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FelixBlue 01-23-2019 9:22 AM

Robocallers won't stop calling!
 
Has done anything to prevent to these calls? Tried blocking them but it seems futile as they always figure out a way to call me. They are now calling from my telephone code to act like I know them.

TKM 01-23-2019 9:47 AM

And you just threw a dart at the internet and decided to ask the gun guys because?

ECG_88 01-23-2019 10:01 AM

Odd choice for a first post.

HUTCH 7.62 01-23-2019 10:14 AM

:popcorn:

71MUSTY 01-23-2019 10:15 AM

I like NOMOROBO

blackberg 01-23-2019 10:23 AM

OP is probably a robocaller himself and wants to know what we are doing to circumvent him....or he is just frustrated by being robocalled and knows calguns knows everything

it took me a year of lurking before I actually signed up

-bb

johnk518 01-23-2019 12:40 PM

Poor dude, didn't know what he walked into :smash:

UberPatriot 01-23-2019 12:55 PM

Use Voice over internet protocol
I use Talkatone, talkatone lets you burn your number anytime you want.
I never get robocalls.

Featureless 01-23-2019 1:00 PM

https://www.amazon.com/CPR-V5000-Cal.../dp/B0191XMBV2

WartHog 01-23-2019 1:39 PM

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Originally Posted by FelixBlue (Post 22582605)
Has done anything to prevent to these calls? Tried blocking them but it seems futile as they always figure out a way to call me. They are now calling from my telephone code to act like I know them.

It's known as Caller ID or Neighbor Spoofing. As slow as the Feds work, we'll all be putting up with the BS for a long time before they do anything to stop the Spammers.

https://www.fcc.gov/consumers/guides...-and-caller-id
https://www.bbb.org/article/news-rel...ghbor-spoofing
https://www.consumerreports.org/robo...ght-robocalls/

wpage 01-23-2019 1:49 PM

Not to worry the FCC is on it...

Deedle 01-23-2019 2:00 PM

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Originally Posted by FelixBlue (Post 22582605)
Has done anything to prevent to these calls? Tried blocking them but it seems futile as they always figure out a way to call me. They are now calling from my telephone code to act like I know them.

Use Hiya

smird 01-23-2019 3:36 PM

After a while his post will be edited to be some sort of advertisement.

small hole shooter 01-23-2019 4:39 PM

I answered in fake Chinese, they hung up. After a week or so I get a robo call in, yes, you guessed it, Chinese!

67Cuda 01-23-2019 5:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Featureless (Post 22583374)

Exactly, I just saw a commercial for this on T.V.

Might work for your home phone, but how many people use their home phone for real calls?

augoldminer 01-23-2019 8:46 PM

i got a robo call today and the number on my phone was 0000000000.

needless to say i did not answer it.

Sir Toast 01-23-2019 8:56 PM

Yes. There is a guy who makes money suing these idiots and makes tens of thousands of dollars doing it. I'll try to find the link. He gives free advice how to do it. If I can find it, I'll send it to you via PM.

Sir Toast 01-23-2019 9:00 PM

THIS WORKS:
https://forum.snipershide.com/thread...-them.6916184/


I promise, it works. I'll keep looking for the money maker though.

johnthomas 01-23-2019 9:08 PM

I get them a few times a week. They are selling extended car warranty, credit card resolution or a new home loan. I tell them to F off and hang up.

Cokebottle 01-23-2019 9:12 PM

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Originally Posted by FelixBlue (Post 22582605)
Has done anything to prevent to these calls? Tried blocking them but it seems futile as they always figure out a way to call me. They are now calling from my telephone code to act like I know them.

LOL!

Joke's on them. I've had this landline number since 1994. They haven't issued numbers in my prefix in 25 years.

The one that gets me is my work phone. I inherited one from a previous manager who was apparently buying viagra from Canadian pharmacies.
3-5 calls every day during business hours. Unless I recognize the number, I let it go to VM. If they don't leave a message, they get blocked.

smird 01-24-2019 11:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Sir Toast (Post 22585133)
Yes. There is a guy who makes money suing these idiots and makes tens of thousands of dollars doing it. I'll try to find the link. He gives free advice how to do it. If I can find it, I'll send it to you via PM.

https://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/...d.php?t=684414

Usmc0844spare 01-24-2019 11:44 AM

For awhile I made a point of actually trying to speak with a living person just to F with them. Keep them on the line as long as possible, to the point of giving them a bogus first 12 digit credit card # and then saying "the last 4 are 'go F yourself' " and listening to the fireworks on the other end of the line.

