam/spam number calling you
  • Date
  • Time
  • Nature of the call (missed call, blank call, offer of financial service, unknown etc)

Regards

 

^POB

 

 




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  #2007042 3-May-2018 11:54
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2degreesCare:

 

Hi, we have put some info on how to deal with these spam calls - Scam and Spam Calling 

 

We mention PMing is on Facebook but happy to deal with them on here.

 

Please PM us the following info -

 

  • Your number
  • Scam/spam number calling you
  • Date
  • Time
  • Nature of the call (missed call, blank call, offer of financial service, unknown etc)

Regards

 

^POB

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks 2DC.

 

What you see here is what it is...I've blocked the numbers, so shouldn't have too many ongoing issues, but will follow through if I get more from different numbers.





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  #2007063 3-May-2018 12:26
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Looks like we got too many spam calls threads going, but the different titles get lost

 

Along with the One the fearless leader linked I had raised it in another existing.

 

https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=40&topicid=230555&page_no=5#2005952 


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  #2007620 4-May-2018 09:14
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Just received a call with recorded message in Mandarin from 027 521 0300. Something about DHL (yeah, right). Reported details to @2degreesCare as requested above.





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  #2007988 4-May-2018 17:40
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I've also received the same call, but from 0270406268. I'm on Warehouse Mobile, so effectively 2degrees.

Number has been blacklisted locally on phone, so who knows how many times they've tried calling.

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  #2008008 4-May-2018 18:19
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James Bond:

 

I received a phone call from 09 525 1588 on Tuesday arvo, although I missed the call and it went to voicemail. The number is for the Chinese Consulate General in Auckland. 

 

I used Google Translate to figure out what the message said, it was something about picking up documents at the Consulate or Embassy because they were about to expire. I called them back however there was no answer, to make things worse their voicemail was full.

 

I gave up and sent them an email, letting them know that they had the wrong number. Very odd.

 

 

Not sure why this was set as the answer, you should never call the number back that dials you as it's likely spoofed anyway.


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  #2018180 18-May-2018 10:35
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Another call with recorded Mandarin message, this time from 02126590283 





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  #2025703 30-May-2018 14:45
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I've received 7 of these in the last 3 hours. All from different numbers! OMG






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James Bond:

 

I've received 7 of these in the last 3 hours. All from different numbers! OMG

 

 

Hi @JamesBond - can you PM your number and the numbers that called you, with times please? 

 

Cheers

 

^POB


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