Skip to comments.Harassing calls on my cell
Posted on 01/18/2017 2:50:12 PM PST by A Cyrenian
I'm getting calls on my cell phone from numbers that don't exist. When I try to look up the number on the net I'm seeing "someone has spoofed the caller id".
These calls started right before the election and have continued since.
I have added the number as a contact and then block that caller but they just switch to a different number. I never answer the call, I select don't accept option on my phone.
Are you getting these and do you know of a way to stop them?
I have had a few since the election on my cell phone, but those that I answer (of the unknown callers) claim to be “telephone survey” groups.
Then again, that label does allow them to ask for age and ethnicity and morality and economic attitudes, doesn’t it?
This is a normal illegal activity by telemarketing firms mainly. I get them all the time. I recommend to those I talk with to always have CALLER ID on your phones and never answer any call that you do not recognize. An important caller will leave a message or begin to. You can always catch a legitimate caller.
I have the same problem. Tried to block them, but they just change the number. I don’t answer them, but just delete them. It’s frustrating for sure.
Over 50% of the calls coming into my phone are like that.
It has been that way for me for....3 years..?
The latest one I’m getting (about 5 times in the last month):
My phone rings, it has some out-of-state number id (not an 800 number), I go ahead and answer it and there is a fumbling on the other end, like someone dropped their phone or their head set, and then a young girl laughs and says “sorry about that”, like she’s, you know, real human and right there with me in terms of shared experience. Before she can say more I say “yeah, right” and hang up.
Each time it is from a completely different number and region. I think it’s part of some upgraded telemarketing script.
If they don’t leave a message, I block the number; but, it’s like trying to hold back the ocean.
preferences .... calls from those in your contacts list only .
Yesterday, upon the stair,
I met a man who wasn’t there.
He wasn’t there again today,
I wish, I wish he’d go away...
Same thing here. . . .
Had several last fall. I did not answer, blocked the caller, and over time they went away. The calls came from all over the country, but call programs can mask the ID to show random locations.
Answer it, then blow a whistle into the phone. Hurts like hell.
“Hello, your business has been selected for” and I hang up.
Of course I’ve done the “do not call” bit and it hasn’t helped at all. Seems to have made things worse.
Antisocial as hell but I’ve quit answering. If they don’t leave a message I don’t need to talk to ‘em. Family, friends, anyone.
I have been getting that same one for about 2 months now.
Sounds very convincing, like it is a real person, until you realize that there is no two way communication
“Rachel from credit card services” is pretty common.
Even if you’re on the “do not call” list, they still nail you.
Often, they spoof a number with the same area code as you have, so you’ll answer it, thinking it’s someone in your community.
I don’t answer them. I figure if someone really wants to talk to me, they’ll leave a message.
Not answering the calls is indeed the best way — hopefully eventually they figure out that they will never get through and take your number out of their call list.
Some sort of phishing scam, perhaps trawling for active numbers that might afterward be followed up.
There's an ancient axiom that says technological and legal loophole plugging inevitably leads to "smarter" criminals.
I say it's spinach, and I say to hell with it.
Same here. If I don’t recognize the number, it goes to VM. I get a lot of nonsense calls all day. A lot of them are B 2 B sales calls that I don’t want. I have toner, thanks.
I do that with my personal cell, but we can't screen calls like that on the business line. If we want to eat, we have to take every call.
If a call turns out to be spam, or some other non-business related thing, we save it to our business phone's contact list and label it accordingly.
That helps a bit, but we still field new ones every week.
Get these, too. Drives me crazy.
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