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mobile spam calls - any solution ??

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posted on Feb, 26 2020 @ 04:36 AM
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starting saturday - i have had 7 mobile calls - none leve a message

3 on sat - all unanswered as i was unavailiable

1 sunday

2 tuesday

1 today

all different numbers - that i can find no info on - using spam caller websites

now its pissing me off - blocking each number - retro activly - is pointless as none call twice

is there any sensible solution ???

i cannot block " all numbers not in contacts " - for various reasons - so please dont suggest that




posted on Feb, 26 2020 @ 04:38 AM
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a reply to: ignorant_ape
If you did not answer how can you be sure it is spam?
Did you call back?



posted on Feb, 26 2020 @ 04:42 AM
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a reply to: ignorant_ape

Now they use numbers and names of people I know... caller I.D. is pointless now.
House phone is left off the hook anymore.

Tried to report the situation, but you're on hold for hours. Reporting over the web is pointless too, as agencies are flooded with these complaints.

If anyone has a solution, I'm all ears.

Oh and putting you number on a do not call doesn't work either.
edit on 26-2-2020 by Bigburgh because: You're not your



posted on Feb, 26 2020 @ 05:09 AM
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Truecaller is a handy app, and use your do not disturb function so that only people in your phonebook can call you.
If you cannot block everyone except your own contacts, then prepare to lead a life of unsolicited calls.
edit on 26-2-2020 by GreenGunther because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 26 2020 @ 05:28 AM
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I'm going to guess you answered a call from a scammer

Yea they wont stop calling you after that

Some phone companies will block robo calls others will list them as potential scam if your phone company dosent do this you should find one that dose



posted on Feb, 26 2020 @ 05:49 AM
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a reply to: ignorant_ape
Send them nudes.



posted on Feb, 26 2020 @ 07:09 AM
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a reply to: ignorant_ape
Change your phone number.



posted on Feb, 26 2020 @ 07:26 AM
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originally posted by: weirdguy
a reply to: ignorant_ape
Send them nudes.


My personal favorite is suicide vids, but each to their own.
As long as you traumatize - they’ll leave you alone.



posted on Feb, 26 2020 @ 07:31 AM
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a reply to: Bigburgh

I get none, here is why.

I don't use smartphones or iphones or whatever the hell it is people are staring at these days.
I have an old flip phone.
Anytime I go someplace and they ask for my number...I say NO!!

My bank doesn't even have my phone number.
People do all this crap on their phones and give their number out to businesses, what do you think is going to happen??
SPAM.

It has its downfalls though, since I refuse to give my email or phone number to ANY business and choose to have the bills sent in paper to my home mailbox, there are things I can't do, like join a gym.

Thats fine though, I can make the sacrifice and workout at home.

Don't give your number out, even to your bank.
If you buy and sell and do things with your phone....you will get spam.

The sacrifice is worth it.



posted on Feb, 26 2020 @ 07:44 AM
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For thos in the US, you can look into an app called robo revenge if you're getting slammed by robo calls.

Supposedly it gives a fake credit card number for tracing purposes and sets the stage so you can sue the robo caller. I believe it's 3,000 dollars per instance. Keep in mind I'm sure it's not that easy to get the money.... However, if it becomes widely used, it may curb robo calling until they find another way to skirt the system.



posted on Feb, 26 2020 @ 07:52 AM
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Or just dont answer the calls and move on with your day.


I have multiple phones due to the nature of my work and on at least 2 of them I get constant spam calls, upwards of 5-10 a day.

If its business related they will leave me a VM or follow up with an email.
If its someone actually wanting to talk to me they will normally call back or send me a txt.

Honestly, if you dont have a viable tech solution just ignore them. Me personally I dont understand why people get bothered by spam calls when there is such an easy and long standing approach to them.



posted on Feb, 26 2020 @ 07:59 AM
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originally posted by: DrumsRfun
a reply to: Bigburgh

I get none, here is why.

I don't use smartphones or iphones or whatever the hell it is people are staring at these days.
I have an old flip phone.
Anytime I go someplace and they ask for my number...I say NO!!

My bank doesn't even have my phone number.
People do all this crap on their phones and give their number out to businesses, what do you think is going to happen??
SPAM.

It has its downfalls though, since I refuse to give my email or phone number to ANY business and choose to have the bills sent in paper to my home mailbox, there are things I can't do, like join a gym.

Thats fine though, I can make the sacrifice and workout at home.

