Getting tons of calls from "+20 1" and "+1 (23) and odd numbers like that

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Hankster, Dec 15, 2014.

  1. Hankster macrumors 68020

    Hankster

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    #1
    I these are robocall scripts that just wait to see if a person picks up. If a person does pick up then they flag that number as 'active' and then sell it to a telemarketing company.

    It was nice for Apple to add in a "block caller" feature (which I use a lot), however these scam calls are getting through nonstop. Anyone else have this issue and know a remedy?

    All the calls show up on the caller ID as:

    +20 1
    +1 (23 )
    +1 (1) 089

    ...and crap like that.
     
  2. lakaiordie macrumors 65816

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    i used to, after a while whoever is doing it usually gives up. just never ever pick up.
     
  3. zyuzin4 macrumors 6502

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    It could be legit because sometimes when work calls me it shows up as +1 (1) 0214**** We use a VOIP system.
     
  4. Hankster thread starter macrumors 68020

    Hankster

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    Yes, but the numbers calling my iPhone don't have anything more than the exact numbers in my post. The caller ID only shows 3-4 digits and that's it. I know once I pick up within 30 seconds I get a call from a telemarketer.

    Wish there was a way to stop or report these calls. It's stupid.
     
  5. HEK macrumors 68030

    HEK

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    I toy with them, let them go deep into their routine then start acting stupid. Answer yes to every question. I noticed that after I did this a few times, they stopped calling. I think they put me on their no call list. LMAO

    I especially enjoy when they get mad and hang up on me. Makes my day!
     
  6. nateo200 macrumors 68030

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    Me and my friends used to be so cruel to Telemarketers. I actually felt so horrible for one that I ended up pitying them. One routine we'd do would be to act very serious about their offers and slowly (and seriously) just start asking questions only a nutjob would ask and here how uncomfortable they would get lol
     

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