In the last 5 hours alone I've gotten 10 calls from various countries of Africa and South America. Always the same - briefly rings and then a hang-up. This has been happening for a few days now and it's getting super annoying!
Each call is from a different phone number, so I can't just block them. Is there no other way to resolve this but to block all incoming calls from each country that calls me?
Also why is this happening Fido?
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Have the callers accessed a list of Fido phone numbers?
For other folks having this problem, I did some quick research online and it sounds like this is a scam that profits from you calling back. Rather than blocking the country codes, I went into my missed calls list and blocked the individual numbers. So far today I've only had 1 scam call, but I don't know if it's a coincidence or if blocking the numbers helped.
EVERYDAY i get a call on my cell phone from a different number but the result is always the same. I don't
take the call (anymore) and it goes to voicemail and the recording leaves a message (in an Asian language).
Every couple of days, the incoming phone number changes. IS THERE ANYWAY to block or stop these calls? this has been going on for about 3 months!!!!!
We're aware that some customers are receiving many spam calls. Our teams are working hard to make these calls stop. In the meantime, the best option would be to block the numbers that are calling you.
On an iPhone, you can turn on Silence unknown callers from your settings (in phone). This will block incoming calls form numbers you haven't interacted with before. You can read more about it here. Alternatively, you can block each number manually.
On an Android phone, you can block calls starting with a specific pattern of numbers by going in Phone >> Settings >> Block Numbers. For example, you could enter 242 (the country code for the Republic of the Congo) and all numbers starting in 242 would be blocked.
We'll update this thread when we have more info!