Don't give your number out, even to your bank.
If you buy and sell and do things with your phone....you will get spam.

The sacrifice is worth it.

YES - THIS ^^^^^^^
I will go even further. I also have a land line and get to see the inbound call on a 48" LED TV
And , anonymous and blocked callers are blocked automatically .
They receive a " Unblock your call or allow Caller ID and try again"



posted on Feb, 26 2020 @ 08:00 AM
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a reply to: DrumsRfun

I only have a house phone, haven't had a cell since 2008. The bank and doctors have my number. My sister has a cell but rarely uses it. (And she gets those pesky text from over seas pretending to be the IRS or Viagra sales) gross.

Started long ago. I'll show these 2, the rest I can't because they are real numbers of friends, family and my pharmacist that spammers use as ID.

Edit: right area code, right prefix. I pick up and deep scruffly say Ello? Wait for the bot and hang up. We were told to answer, hang up because it somehow counts as a call and it won't call back.... wrong😕



I get pics then I have to mark as spam on the home phone, or decide to block people I know.
I got 1 this morning already from a bogus power company... real pain in the butt.

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posted on Feb, 26 2020 @ 08:24 AM
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I'd change your home phone number and give it out to only family and essential friends,.
I am not sure if that would help, but I took a ,start new and fresh approach and guarded my number from businesses and the problem got solved.
If you get a fresh new number and gave it to nobody and still have these calls, I'd go after the phone company because they would be the only source left.

I went from hundreds of people having my number and getting spammed, to less than 10 essential people having my number and it stopped.(funny thing eh)

Like I said, don't give anyone who isn't family or friends your number and NEVER give it out to a business because you know what will come next....SPAM!!

I tell people all the time, its either NO, or I just say I don't have a phone and don't do email.
As I said, they won't let me join a gym without email and phone number and that was a deal killer for me.

People don't guard info these days, thats their own faults.

IMO there is nothing wrong with the old saying.
Don't call us, we'll call you.



posted on Feb, 26 2020 @ 08:34 AM
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a reply to: ignorant_ape

If it's a real person then buy an airhorn and blow it at them each time they call.
It wont stop the calls but it will make the person think twice about the job they choose to do.
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posted on Feb, 26 2020 @ 08:35 AM
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a reply to: ignorant_ape

Yes, on my iPhone there is a little crescent moon icon that puts my phone in "Do Not Disturb" mode. In this mode, my phone only rings if someone is in my contact list. For 5 or 6 spam calls I get everyday the phone doesn't ring. I can see the numbers in my "Recent" call list. For the local numbers I try calling back in case it's a doctor or something. You can immediately tell if the number is telemarketing because the cail will fail. Sometimes I then add the number as a block contact to prevent that number from ever calling. But the a holes use a different number every time.

I don't understand public policy being in favor of the criminals and organized crime. In this day of terrorists running rampant around the country you would think in order to use the phone network every phone number has to be tracked. The carriers have to have the correct metadata to stop the telemarketers because how else would they do billing!! If someone calls my phone I should be able to identify who it is accurately.

This is just proof our government is completely corrupt and run by organized crime.


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posted on Feb, 26 2020 @ 08:41 AM
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Like I said, don't give anyone who isn't family or friends your number and NEVER give it out to a business because you know what will come next....SPAM!!


Yea, I was at guitar center sometime back. Just to get strings (9 gauge super slinky), they wanted phone number, email etc etc.... I stated I'm paying cash or no sale.

Lol..😆😆😆 just looked up at my t.v.



posted on Feb, 26 2020 @ 08:46 AM
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a reply to: Bigburgh

Try getting your phones set up in someone else name. Someone that has no debt. This worked for my mom. She used to get calls all day long till I put her home phone in my name.



posted on Feb, 26 2020 @ 09:00 AM
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I dont understand why people get bothered by spam calls


If you have never given a stranger your address but he is knocking on your front door and calling you by name....would that not make you feel a bit put off??

For me its kind of the same thing, an invasion of privacy.
Who are they, and why the hell, and how the hell, did they get my name and number??

For me, in the stranger coming to my door example?
I would be going outside and would be telling them to get the hell off my property and not to ever come back unless they were invited.
Eventually, I'd put up an electric fence.

Thats why spammers piss me off and they need to go away.






posted on Feb, 26 2020 @ 09:02 AM
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a reply to: ignorant_ape

Not sure about you but my phone company (sucky AT&T) allows me to block any number that's not on my contacts. All non-contact numbers go straight to voicemail.




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