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Random calls

by Lauren_w Starter Poster
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I have been getting random calls both international and New Zealand calls for a few months now and I’m wondering how can I stop it? It is very annoying!
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@Lauren_w wrote:
I have been getting random calls both international and New Zealand calls for a few months now and I’m wondering how can I stop it? It is very annoying!

Are they in chinese?

or are they speaking english telling you you have a virus on your computer?

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by Lauren_w Starter Poster
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I never answer them. Some leave voice messages too. Some calls come up as from Hong Kong (China) Australia, Wellington, New Zealand, London.
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The voice mails have you checked them? Are they in chinese cause I have been getting calls from 027 mobiles they sound like recordings in Chinese 

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by Lauren_w Starter Poster
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Don’t really know. Don’t think so as it sounds pre-recorded. They say something like “you are the only one at this conference”
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by Senior Contributor capcomnz Senior Contributor
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@Lauren_w@Christopher

Hi.

Not sure if these calls are coming to your landline or mobile (or both)

 

Theres another post where people are experianceing the same thing

http://community.vodafone.co.nz/t5/Mobile-services/Barrage-of-unsolicited-scam-calls-from-Internatio...

 

I mentioned there of an app you can get for your mobile called : WideProtect Spam Call Blocker

You do need to buy the app (I think it was between $4-$5 NZD) but unlike other apps its a one time payment as opposed to being a subscription.

You also might need an internet connection either from wifi or mobile data so it checks against a spam caller database when a call comes in but the nice thing is this app allows for blocking numbers using wildcards.

 

There are other apps out there but from what I see most have a subscription based payment scheme (which I dont like) and dont seem to allow for adding numbers using a wildcard format. They all seem to need an internet connection.

 

I alos have found Panasonic have landline phones out now that also allow you to block these numbers. You need Caller ID activated on your account for it to work.

 

I ahd some the other week and called 777 so they could investigate and look at blocking numbers at their end. Seems to of worked so far.

 

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don't have a landline. they are coming to my mobile telephone.

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@Christopher

Yeah, Thats what I had the other week. All stopped now.

Have a look at that app. Its on the Apple store and would say its on the Android one as well.

There are other apps like TrueCaller and Hiya bu like I said they seem to be subscription based and dont have the alibity to have a wildcard entry. They also seem to need access to your contacts (which is fair enough to allow legit callers through) BUT I did read that a few of these apps also upload your contacts to the apps database overseas to create a "whitelist" of numbers.

I'm not sure if that still happens however.

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The calls are only coming from my Mobil
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The calls are only coming from my Mobile. Thanks
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