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WyleECoyoteNZ

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#296182 27-May-2022 20:52
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This is bit of a strange one.

 

Ever since my daughter got her phone (2Degrees Prepaid number), she has been occasionally getting calls asking for a 'Conrad'. The last 2 have been from the numbers below, but since she's had the phone they've come in 'swarms' of 2 or 3 calls in 2\3 days, each time I block them.

 

The calls appear to come from a Auckland number, the last 2 from:

 

09-884-5025

 

09-884-5031

 

I've since blocked these 2 numbers on her mobile. If I try and call those numbers back from my phone, hiding my number with #031# or 0197, those 09-884 numbers don't exist \ there's no-one there.

 

Apart from blocking the numbers if they call again, or changing her number, is there anything else I can do?


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  #2919564 27-May-2022 21:10
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Not strange at all a Conrad must of had that number at some point

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  #2919565 27-May-2022 21:15
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Seems 884 is used by scammers.

 

Spam callers (Reddit)

 

Linux: Not strange at all a Conrad must of had that number at some point

 

09 884 doesn't exist in NZ

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_dialling_codes_in_New_Zealand






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  #2919566 27-May-2022 21:33
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09 884 is assigned to "Symbio Wholesale NZ Limited". It's a valid number range.




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  #2919612 27-May-2022 21:52
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K8Toledo:

 

Seems 884 is used by scammers.

 

Spam callers (Reddit)

 

Linux: Not strange at all a Conrad must of had that number at some point

 

09 884 doesn't exist in NZ

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_dialling_codes_in_New_Zealand

 

 

Thanks. Guess I'll just keep on blocking them


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  #2919619 27-May-2022 23:12
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Behodar:

 

09 884 is assigned to "Symbio Wholesale NZ Limited". It's a valid number range.

 

 

Not according to Wikipedia

 

 

 

And Symbio Wholesale is based in Wellington. Wellington Area Code is 04.

 

 

 

 

 






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  #2919620 27-May-2022 23:26
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Time to remind everyone that is very easy to fake the number being displayed. Do not trust it is what it says it is. Scammers can even call with a number belonging to your bank etc.


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  #2919622 27-May-2022 23:49
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Holden great South road in '19 was 09 884 it would seem..

It's also entirely possible it isn't a spoof but a trunk range sold to a business configured rubbish?
IE a call centre. And they're ringing a now re allocated prepaid number

I use to get wyndham estate sales calls weekly for my prev business number back in 2010 looking for some woman for months. Don't enter mall 'free' competitions at popup counters..



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  #2919626 28-May-2022 00:58
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If they ask for someone thats not you, just tell them that they're dead. Seems to stop the calls.





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  #2919632 28-May-2022 07:14
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I got a scam call yesterday from 04 831... which, according to the Wikipedia page linked above, doesn't exist. 

 

The scammers knew my name, so clearly my number has leaked out of a database somewhere. 


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  #2919634 28-May-2022 07:41
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If you want to know which number ranges are assigned you should be using the number allocation deed.
Wiki is only as useful as the most clueless person updating it.

Re:Symbio being in the 04, you don't need to have a physical presence in any of the areas your ranges are allocated.

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  #2919636 28-May-2022 07:58
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What happens if you say yes it’s Conrad?




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  #2919648 28-May-2022 09:33
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Along with the call number spoofing, area codes mean nothing these days. 

 

My home number appears as a central Auckland location, yet I'm 40km away from there in the Rodney district which is a "toll" to call Auckland. I had a choice of anywhere in the country I wanted to situate my number. Could've grabbed an 03 to annoy family by making them pay toll charges to ring me :D

 

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  #2919654 28-May-2022 09:38
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MadEngineer: What happens if you say yes it’s Conrad?

 

That reminded me of this (fast forward to 20 seconds in):

 

https://www.facebook.com/all4/videos/ali-g-shopping/1298792943588722/

 

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  #2919660 28-May-2022 10:15
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xpd:

 

I had a choice of anywhere in the country I wanted to situate my number. Could've grabbed an 03 to annoy family by making them pay toll charges to ring me :D

 

 

I kept getting phone calls asking for prices on auto parts. A company in Christchurch had the same number as me in Auckland.

 

I now have same number in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, so that won't ever be a problem again.


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  #2919817 28-May-2022 20:13
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rscole86: If you want to know which number ranges are assigned you should be using the number allocation deed.
Wiki is only as useful as the most clueless person updating it.

Re:Symbio being in the 04, you don't need to have a physical presence in any of the areas your ranges are allocated.

 

Depends on the reliability of the source used by the person updating it. If in doubt, check the source.






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