Scam phone calls from 1-800 numbers

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Scam phone calls from 1-800 numbers

Received 4 calls in one day 1-800 numbers: 

8008225002

8009004153

8002323844

8006226217

 Very odd, can fido please do something, I blocked and reported all 4 numbers 

Used the Google call screener, all they are saying is: 

You know you can't help yourself 

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Re: Scam phone calls from 1-800 numbers

Hello Fido101,

 

  Welcome to the community!

 

  I think everyone is rather fed up about getting SPAM and SCAM calls from spoofed numbers. Unfortunately, there currently isn't much that any of the mobile providers can do to prevent them. Since the spammers/scammers use spoofed numbers, it is not possible to identify the true spammers' number. However, the mobile providers are implementing Universal Call Blocking which is meant to block calls from malformed phone numbers. That said, I'm doubtful whether it will have much of an effect on the amount of SPAM or SCAM calls since many of them appear to have properly formed phone numbers. Hopefully, the new protocol STIR/SHAKEN will help prevent nuisance calls from spoofed numbers. However, that system is not yet fully implemented.

 

Hope this helps 😀

 

Cheers

 

 


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