Got too tiring.

Calls tapered off for awhile but are starting again.

List of people calling me:

- Additional healthcare

- Vacation Offers (these have SOME legitimacy to them but screw them for using a phone # spoofing service)

- Credit Card Interest Rate Reduction (these are my FAVORITE because they are UNQUESTIONABLY criminals who like to argue and go nuts when they get SO close to getting a CC# only to find out they wasted all that time with me)

- A crazy over the top evangelical recording. Sat through 5 minutes of this one time just to get to the live donation operator but the payoff was not satisfying as even when I told them to F off they were SUPER polite about it.

I suspect that what is going on is that there is some company independent of all these who's sole mission is to auto-dial local #s from a spoofed local #, and then they hand off the call to any number of scam runners. One time MY # was used because I got an irate text from someone asking me to stop calling them.

sonofeugene 01-24-2019 11:56 AM

I heard that after the first of the year (should be any time now), the major cell phone providers will be rolling out some new technology that will compare the phone number that gets displayed with the actual source of the call. If the two don't match, the call won't go through. "They" say this will eliminate about 95 percent of the spam calls. I sure hope it works and I sure hope they get this technology up and running soon.

Usmc0844spare 01-24-2019 12:07 PM

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Originally Posted by sonofeugene (Post 22586833)
I heard that after the first of the year (should be any time now), the major cell phone providers will be rolling out some new technology that will compare the phone number that gets displayed with the actual source of the call. If the two don't match, the call won't go through. "They" say this will eliminate about 95 percent of the spam calls. I sure hope it works and I sure hope they get this technology up and running soon.

I hope so, otherwise there won't be much we can do. When it first started happening I told FCC but given how many people this is happening to, with no end in sight, probably a futile exercise.

Also, I think my strategy might be working to some extent in terms of the actual scam companies, as now a lot of times I get obvious robo calls but when I am connected the line goes dead. So in my imagination what is happening is that the call center person picks up, sees my number but it is flagged with "Troublemaker" and they know not to waste time trying to engage with me. Doesn't do anything to keep my phone from ringing initially but at least the d-heads at the scam companies don't try to talk to me anymore.

MaHoTex 01-24-2019 12:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Featureless (Post 22583374)

The is the exact unit I am using and it is a gift from god himself.

SoCalPI 01-29-2019 3:18 PM

I got one yesterday from my own number! Plenty of them in Chinese too. Just annoying when they call early in the morning or late at night but that isn’t too often.

The War Wagon 01-29-2019 3:22 PM

I've had this for over 2 years, and while I thought I'd fill it up in 30 days, I've only blocked 290 different numbers so far!

http://images.mentalfloss.com/sites/...26.13%20PM.png


4,710 callers to go! :D

the86d 01-31-2019 4:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sir Toast (Post 22585146)
THIS WORKS:
https://forum.snipershide.com/thread...-them.6916184/


I promise, it works. I'll keep looking for the money maker though.

I got rid of my home phone years ago, so some of these devices are useless to me,
but if I get one of these people again, I am going to breathe deeply, and start asking...
"What... are you wearing?"
Then breathe heavily.

RobG 01-31-2019 7:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by the86d (Post 22611008)
I got rid of my home phone years ago, so some of these devices are useless to me,
but if I get one of these people again, I am going to breathe deeply, and start asking...
"What... are you wearing?"
Then breathe heavily.

It works, believe me. I have been known to come on to the callers, male or female. It works :D My wife just shakes her head and says I am gross :rofl2:

Most of them are now robo so no "hottie" on the other end of the line :43:

xrMike 02-02-2019 7:23 PM

Pretty simple really.

If you get called by any number that is NOT already in your Contacts list, you don't answer. There is no law yet that says you have to answer your phone, just because it rings.

