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Old 02-10-2019, 11:27 AM
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I just read in the newspaper that if you dial *77......and hear 3 beeps any number that calls you and hides their number will be blocked.
I called Verizon to confirm this and to make sure there was no charge for it ....and they said it is a free service.
Just passing this information on.....paper also said other carriers offer this....just check to see if there is a charge first
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Unfortunately, even if this works its likely predicated on the Caller ID which is typically spoofed now anyway. I rarely see junk calls from the same caller ID over and over, but if you do in your area, it's worth a shot!
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I just read in the newspaper that if you dial *77......and hear 3 beeps any number that calls you and hides their number will be blocked.
I called Verizon to confirm this and to make sure there was no charge for it ....and they said it is a free service.
Just passing this information on.....paper also said other carriers offer this....just check to see if there is a charge first :seasix:
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I wish there was a service I could enable that would block anyone calling from a spoofed phone number. That would eliminate 90% of the annoyance calls I get.
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I wish there was a service I could enable that would block anyone calling from a spoofed phone number. That would eliminate 90% of the annoyance calls I get.
Truth I have been called by my own number .
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I wish there was a service I could enable that would block anyone calling from a spoofed phone number. That would eliminate 90% of the annoyance calls I get.
There is a physical device you can put on a landline that will only let previously approved numbers ring the phone once. I don't use a cell phone, but the month of December, we got 69 of those calls on our landline. If the phone rings only once, we just don't answer it.

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Truth I have been called by my own number .
Happened to us on our landline twice.
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Truth I have been called by my own number .
Happened to me yesterday Thought I was in the Twilight Zone
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I'm going to run for President. The only platform I would need is that I would make all robo calls illegal. First offense punishable to the point that there would be no second offense.
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Originally Posted by 04 commemorative View Post
I just read in the newspaper that if you dial *77......and hear 3 beeps any number that calls you and hides their number will be blocked.
I called Verizon to confirm this and to make sure there was no charge for it ....and they said it is a free service.
Just passing this information on.....paper also said other carriers offer this....just check to see if there is a charge first :seasix:
problem is they don't hide their number as in "Anonymous caller", but they use a fake number that shows up on your called id. So that won't work for 95% of robo calls...
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I'm going to run for President. The only platform I would need is that I would make all robo calls illegal. First offense punishable to the point that there would be no second offense.
Did you ever do black face ? If so don't waste your $ running
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I wish there was a service I could enable that would block anyone calling from a spoofed phone number. That would eliminate 90% of the annoyance calls I get.
I've noticed that "MOST" unwanted calls come from the same area code and prefix as my phone number. For example... personal number of (555)123-xxxx and the scammers caller ID will show (555)123-yyyy.

I don't answer any calls that have this match up, if it's a legitimate call they'll leave a message.
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Originally Posted by HooosierDaddy View Post
I've noticed that "MOST" unwanted calls come from the same area code and prefix as my phone number. For example... personal number of (555)123-xxxx and the scammers caller ID will show (555)123-yyyy.

I don't answer any calls that have this match up, if it's a legitimate call they'll leave a message.
I answer all of them -- my goal is to talk to somebody, lead them on all the way through their sales pitch, give them tidbits of info until the end....they want ONE thing, MONEY! How do they get it? Your credit card OR if you give them your Medical Insurance info so they can bill them $200 for a knee or back brace. So my goal is to waste as much as their time as possible. F-em! I've done it so many times I'm smooth as silk!
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HIYA works pretty well for me.
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is this for cell phones or landlines or both??
I look at the caller ID, and if appropriate I answer "better things to do". usually there is no answer. but sometimes the caller says "better things to do??" and I say "yeah, better things to do than to talk to you." then I ask them if they do business with people who hide from them. "Huh??" then I explain that they are hiding their identity from me, "why would I do business with such a person?" they hang up.
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Originally Posted by HooosierDaddy View Post
I've noticed that "MOST" unwanted calls come from the same area code and prefix as my phone number. For example... personal number of (555)123-xxxx and the scammers caller ID will show (555)123-yyyy.

I don't answer any calls that have this match up, if it's a legitimate call they'll leave a message.
If you have an iPhone with iOS 12.*.* then there is an app called 'No Neighbor' which will handle this exact scenario. What happens is these companies get the numbers and their algorithms will try to call all the numbers with that same area code and prefix. They think they are fooling you by calling you with a similar number.(some call it neighbor phone number)

This 'No Neighbor' app will block all of them except the ones in your contact list (if you allow it to see your contact list.)

To be more clear it sends them to voicemail without the phone ringing. But I haven't had any voice mails show up yet.

I installed the app about 2 weeks ago and the number of robo calls has been severely lowered. I actually don't remember getting one since I installed the app.

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Worth a try thanks !

If the caller's ID isn't in my address book I won't answer it. Screw em all !
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I've been running a blocking app on Android for a year or so, if not in my contacts it sends the call to voicemail. So many scammers spoofing numbers that most "seem to originate" from my area. Been a huge number coming from Wilmington area though the last couple of years.
Some days I will see it blocked a dozen or more a week, down from a dozen a day.
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HIYA works pretty well for me.
that's what I'm using now. Was going to get a new number until i find this app.
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I don't recognize, goes to voicemail.
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