How do I stop these dang robocalls?

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Bren Everything went to hell after Empire.
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I used to have Nomorobo, and I was happy with it for a while, but I recently canceled that subscription, because it seemed to be working less and less, and allowing more and more robocalls to get through.

Do any of you have a similar service you're happy with?

Should I just re-up for Nomorobo?


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Donkey Butter jerk face
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are you getting the calls on your cellphone or a landline?

If it's a cell just block the numbers.

easiest way I've found was to create a new contact on your phone. (you can name it whatever you like, I've named mine "A list of blocked callers, this way it shows up first in my contact list)

now block calls from that contact.

As each new robocall/spam call comes through add that number to the contact.

it's not a perfect system but I've found it to be pretty good and my list has over 50 number now, (plus some email addresses to stop facetime calls)
Bren Everything went to hell after Empire.
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Thank you, but that seems futile, because the vast majority of these calls come from spoofed numbers. So you're blocking a number from which they will never again call you. And the next time they call, the call will appear to be coming from a brand new number.
Lombo Opiofiend
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You can enable a function which will filter all calls not coming from someone already in your contacts under ios13. It would solve this particular problem.
Lombo Opiofiend
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It send the call to voicemail and you don’t even hear your phone ringing/vibrating.
DukeofNuke FREE RADICAL
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Lombo posted:
You can enable a function which will filter all calls not coming from someone already in your contacts under ios13. It would solve this particular problem.

I may have to try that. I usually just don't answer calls that aren't on my contact list, but occasionally the voice mail reveals it to be someone I needed to talk to; usually a work contact like a vendor.
ukimalefu last throes
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Listen, and understand. That robocaller is out there. It can’t be bargained with. It can’t be reasoned with. It doesn’t feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, at all, ever.
Bren Everything went to hell after Empire.
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ukimalefu posted:
Listen, and understand. That robocaller is out there. It can’t be bargained with. It can’t be reasoned with. It doesn’t feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, at all, ever.



Hah, hah!
Bren Everything went to hell after Empire.
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Lombo posted:
You can enable a function which will filter all calls not coming from someone already in your contacts under ios13. It would solve this particular problem.



This is a terrible idea. I received a call from my primary care physician this morning, and another from a specialist this afternoon. Neither would have been able to get through to me if I'd set things up the way you suggest.

Also, I've never owned an iPhone.
Mustapha Mond Daring to be stupid
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Verizon has an app that works very well. I get robocalls on occasion, but I feel like it's gotta be down to less than once a day. So if you happen to have Verizon, check it out. I'd be surprised if other major carriers don't have something similar.
Robert B. Dandy Highwayman
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I just forward all my calls to Bong Shady.
kamizuno Lasercat targeting.....
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Unfortunately, due to the skill of robocallers, there actually isn’t anything you can do to stop it 100%, even if you block all calls not in your contact list there spoofing ability lets them call you from your friends phone number, believe it or not people have actually reported robocalls apparently being made from their own number, people have been getting calls apparently from themselves :(
kamizuno Lasercat targeting.....
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https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/06/tech/rob ... index.html

Here’s an interesting article about robocall spoofing now and in the future, someday we can look forward to receiving a call from what sounds like your son, he’ll tell you he needs you to send him money because he’s in a foreign country and someone stole his wallet, and the whole time the call is taking place your son will be eating dinner at his girlfriends place :(
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kamizuno posted:
Unfortunately, due to the skill of robocallers, there actually isn’t anything you can do to stop it 100%, even if you block all calls not in your contact list there spoofing ability lets them call you from your friends phone number, believe it or not people have actually reported robocalls apparently being made from their own number, people have been getting calls apparently from themselves :(


I got a robocall spoofed from my grandmother's number while I stood in her house the evening after her funeral. :mad:
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C. Ives posted:
kamizuno posted:
Unfortunately, due to the skill of robocallers, there actually isn’t anything you can do to stop it 100%, even if you block all calls not in your contact list there spoofing ability lets them call you from your friends phone number, believe it or not people have actually reported robocalls apparently being made from their own number, people have been getting calls apparently from themselves :(


I got a robocall spoofed from my grandmother's number while I stood in her house the evening after her funeral. :mad:



Really? stick fiddlers, I swear sometimes I wish I could reach out, stick my hands thru the internet tubes, and just start strangling the fucks who run these things :mad:
I must be lucky then. I don't often need to post my phone number where it's visible online, and maybe once in a while I'll get hit with a campaign but I just hang up immensely or not even answer and then it stops.
A couple of years ago a fellow with a thick east Indian accent named Morgan was so upset that one of my staff hung up on him, he called back and demanded an apology. He said he'd call back every two minutes until he got it. This went on for about twenty minutes and each call he was either abusive, threatening, rude or even pathetic. But after five minutes went by and no call, I called him back, because call display, and I told him we were worried that he hadn't called back. I kept calling his desk every two minutes. He eventually changed his number and never called back. From his number I tracked down the business in India and after a bit of effort got his supervisor and urged him to listen to "Morgan's" recorded calls. I don't expect anything came of it but it kept everyone at my shop entertained for a slow morning.
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