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Old 12-16-2015, 08:50 AM
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I'm fricking tired of these robo calls in my cell phone!!! I tried the do not call list but it does not stop them and even say so in their web site...

They clone the caller IDs and apparently there is no way to identify them...

Anybody having the same issue or success blocking them????
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Originally Posted by emudryj View Post
Anybody having the same issue or success blocking them????
They often spoof the callers phone number. I've had some come in as 000-000-0000. Yeah, like that's a legit number.

It's taken awhile, but here's what I do. I answer the call, let robo call start its spiel, then hang up and immediately add the number to my reject list. I must have a 1000 numbers on my reject list now. But, you know what? I hardly seem to get robo calls anymore, or if I do, I don't even know about it. The Do Not Call list is completely worthless in this regard.

The other thing I often do is simply ignore any calls that aren't on my contact list in the phone. If simply a number appears and it doesn't say "Dumb Schmuck" or one of my other buddies, fuggidaboudit. If it's anything important, they'll leave a message. Robocalls don't leave messages and they get added to my reject list.
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man, I have the same problem, someone sold my info and I get about 10-15 calls a day. drives me crazy

i just keep my ringer off and tell people to text me lol
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Originally Posted by Dulcecita Lures View Post
then hang up and immediately add the number to my reject list. I must have a 1000 numbers on my reject list now. But, you know what? I hardly seem to get robo calls anymore, or if I do, I don't even know about it. The Do Not Call list is completely worthless in this regard.

this is what I do.

I think it was Verizon wireless selling the numbers early on.
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Originally Posted by Dulcecita Lures View Post
They often spoof the callers phone number. I've had some come in as 000-000-0000. Yeah, like that's a legit number.

It's taken awhile, but here's what I do. I answer the call, let robo call start its spiel, then hang up and immediately add the number to my reject list. I must have a 1000 numbers on my reject list now. But, you know what? I hardly seem to get robo calls anymore, or if I do, I don't even know about it. The Do Not Call list is completely worthless in this regard.

The other thing I often do is simply ignore any calls that aren't on my contact list in the phone. If simply a number appears and it doesn't say "Dumb Schmuck" or one of my other buddies, fuggidaboudit. If it's anything important, they'll leave a message. Robocalls don't leave messages and they get added to my reject list.
Have not got any 000-000-0000 yet. All the calls I'm getting seems to come from a number similar to to mine, at least for area code and first 3 numbers, but I have had legit calls from local people with the same area code and 3 numbers I have in the past, so my concern with putting them on the block is if I'm blocking the legit calls too.

Can you backup your block list? I think I'm going to grow my block list anyways... I fricking tired of this sheat...
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Originally Posted by emudryj View Post
Can you backup your block list? I think I'm going to grow my block list anyways... I fricking tired of this sheat...
Don't know if you can "back it up" per se. You can manage it. I just went into my reject list (Samsung S5) and I can manage the list as far as adding to or deleting numbers from it directly, but those seem to be my only two options for doing anything with it.
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I've gotten them that spoof my phone number. The only way they will ever stop is if people stop buying shit from the people who call. Same with all the other scams; if nobody fell for them they wouldn't bother to do them.

I got one on my cellphone right after I posted this.

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Can't remember where I saw it, but it was probably here on THT - try www.nomorobo.com - I signed up my home phone and the robo calls immediately dropped off - haven't checked the answering machine to see if they've all stopped, but the phone has not been ringing when I've been at home . . .
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Originally Posted by Dulcecita Lures View Post
It's taken awhile, but here's what I do. I answer the call, let robo call start its spiel, then hang up and immediately add the number to my reject list. I must have a 1000 numbers on my reject list now. But, you know what? I hardly seem to get robo calls anymore, or if I do, I don't even know about it.
Mr Number is a free app that crowd-sources the spam numbers, so it will filter spam calls that others have ID'd as spam, saving you the trouble of blocking each number yourself. I very rarely get spam calls.

http://mrnumber.com/
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I answer them and mess with them. Tell them they called the morgue, pentagon, white house, tonys pizza, Saddam Husseins hot line. My wife thinks I am nuts but seems like the calls have stopped, Kind of miss it.
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What i dont understand, where's the profit in these type of sell service's? no one i know has listened to one, i cant imagine there's more than a 1 in 100,000,000 chance some one will respond..so why the deluge of robo calls lately..
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I get them on my cell phone all day long. Every day I add the numbers to my block list and they call from a different number within a couple days. I am to the point now that I don't even answer my cell phone unless I know the person.

I'm now getting advertising texts on my phone. Super annoying.
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me too, both me and the wifes cell phones all day
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Originally Posted by V13 View Post
Mr Number is a free app that crowd-sources the spam numbers, so it will filter spam calls that others have ID'd as spam, saving you the trouble of blocking each number yourself. I very rarely get spam calls.

http://mrnumber.com/
Just installed it... secretly hopes these are not the same guys spamming the robocalls so you download their app... but hey... WTH... just want to stop the stupid calls...
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Two things that lessen them : 1). Whoever they ask for : Tell them you'll get him/her and leave the phone off the hook for awhile. Since they are on a timed restriction, they quickly give up on you. 2). If you have a skype system as I do just pull the plug on the system . This will inactivate your phone and give a "phone disconnected " message to all callers. (iincluding your friends,but they have your cell number) When you plug your system in again they will have taken you off their list. This eliminates most of these calls.
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Can't remember where I saw it, but it was probably here on THT - try www.nomorobo.com - I signed up my home phone and the robo calls immediately dropped off - haven't checked the answering machine to see if they've all stopped, but the phone has not been ringing when I've been at home . . .
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www.nomorobo.com - Free for many service providers. Been using it on landline for a month and it has really worked well. Not available for cell phones, but will be passing along to all our family members.
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I get a ton of them every day also, The worst is that BITCH Rachel from credit card services, she is relentless, she calls 3 times at least, every day. Same recording but a different number and area code every time. Lately she has been calling from the same area cade as mine. Wish I could get my hands around someone's throat.
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I answer them and try to find the caller's hot button. I drag them on, insult them, demean them =anything I can do to piss them off.
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Mr Number is a free app that crowd-sources the spam numbers, so it will filter spam calls that others have ID'd as spam, saving you the trouble of blocking each number yourself. I very rarely get spam calls.

http://mrnumber.com/
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I've been getting one on the home phone 2X a day for a while now that starts out like this...

"Is the lady of the house available?"

In this day and age, who the hell says that anymore?

You THTers gotta come up with a better opening line...
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