Receiving continuou Calls from a KOSOVO numbers every time different number

Receiving continuou Calls from a KOSOVO numbers every time different number

Receiving continuou Calls from a KOSOVO numbers every time different number

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manuce
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Receiving continuou Calls from a KOSOVO numbers every time different number

Hi,

At 4:30am today I started recieving calls from Kosovo number ever time there is new number and I am getting calls every 5 mins what is going on is my number hacked or something????

 

+383 488885547

+383 482288368

 

these are example number but every time they change with new call

 

Can someone check this?

 

Anyone facing the same issue?

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Re: Receiving continuou Calls from a KOSOVO numbers every time different nu

Solved by Senior MVP Senior MVP

Hello Manuce,

 

  Welcome to the community!

 

  I can understand the frustration. I think everyone is rather fed up about getting SPAM and SCAM calls. I'm guessing those calls are coming 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. The numbers shown on caller ID do not belong to the spammers. They often belong to innocent, unsuspecting people. Unfortunately, there isn't much that can be done to prevent numbers from being spoofed. In some instances, the spammers/scammers will use the recipients' own phone numbers to make the calls. Even the RCMP are not immune to being spoofed (see here). 

 

  With regards to security, it's very unlikely they have access to your account or information. As explained in another post, it's actually rather simple to target customers from a particular provider. All they need is to choose an area code and prefix for their chosen target and sequentially dial those numbers from 0000 to 9999.

 

  The mobile providers have implemented 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. In addition, a new technology, STIR/SHAKEN (Secure Telephone Identity Revisited/Signature-based Handling of Asserted Information Using Tokens) is being adopted to further reduce the amount of nuisance calls (see here). However, I have my doubts as to whether those measures will reduce the amount of SPAM calls. My understanding is the STIR/SHAKEN will only identify possible SPAM calls and mark the calls as suspected SPAM.

 

  Unfortunately, until the technology to unmask the true number of spammers/scammers is readily available (not simply the number shown on the caller ID), the only solution currently is to block the numbers on your phone.

 

  I understand that the numbers keep changing. However you might be able to block an entire country code from your phone by using the match criteria starts with rather than individual numbers using the exactly same as criteria. Using the numbers you provided for example, creating a call block or call reject command using starts with +383 should block all numbers with that country code. That way you should be able to use a single command to block or reject most of the numbers listed in your post. Obviously, if they start using a different country code, you will have to add that new country code to your phone's call reject list. This suggestion might not be a solution if you also regularly communicate with people from those countries as those commands would also block your known callers.

 

  You should note that blocking the calls only prevents the calls from ringing your phone. It does not prevent the callers from leaving voicemail. There are (at least were) some apps which claimed to also prevent callers from leaving voicemail. They worked by answering and almost simultaneously ending the calls. While those apps do prevent calls from going to voicemail, the calls are also considered 'answered' and therefore count as airtime.

 

Hope this helps 😀

 

Cheers

 

 

 

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Cawtau
Senior MVP

Hello Manuce,

 

  Welcome to the community!

 

  I can understand the frustration. I think everyone is rather fed up about getting SPAM and SCAM calls. I'm guessing those calls are coming 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. The numbers shown on caller ID do not belong to the spammers. They often belong to innocent, unsuspecting people. Unfortunately, there isn't much that can be done to prevent numbers from being spoofed. In some instances, the spammers/scammers will use the recipients' own phone numbers to make the calls. Even the RCMP are not immune to being spoofed (see here). 

 

  With regards to security, it's very unlikely they have access to your account or information. As explained in another post, it's actually rather simple to target customers from a particular provider. All they need is to choose an area code and prefix for their chosen target and sequentially dial those numbers from 0000 to 9999.

 

  The mobile providers have implemented 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. In addition, a new technology, STIR/SHAKEN (Secure Telephone Identity Revisited/Signature-based Handling of Asserted Information Using Tokens) is being adopted to further reduce the amount of nuisance calls (see here). However, I have my doubts as to whether those measures will reduce the amount of SPAM calls. My understanding is the STIR/SHAKEN will only identify possible SPAM calls and mark the calls as suspected SPAM.

 

  Unfortunately, until the technology to unmask the true number of spammers/scammers is readily available (not simply the number shown on the caller ID), the only solution currently is to block the numbers on your phone.

 

  I understand that the numbers keep changing. However you might be able to block an entire country code from your phone by using the match criteria starts with rather than individual numbers using the exactly same as criteria. Using the numbers you provided for example, creating a call block or call reject command using starts with +383 should block all numbers with that country code. That way you should be able to use a single command to block or reject most of the numbers listed in your post. Obviously, if they start using a different country code, you will have to add that new country code to your phone's call reject list. This suggestion might not be a solution if you also regularly communicate with people from those countries as those commands would also block your known callers.

 

  You should note that blocking the calls only prevents the calls from ringing your phone. It does not prevent the callers from leaving voicemail. There are (at least were) some apps which claimed to also prevent callers from leaving voicemail. They worked by answering and almost simultaneously ending the calls. While those apps do prevent calls from going to voicemail, the calls are also considered 'answered' and therefore count as airtime.

 

Hope this helps 😀

 

Cheers