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Barrage of unsolicited/scam calls from International numbers

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Barrage of unsolicited/scam calls from International numbers

by prakash_vatsan Starter Poster
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Hi VF Comunity admin

 

I have 3 Vodafone mobile numbers and I have noticed a sudden spike in the International scam/unsolicited calls on all my numbers over the last 1 months. Just in the last 3 days I have received multiple calls from Australia, UK and Myanmar. Mostly I kept declining the calls or just letting it disconnect, but a couple of times I picked up the phone as the number looked like a NZ fixed number but I heard someone speaking in Burmese language and immediately disconnected it.

 

This is really annoying and I am afraid I may miss a valuable call from Aus or UK regarding job interviews due to this. If the caller doesn't opt to leave a voicemail message I am bound to lose on an opportunity due to the amount of spam-like calls I recevive.

 

These are some numbers I received in the last 3 days.

 

0095251834 (actualy displayed as 095251834)

0061403144652

0061406560750

0061406376063

00442034141932

00442037103649

0061406405441

0096265680

0061200617959

0061409563301

00442032536238

 

 

Isn't there anything Vodafone can do to prevent these type of calls?

 

Thanks

Prakash

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Re: Barrage of unsolicited/scam calls from International numbers

by prakash_vatsan Starter Poster
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I got another two just in the last 10 minutes..

 

0061403983549

0061404591833

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Re: Barrage of unsolicited/scam calls from International numbers

by PeterWilson Starter Poster
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Add me to the list receiving these... 2 from 0061 numbers today.

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Re: Barrage of unsolicited/scam calls from International numbers

by keyman26 New Poster
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I've been getting the same deal of late.  Got quite a decent list of phone numbers from all over the place now.  I'm blocking th em, but its like whack-a-mole.  

 

Generally easy to spot - I'm not expecting any calls from UK,switzerland, myanmar, singapore etc.. I just let them ring out and then block them, but getting a few from Australia and NZ now, so its harder to know if these are legit calls for my job, or if its someone selling me 'financial markets' advice.

I've feigned interest in the odd call and just watch TV and ask random questsions...  figure the longer I can keep em on the phone the less chance that someone will get spammed/scammed.

one guy guaranteed me returns of 20%, but wouldn't lend me any money to invest.  I said I'd pay him back from the returns, but he wasn't interested. Smiley Happy

 

But I wondered if vodafone was collating the numbers these people are calling from to block them at a telco level?  That hopefully catch the odd few that are caller ID blocked.  Those are really annoying as a few businesses I deal with block caller ID, not to mention my GP seems to also, amongst others.

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Re: Barrage of unsolicited/scam calls from International numbers

by Senior Contributor capcomnz Senior Contributor
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@prakash_vatsan@keyman26@PeterWilson

Hi

I'm not certain if you know this but there are apps you can put on your mobile phones that will block these spam calls

The best I have seem is called : WideProtect Spam Call Blocker.

I know its on the Apple Store and would guess its also available for Android.

The reason I say its the "best" is that its about the only call blocker that I have seem that allows you to use wildcard entries.

For example use 006140**** will block calls starting with 006140

I think it may need an internet connection (wifi or mobile) as it checks against a spam database when calls come in.

 

If you have a landline I have also seem some of the Panasonic phones that have "Nuisance Call Block"

You do need caller ID activated for this.

 

 

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