Phone spam crash

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whitbey
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Phone spam crash

Post by whitbey » Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:58 pm

I have been getting spam phone calls that seem to have the ability to crash the call I am on. Can't imagine it is so you would answer there call as no one ever is there. The oddity is the crash. I cannot think of anyway they could crash your phone but as this has happened several dozen times now it is more then a coincidence. The numbers are odd too. 248/1##-####. The second three digits run like 193, 179, 162, 111, 122, 188. So the CID does stand out. I use a VOIP system and have been blocking the numbers as they happen. That slowed it down a lot but now I have had it happen with other numbers and even a few 800 #'s

Since there is no one real phone company I also have not found a place to complain to that would have any power to make a change. Does any one know of such?
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Re: Phone spam crash

Post by hyperbolica » Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:36 pm

I would try different voip software. Or maybe purge and reinstall your system. Plus, unless you get a lot of calls from strangers, you can block anything that isn't in your contacts. There are also more sophisticated blocking apps that use a crowdsourced blacklist. I get a lot less cell phone spam since getting a new blocking app.
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Re: Phone spam crash

Post by whitbey » Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:18 pm

New phone scam. I am a realtor so I return all calls. I have found several times now when I call back from a spam phone call that the real owner of the phone did not call. Some scammer was spoofing there CID when they called you.
I still have not figured out what the scammers are really looking for when they make random calls.
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Re: Phone spam crash

Post by Doug Elliott » Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:25 pm

I think they're just verifying live numbers for their lists
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Re: Phone spam crash

Post by timothy42b » Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:09 am

whitbey wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:18 pm
New phone scam. I am a realtor so I return all calls. I have found several times now when I call back from a spam phone call that the real owner of the phone did not call.
I just had it happen in reverse. I returned a call, only to find out that that person had received a call from my number and returned it.
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Re: Phone spam crash

Post by jrobin9 » Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:05 am

Spoofing caller id is illegal. FCC recently proposed 120 mil fine for one company/guy in FL and another got an 80+ mil fine for another company not sure it will help but at least some effort is being made.
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Re: Phone spam crash

Post by whitbey » Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:02 am

jrobin9 wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:05 am
Spoofing caller id is illegal. FCC recently proposed 120 mil fine for one company/guy in FL and another got an 80+ mil fine for another company not sure it will help but at least some effort is being made.
That is a good thing. But the FCC seems so detached. Not like you could call them very easy.
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