If they leave a voicemail, then you decide whether or not to return the call. 98% of the time, they will not leave a voicemail, so **** 'em. You didn't want to talk to them anyway.

local_nobody 02-02-2019 10:41 PM

my home phone is a magicjack; they now have a "call screening" option, where the caller has to press a random number to be connected. no junk calls since i enabled that.

the cell, i have the default ringer set to silent, and set actual ringtones for contacts. any spam voicemails, or repeat calls with no voicemail...blocked.

also gotten a hateful voicemail on my google voice number, which was apparently spoofed...guy talked about knowing where i am and hunting me down....then turned around and talked about calling the cops.

LiveAmmunition 02-02-2019 11:09 PM

I haven't had a home telephone since mobile phones existed.
My work phone does get robocalls. I have caller ID, and manages to get their numbers.
I quickly write their phone # down, and google it.
1 in 10 phone #s gets a hit on a local business/warehouse/unmanned office from google maps.
One of these days, I am going to go to all those locations I have recorded and going to give them HELL and also to serve them.

All of them that I have found seems to be a business ran by a Middle Eastern fck Muslim ****s.

pacrat 02-03-2019 12:13 AM

That Amazon box for a C-note seems awful steep. :eek:

Base station on old cordless landline took a crap last yr.

Got this from Best Buy. 4 handsets, lithium batteries that last for 4 days.

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/at-t-cl...?skuId=5800812

And works great. See a # you don't recognize. Let it go to machine. If it is a robo or spam. Push one button and POOF it from any handset anywhere in the house. Can also listen to VM from any handset.

Same C-note, = 4 handsets, base with VM, Smart Blocker tech is amazing.

BB also has same unit with 2 handsets for $60.


:party:

MaHoTex 02-04-2019 5:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pacrat (Post 22622167)
That Amazon box for a C-note seems awful steep. :eek:

Base station on old cordless landline took a crap last yr.

Got this from Best Buy. 4 handsets, lithium batteries that last for 4 days.

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/at-t-cl...?skuId=5800812

And works great. See a # you don't recognize. Let it go to machine. If it is a robo or spam. Push one button and POOF it from any handset anywhere in the house. Can also listen to VM from any handset.

Same C-note, = 4 handsets, base with VM, Smart Blocker tech is amazing.

BB also has same unit with 2 handsets for $60.
:party:

Looks like a great set. I've been happy with my Call Blocker, though some do get through. One press of the button and never hear from them again. I might have to look into that set you brought up here.

tomk556 02-04-2019 9:01 AM

It's bizarre how those scammers operate. Obviously there are a multitude of scammers operating, but for the past month I was getting probably six to ten calls a day. This past week? Nothing...

BigPimping 03-16-2019 4:56 PM

I answer with my best Beavis and butt-head pervert imitation. Seems to work.

Kokopelli 03-16-2019 5:08 PM

Answer the phone with, “ Go ahead, caller. You’re live and on the air!”

sbo80 03-16-2019 7:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Usmc0844spare (Post 22586870)
a lot of times I get obvious robo calls but when I am connected the line goes dead.

that is their robo-computer cold-calling numbers to identify which numbers are real. By answering your number gets flagged as legitimate. Same as some of those "unsubscribe" links in spam emails, it only tells them it's a real email address.

M1NM 03-16-2019 8:46 PM

.gov could stop this in a heartbeat. You get an unwanted call you punch # that disconnects the call and credits you $1.00 on your bill. It also bills the caller $3. 1 for you, 1 for the phone company and 1 for .gov.

sgt1372 03-16-2019 10:33 PM

I have no problem w/robocalls.

I prefer communicating primarily by email and, when necessary, by text. Anyone who knows me, knows this about me and NEVER calls me. I seldom talk on the phone and NEVER answer my phone unless I know who's calling and I NEVER check my phone mail. I also ALWAYS leave the ringer on my phone OFF unless I am expecting a call from someone I know or business that has a reason to call me.

I just check my recent call list now and then to see if anyone I know has attempted to call me for some reason. Then I either call them back, text or email them l, depending how urgent I think it is to contact that person or business. I permanently block any #'s that I am unfamiliar with.

Problem solved.


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