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juink calls... very busy two weeks ago, since then quiet again.
Posted by: space-time
Date: June 01, 2018 08:28AM
I had this cell phone number for about 5 years. It was always very quiet. Then about 2-3 weeks ago I started getting 2-3 calls per day. I thought that was the end of it, my number ended up on some list and I need to look into call blocking options or take some other measures. But surprise, it lasted for about a week and now it is quite again, I think I didn't get any junk calls in the last 10 days or so.

What is going on?
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Re: juink calls... very busy two weeks ago, since then quiet again.
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: June 01, 2018 08:29AM
....you get on lists.....the worst are the marketing calls that spoof other numbers.....you can't block them because the # always changes.....you get them on cell phones very often now......



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Re: juink calls... very busy two weeks ago, since then quiet again.
Posted by: space-time
Date: June 01, 2018 08:31AM
yes, those used my area code and often the first 3 digits, so it made the calls look local.
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Re: juink calls... very busy two weeks ago, since then quiet again.
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: June 01, 2018 08:32AM
......yup, even got one on work landline that spoofed the first 3 digits of the company's internal numbers.....but you could tell it wasn't internal because no caller ID.....



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Re: juink calls... very busy two weeks ago, since then quiet again.
Posted by: graylocks
Date: June 01, 2018 08:38AM
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space-time
yes, those used my area code and often the first 3 digits, so it made the calls look local.

i'm been using the Hiya app to help stop spam calls. it cut it down considerably but i was still getting the 6-digit spoofing calls a number of time daily. about three weeks ago i noticed a setting in Hiya that blocked those calls also. i haven't received that kind of spoof call since.



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Re: juink calls... very busy two weeks ago, since then quiet again.
Posted by: space-time
Date: June 01, 2018 08:40AM
I will give Hiya a try if the calls start again. is this App subscription based? I don't mind to pay upfront, but I would rather avoid another monthly charge.
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Re: juink calls... very busy two weeks ago, since then quiet again.
Posted by: graylocks
Date: June 01, 2018 08:41AM
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space-time
I will give Hiya a try if the calls start again. is this App subscription based? I don't mind to pay upfront, but I would rather avoid another monthly charge.

Free.



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Re: juink calls... very busy two weeks ago, since then quiet again.
Posted by: space-time
Date: June 01, 2018 08:46AM
Thanks
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Re: juink calls... very busy two weeks ago, since then quiet again.
Posted by: michaelb
Date: June 01, 2018 08:53AM
I use Hiya too; it definitely helps. But I will say I had a surge of calls get through Hiya over the past couple of weeks too. For a long time, it seemed to capture almost all spam calls, so I would go months without be bothered by anything. I assume the spammers are actually modifying their methods to get through filters like Hiya.
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Re: juink calls... very busy two weeks ago, since then quiet again.
Posted by: space-time
Date: June 01, 2018 08:54AM
it is probably an ongoing battle between spammers and Apps. Same like antivirus software. hackers are always one step ahead.
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Re: juink calls... very busy two weeks ago, since then quiet again.
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: June 01, 2018 09:01AM
I haven't been getting a lot of spam/unknown calls on my 'Phone but over the last month I've been getting about one a week. They're all from mobile phones.

My landline doesn't get any calls from mobile phones, or at least the numbers, probably spoofed, should up as landlines.




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Re: juink calls... very busy two weeks ago, since then quiet again.
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: June 01, 2018 10:31AM
I heard they busted one of the major culprits.
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Re: juink calls... very busy two weeks ago, since then quiet again.
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: June 01, 2018 10:42AM
......can you place these junk......in your trunk.....??



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Re: juink calls... very busy two weeks ago, since then quiet again.
Posted by: jonny
Date: June 01, 2018 11:45AM
I signed up with these guys a month ago. [www.jollyrogertelco.com]
I've never had so much fun messing with telemarketers.
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Re: juink calls... very busy two weeks ago, since then quiet again.
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: June 01, 2018 12:20PM
I was getting a lot (for me) about two weeks ago also. Two or three a day for about a week and then it stopped.



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Re: juink calls... very busy two weeks ago, since then quiet again.
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: June 01, 2018 06:04PM
I've never had so much fun messing with telemarketers.

Ok, that example was pretty damn funny.

These are canned, voice activated canned responses, but pretty convincing.




When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

Everybody matters or nobody matters.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

-An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

Mister, that's a ten-gallon hat on a twenty-gallon head.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: juink calls... very busy two weeks ago, since then quiet again.
Posted by: blooz
Date: June 01, 2018 09:56PM
I got four calls in one day purporting to be from apple (Hi, my name is Molly…) and tell me my icloud account had been compromised and I should call this number…
The fourth time I actually picked up the phone, punched 1 to get a rep, (who of course had that lilting Indian accent) and told her I knew they were a scam because Apple would never call like that and to never call me again—or I'd sic the police on them.
Praise the lord, it worked.
I guess my icloud account—which I never use anyway— is safe.



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Re: juink calls... very busy two weeks ago, since then quiet again.
Posted by: stephen
Date: June 01, 2018 10:44PM
There were so many a couple of weeks ago, I was climbing the walls!
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Re: juink calls... very busy two weeks ago, since then quiet again.
Posted by: space-time
Date: June 02, 2018 10:00AM
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stephen
There were so many a couple of weeks ago, I was climbing the walls!

interesting... based on the responses here, it seems other noticed the same pattern. I wonder what happened.

I heard they busted one of the major culprits.

Any details?
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