Robocall scam

Old 05-17-2019, 09:43 PM
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I don't know anyone overseas, and would never call an unknown number back. I don't pay a lot of attention to the phone. I pay for caller ID, and programmed our phone to block unknown, unavailable numbers. If an odd number calls more than a couple of times, it gets blocked. Fortunately, I rarely get a call on my cell that is not from someone in my contacts. I ignore it if I don't recognize the number. We've gotten the brace, computer virus, IRS and social security scare messages, laugh and delete them. I figure if it's important and legit, they will leave a message, and I can return the call. Everyone needs to be super vigilant to make sure those scammers don't get one cent of our hard earned money!!
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Old 05-18-2019, 06:52 PM
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Aha!!! The single ring scam! I’ve been getting them in my cell phone - I do not ever call back but they drive me crazy. Thanks for the heads up - now I know what’s going on.
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Old 05-18-2019, 07:03 PM
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We don't answer calls from people we do not recognize either on our cel phones or land line.

I have been getting calls from all over the world lately. Not sure if they really are or it's just part of the scam - I am not about to answer them and certainly would not call them back. They don't leave a message so I guess they really don't want to talk to me.
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Old 05-20-2019, 12:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Juliebelle View Post
We do not have a land line anymore we just use our cell phones, both husband and I keep our phone on do not disturb and if you are not in our contacts you will not get thru. Best move we ever made. It is amazing how many scam calls come thru as local numbers now. I figure if they don’t leave a message it is not important.
Yep, been doing that for a few years now...It works!
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Old 05-23-2019, 01:18 PM
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LOL - I think they are entertaining if I get a live person. If I have time I will keep them on the line asking them questions. When I get around to asking them where they live or how much money they make or what time they eat supper - they hang up on me. When I get the one that says I have a problem with my computer I play along and tell them I need their phone number in case we get cut off...they give it to me - then I tell them I have to hang up to call the FCC or BBB or police to give them the number. And I do!
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Old 05-24-2019, 07:18 AM
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I had a call last week from "Publisher's Clearing House- I did a reverse search on the number...it came from outside the U.S. I hung up on the guy, but wish I'd stayed connected long enough to learn what the scam was.
Ah yes, you have won millions but need to wire some money to Jamaica before you can receive your prize.

I have 3 numbers - 2 cell phones, and a Google Voice number that does not ring on any phone. The GV number gets plenty of calls, they never leave a message. Keep on calling, no one will ever answer!!

My very basic smart phone only rings 4 times before going to voicemail, and I can never get to it in time. There is no way to program it to ring more times. So I wind up calling back whoever called, if I know them. I don't get very many junk calls, not sure why.
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Old 05-27-2019, 06:35 AM
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I'm getting calls from people who say I called them from my number. I didn't. Why would anyone call back a number not recognized in the first place? A live person will at least leave a voice message. It amazes me how many try to break their necks trying to answer their phone. If I'm busy or occupied I let it ring. Doesn't bother me at all.
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Old 05-31-2019, 07:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Juliebelle View Post
We do not have a land line anymore we just use our cell phones, both husband and I keep our phone on do not disturb and if you are not in our contacts you will not get thru. Best move we ever made. It is amazing how many scam calls come thru as local numbers now. I figure if they donít leave a message it is not important.
OMG. I used your suggestion about "do not disturb" on my iPhone and it is wonderful. Now, any unknown phone calls go straight to voicemail. I tried it out by deleting my DH from my contact list and calling me on his phone. it works like a charm. Love it. Thanks so much
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