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  • Beating Spam and Robo Calls

    I'm on the "do not call list" but that doesn't seem to matter. I don't have caller ID and get lots of spam and robo calls.
    I told all my friend's to let the phone ring 3 times, hang up, and call back in 5 seconds.
    So far it's working fine, and I don't answer the phone unless I get this ring pattern.

  • #2
    What can I do at work? The calls totally kill me here. More robo calls than customer calls.
    3~ Tudor's & 1~ Coupe
    Henry Ford said,
    "It's all nuts and bolts"
    "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."

    Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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    • Mike V. Florida
      Mike V. Florida commented
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      You can't. Now that the whole system is computer controlled, tracing calls, blocking calls, are not possible. The do not call list is just a list of numbers they use to load into the robo caller.

  • #3
    Here's one way...............

    "Bullshit and Brilliance Comes with Age and Experience"

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    • #4
      Originally posted by Mitch View Post
      What can I do at work? The calls totally kill me here. More robo calls than customer calls.
      I don't know but sure do know what you mean about being a pain.
      Too bad someone can't invent a machine to send a virus into their robo machine.

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      • #5
        I am on the no call list and have caller ID, but recently the caller ID will show a local number. When you answer its some jack wagon selling vacation discounts! At the shop I have the phone system set up to block numbers without IDs or "private callers." Sometimes I will get calls from the same number at the same time every day. For those I grab the air hose and give the mouth piece a good blast when I answer. I always hope there is a real person on the other end.

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        • Mike V. Florida
          Mike V. Florida commented
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          The other end of that are the companies that use VOIP (internet) for their phone system. I have Dr.'s that call with no caller ID.

      • #6
        Originally posted by Mitch View Post
        What can I do at work? The calls totally kill me here. More robo calls than customer calls.
        wife bought a call blocker,about $50.00 has a few thous pre programed numbers that will block.if you get one & answer push the button &that call will go on list.we have 19 in about 6 weeks. it does work. www.cprcallblocker.com

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        • Mitch
          Mitch commented
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          Thanks for that info. That sounds like a winner, and I certainly will be checking into it

        • Michael M
          Michael M commented
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          But if they are spoofing numbers you’re not blocking them, but someone else’s number. And that number could be a legitimate customer.

        • Mitch
          Mitch commented
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          They are all long distance numbers.. I ordered the 99.95 one and will report back once it's tested. The calls are totally out of hand to the point it keeps pulling me away from my work. If it cuts out half of them it will be a relief
          https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

        • Mike V. Florida
          Mike V. Florida commented
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          The problem is the scammers pick a number at random it is not the number they are actually using. The scammers create a number using your area code and the first three numbers of your phone number so you think it is local.

        • slammin
          slammin commented
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          Mitch, since 99% of my customers are industrial companies, I just let the answering machine pick up the calls unless I'm by the phone and recognize the number. I set aside a few minutes late morning and mid afternoon to return and callers that leave a message. Most are BS calls and don't . Because you deal with the general public, that wouldn't work in you case.

        • Mitch
          Mitch commented
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          Sam exactly I have to answer,
          many times it's someone broken down on the road or needs an appt.

          Mike
          I'm willing to try anything and many of the calls from day to day are repeat numbers. Even if i can knock out half of them it would be a help. The device has good reviews and seems to work

      • #7
        Years ago when real people called, I was tried of siding and window calls, so one evening I listened to the hole call, then I said sounds good I will have to ask my landlord to purchase their products————
        No more calls :-)

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        • BNCHIEF
          BNCHIEF commented
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          Storm window salesman called i put my three year old on the phone chad liked to ask questions even asked the guy what color the windows were?

      • #8
        so far in the last week ive won 3 cruise vacations on my work phone - some guy wanting to talk to my supervisor but said he wasn't allowed to tell me who his is what he wants or who he works for...told him ill go get him and hung up. I wish my work phone had caller ID - its an old AT&T black bakealite looking phone WITH a blinking red light letting me know i have a voicemail. 90% of spam calls on my cell phone is comcast wanting me to spend $5 more a month for basic cable. Ive blocked all thier numbers. Or the one saying my credit card account is OK...

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        • #9
          So I have it hooked up and I am testing it out. It seems promising so far, as I blocked about 15 numbers over the last few days at the shop. When a blocked number tries to call back the phone rings once. Will keep ya'll posted
          3~ Tudor's & 1~ Coupe
          Henry Ford said,
          "It's all nuts and bolts"
          "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."

          Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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          • #10
            On my home phone (land line) just about the only calls we get are robo calls or scam. One in particular that I answered just out of curiosity the other day was from Ontario Canada. Caller said that he was from some computer service and that my computer had a virus or something like that (very broken english, btw). I asked him which computer? Well, the one you use. Then I told him that I didn't ever use a computer, to which he replied: "What the f**k are you talking about. My reply was to hang up. Same number called back a couple days later, I didn't answer, let it go to voice mail.
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            • JDupuis
              JDupuis commented
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              It wasn't me calling from Ontario.
              We all know you use a Commador 64, fantastic computer. Needs no upgrades ever. . Jeff

            • BNCHIEF
              BNCHIEF commented
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              Maybe Curly was disquising his voice again.

          • #11
            My neighbor retired from the phone company, so he gets his phone and perks for free for the rest of his life. One of the perks is a recording that comes on as soon as his number is dialed. It says: "If this is a solicitation, please hang up now and add this number to your do not call list, otherwise press one or wait on the line". My neighbor says that's something I could also get if I wanted to pay for it each month. I really don't need any more bills, so I'll stick with my 3 rings, hang up, and call back in 5 seconds. So far it's working because my phone calls have really died off in the past month.

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            • #12
              Well I had this V5000 call blocker for over a month now. It works great but there are usually a few more numbers each day that call. So far I have 75 numbers logged into it that are blocked. I am happy with the purchase and would recommend it. I love wacking that big red bat button and saying SCREW YOU


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              3~ Tudor's & 1~ Coupe
              Henry Ford said,
              "It's all nuts and bolts"
              "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."

              Mitch's Auto Service ctr

              Comment


              • #13
                The calls I get that I don't recognize and don't answer, I don't know if they are spam, pranks, angry husbands or jealous boyfriends. I just go about my day.
                "Bullshit and Brilliance Comes with Age and Experience"

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