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Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Scam callers

I am getting calls every few minutes every day from someone speaking in Mandarin Chinese.  It is an automated call, and it takes quite a long time, and then leaves a long message in mandarin.  I am very frustrated by these frequent calls which I believe are scams.  And I have dozens of messages on my phone from these people.  When I try to block the caller, I find that every phonecall is from a different telephone number, so it's now impossible to block the calls.  I would like to know how to correct this problem, and how to get rid of these incessant intrusive callers.  Does anyone have any ideas?

Thanks.

Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: Scam callers


@DorothyElliott wrote:

I am getting calls every few minutes every day from someone speaking in Mandarin Chinese.  It is an automated call, and it takes quite a long time, and then leaves a long message in mandarin.  I am very frustrated by these frequent calls which I believe are scams.  And I have dozens of messages on my phone from these people.  When I try to block the caller, I find that every phonecall is from a different telephone number, so it's now impossible to block the calls.  I would like to know how to correct this problem, and how to get rid of these incessant intrusive callers.  Does anyone have any ideas?

Thanks.


The best course of action is if you do not know the number, do not answer. Answering may alert the scammers that line is active and will continue calling with different numbers. At this point, just keep blocking the numbers and hope they stop calling.

Mayor / Maire

Re: Scam callers


@DorothyElliott wrote:

I would like to know how to correct this problem, and how to get rid of these incessant intrusive callers.  Does anyone have any ideas?

Thanks.


@DorothyElliott you could look at some 3rd party apps that can help.  Here's a good roundup:  https://www.lifewire.com/top-call-blocking-app-for-smartphones-4050085


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Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Re: Scam callers

@DorothyElliott  to add to what @srlawren had said I would also suggest "disabling" voice mail. "disabling" because Public Mobile doesn't offer that feature but there is a work around.

Oracle

Re: Scam callers

@DorothyElliott , consider using the Google dialer.  It handles spam calls in two ways, warning and auto blocking.  It works great for me.  Give it a try. 

Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

Re: Scam callers

@DorothyElliott There are two identified ones: one is Chinese Embassy and one is courier company. They are scam. I got a couple of times through my home phone and luckily not my cellular. I normally block them. However, they will use different numbers to call again. 

Mayor / Maire

Re: Scam callers


@GinYVR wrote:

@DorothyElliott  to add to what @srlawren had said I would also suggest "disabling" voice mail. "disabling" because Public Mobile doesn't offer that feature but there is a work around.


@DorothyElliott here's how:  Workaround for diabling Voicemail

 

 


@will13am wrote:

@DorothyElliott , consider using the Google dialer.  It handles spam calls in two ways, warning and auto blocking.  It works great for me.  Give it a try. 


@will13am for most Android users, this isn't an option and we are stuck with our OEM's dialers.  Basically, for just about ayone that CAN use the Google Dialer, they are already using it (as it's the default on their Pixel, Nexus, or Essential phone)

 

EDIT: for example:

 

GoogleDialerIncompatible.png


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Re: Scam callers

yeah, it is annoying, just keep block those numbers, no other way. even you change your number, no one can grantee you will not receiving scan call. 

Oracle

Re: Scam callers


@srlawren wrote:

@GinYVR wrote:

@DorothyElliott  to add to what @srlawren had said I would also suggest "disabling" voice mail. "disabling" because Public Mobile doesn't offer that feature but there is a work around.


@DorothyElliott here's how:  Workaround for diabling Voicemail

 

 


@will13am wrote:

@DorothyElliott , consider using the Google dialer.  It handles spam calls in two ways, warning and auto blocking.  It works great for me.  Give it a try. 


@will13am for most Android users, this isn't an option and we are stuck with our OEM's dialers.  Basically, for just about ayone that CAN use the Google Dialer, they are already using it (as it's the default on their Pixel, Nexus, or Essential phone)

 

EDIT: for example:

 

GoogleDialerIncompatible.png


Lol my bad, I thought the Google dialer can be used on every android device.  I do on all mine.  I guess I choose my phones wisely.  

Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

Re: Scam callers


@srlawren wrote:

@GinYVR wrote:

@DorothyElliott  to add to what @srlawren had said I would also suggest "disabling" voice mail. "disabling" because Public Mobile doesn't offer that feature but there is a work around.


@DorothyElliott here's how:  Workaround for diabling Voicemail

 

 


@will13am wrote:

@DorothyElliott , consider using the Google dialer.  It handles spam calls in two ways, warning and auto blocking.  It works great for me.  Give it a try. 


 


+1 For Google Dialer. Smiley Happy