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Old 07-02-2017, 06:55 PM   #1
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Default Current robo-calls epidemic

Seems my phone's on someone's list and has been getting hammered by robo calls the past 6-8 months.

At one point, I maxed out my blocked calls list at 100, but seems Verizon has increased the limit. I also keep the sound turned off all the time.

This is some kind of hack, and I would not be surprised if they've actually used my number as a ruse for whatever their purposes are.

Anyone else have these issues or comments?
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Old 07-02-2017, 07:27 PM   #3
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Yeah it's a problem. And these guys don't care about the do not call registry.

I don't ever answer a call when I don't recognize the number.
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Old 07-02-2017, 07:58 PM   #4
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Default Re: Current robo-calls epidemic

I'm getting them too. Blocking the number doesn't work as the are using spoofed numbers. Be very careful of one of their angles. They will ask, "Is this . . ." and if you answer yes then they have that recorded. They use your "Yes" to show that you have given approval for all sorts of purchases and such.
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I don't see what you guys are complaining about, apparently I have won like five free vacations in two weeks!
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Default Re: Current robo-calls epidemic

nomorobo.com works as advertised, ie robo calls hang up after one ring. It's free for land lines and a small fee for cell phones.
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Me: "Hello...."

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It makes it tougher that they are using SC area codes.
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Default Re: Current robo-calls epidemic

My phone is on the Federal Do Not Call list. That keeps most of these vermin from calling me. The ones that do call me get a friendly warning that I have recorded their number and will have them arrested if they do it again.
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If anyone calls claiming to be from the IRS it's a scam. The IRS will always notify you by mail first.
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Default Re: Current robo-calls epidemic

Running a business that relies on out of state customers really sucks with the robo calls,
If I don't answer a call it could be a potential client and they don't leave messages in my industry usually. I signed up for the do not call list a few weeks ago and it has slowed down some but they still get thru.
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Old 07-02-2017, 09:53 PM   #12
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If anyone calls claiming to be from the IRS it's a scam. The IRS will always notify you by mail first.
Yep...had my fair share this year when my identity was stolen and my taxes were filed
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I don't see what you guys are complaining about, apparently I have won like five free vacations in two weeks!
I won a free cruise to the Bahamas!!!
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Yep...had my fair share this year when my identity was stolen and my taxes were filed


Ugh. Sounds like a nightmare.
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Ugh. Sounds like a nightmare.
I've hd to appear twice to prove my identity. My taxes had to be filed bt mail. They were filed before the deadline and i still have not received my refund
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Old 07-03-2017, 01:20 AM   #16
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It makes it tougher that they are using SC area codes.
Yep...used to be NY, CA or FL....now I get them from 843.
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Old 07-03-2017, 08:33 AM   #17
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I am on the donot call registry and still get them. If I do not know the number I do not answer. If they leave a message and I know them I might reply.
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The heavy foreign Accent is also a dead giveaway.
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