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I’m being hammered by scam calls from NYC
Posted by: JoeM
Date: November 18, 2021 06:39PM
I keep blocking them on my iPhone and they keep using another number:
917-615–0325
917-615–0543
917-615–0231
917-615–0700
917-615–0376
917-615–0679
917-615–0985
917-615–0509
917-615–7696

Verizon Call Filter catches none of these. I had used nomorobo when I had a landline but never put the paid service on my cellphone. Anyone use it or know of anything else that will stop these calls?



JoeM
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Re: I’m being hammered by scam calls from NYC
Posted by: Microman
Date: November 18, 2021 06:47PM
Every week I get less of the calls saying to call 714-694-7603 for ROOFING.
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Re: I’m being hammered by scam calls from NYC
Posted by: DinerDave
Date: November 18, 2021 07:24PM
I found and use the setting, 'Silent unknown callers'

Works well, if you are not in my contact list, voicemail option only.

Dave



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Re: I’m being hammered by scam calls from NYC
Posted by: JoeM
Date: November 18, 2021 07:32PM
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DinerDave
I found and use the setting, 'Silent unknown callers'

Works well, if you are not in my contact list, voicemail option only.

Dave

I had that set previously but I wound up missing an important call I needed to receive from the gas company so I removed it. Sometimes you need to receive a call from a number not in your contacts that would be considered an unknown caller.



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Re: I’m being hammered by scam calls from NYC
Posted by: Bill S.
Date: November 18, 2021 08:58PM
There's an app named Wide Protect that allows you to block any number with the same area code and prefix. I've had it on my iPhones for several years, I bought after I got 17 calls just like your calls, it worked, calls stopped. Good thing I don't know anybody with that area code and prefix.
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Re: I’m being hammered by scam calls from NYC
Posted by: JoeM
Date: November 18, 2021 10:17PM
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Bill S.
There's an app named Wide Protect that allows you to block any number with the same area code and prefix. I've had it on my iPhones for several years, I bought after I got 17 calls just like your calls, it worked, calls stopped. Good thing I don't know anybody with that area code and prefix.

Thanks Bill Sounds like what I need. I’ll check it out.



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Re: I’m being hammered by scam calls from NYC
Posted by: wurm
Date: November 19, 2021 06:24AM
I tried (and liked) Wide Protect shortly after it came out. It did just what I was hoping to do since many of my spoofed calls were the same area code and exchange as mine. Unfortunately, so is my wife's number. I was unable to add it to any kind of "safe" list, so that was that.

I'll be interested to hear whether than has been squared away. Good luck. It's a great idea.
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Re: I’m being hammered by scam calls from NYC
Posted by: tuqqer
Date: November 19, 2021 08:01AM
I'd never heard of Wide Protect until now:
[apps.apple.com]

Looks very interesting. Love the price:269, which I initially thought was dollars, until I realized it was rupees, equatable to around $4.

I think I'm going to try this out. I really hate the number of robo calls I get. Like others have noted, I miss customer calls if I turn on the iPhone's "Silent unknown callers" option, although I do periodically just to give myself a break from the asshats.


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wurm
I tried (and liked) Wide Protect shortly after it came out. It did just what I was hoping to do since many of my spoofed calls were the same area code and exchange as mine. Unfortunately, so is my wife's number. I was unable to add it to any kind of "safe" list, so that was that.

I'll be interested to hear whether than has been squared away. Good luck. It's a great idea.



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Re: I’m being hammered by scam calls from NYC
Posted by: modelamac
Date: November 19, 2021 08:32AM
JoeM,

I use Silence Unknown Callers all of the time. I do turn it off when I am expecting as call from a party not in my Contacts. That period lasts for a day or two at the most, and I don't bother blocking the spammers during that time. When the call is received, I turn SUC back on immediately. The spammers normally give up after a month, but there are always new nasties to take their place.

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JoeM
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DinerDave
I found and use the setting, 'Silent unknown callers'

Works well, if you are not in my contact list, voicemail option only.

Dave

I had that set previously but I wound up missing an important call I needed to receive from the gas company so I removed it. Sometimes you need to receive a call from a number not in your contacts that would be considered an unknown caller.



Ed (modelamac)

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sticker on my head and call it a day.
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Re: I’m being hammered by scam calls from NYC
Posted by: mattkime
Date: November 19, 2021 09:55AM
I used google voice to get an area code from somewhere I never lived. I know any call from that area code is a scammer.



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Re: I’m being hammered by scam calls from NYC
Posted by: wowzer
Date: November 19, 2021 03:36PM
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wurm
I tried (and liked) Wide Protect shortly after it came out. It did just what I was hoping to do since many of my spoofed calls were the same area code and exchange as mine. Unfortunately, so is my wife's number.

Value added bonus!



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Re: I’m being hammered by scam calls from NYC
Posted by: tuqqer
Date: November 19, 2021 03:36PM
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wowzer
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wurm
I tried (and liked) Wide Protect shortly after it came out. It did just what I was hoping to do since many of my spoofed calls were the same area code and exchange as mine. Unfortunately, so is my wife's number.

Value added bonus!

ok that was funny.



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Re: I’m being hammered by scam calls from NYC
Posted by: DinerDave
Date: November 19, 2021 04:05PM
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modelamac
JoeM,

I use Silence Unknown Callers all of the time. I do turn it off when I am expecting as call from a party not in my Contacts. That period lasts for a day or two at the most, and I don't bother blocking the spammers during that time. When the call is received, I turn SUC back on immediately. The spammers normally give up after a month, but there are always new nasties to take their place.

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JoeM
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DinerDave
I found and use the setting, 'Silent unknown callers'

Works well, if you are not in my contact list, voicemail option only.

Dave

I have done that also. When I do allow the calls through, that's when IU have fun and try to get the spammers to swear at me.I know it doesn't do any good, but it is fun and makes me happy.

Dave

I had that set previously but I wound up missing an important call I needed to receive from the gas company so I removed it. Sometimes you need to receive a call from a number not in your contacts that would be considered an unknown caller.



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Re: I’m being hammered by scam calls from NYC
Posted by: JoeM
Date: November 19, 2021 07:06PM
I just bought WideProtect and set up the spammer numbers. Hopefully I'll be saying adios to this PITAs.



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Re: I’m being hammered by scam calls from NYC
Posted by: PeterB
Date: November 20, 2021 03:57PM
Hmmm... seeing this WideProtect app, it's tempting, but... do you all feel comfortable with your phone call data going to a country that's apparently counting currency in rupees?




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Re: I’m being hammered by scam calls from NYC
Posted by: JoeM
Date: November 20, 2021 09:22PM
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PeterB
Hmmm... seeing this WideProtect app, it's tempting, but... do you all feel comfortable with your phone call data going to a country that's apparently counting currency in rupees?

I did some searching and didn't turn up any negative reviews or concerns in all the reviews and posts I read. I installed it late yesterday and received no spam calls today from the previous annoyers so I'm hoping it will continue to be usable.



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