I am getting calls every day from Telus [888-811-2323] When I answer I hear 3 beeps and then the line goes dead. It has been going on for weeks and I’m really tired of it. I’ve tried calling Telus, but just get handed over to a bot that doesn’t seem be programmed to respond to this problem. I could block the number, but then I wouldn’t get a real call from Telus that could be important. The other option I’ve had when calling Telus about this is to wait and wait on the phone. I resent having to waste my time to stop these calls. A lot of time is wasted just getting beyond the text that is sent to give me help from a bot.
Any suggestions, or anyone know why I would get 3 beeps and a disconnect after I say “hello”?
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Could be a scammer pretending to be from Telus. They fake the caller ID to show that number. On rare occasions Telus may call from that number but it's rare.
If you are using phone service from Telus, you can block that number from calling using the free Call Control service. The number is white-listed by default so blocking it is done slightly differently. Adding it to the Blocked List won't block it. You'll need to:
2) If Call Control is active, you'll need to find the Call Log.
That should prevent that number from calling you again.
Thank you for that fast response. I have call control and will look in there later when I can use my computer. I had white-listed some numbers there in the past when I discovered “call backs” weren’t working from some companies. That was really frustrating when BCAA was blocked during car trouble! It seems the call backs aren’t dialled by a human and so can’t get past the message that asks them to enter some additional one-digit number to reach me. I look forward to getting in there and seeing if the calls have actually been spoofed. On the other hand, why the three beeps and a disconnect. I would think the intent of the call would be to get me to give up some valuable information.
The three beeps and a disconnect are likely the result of no one being able to talk to you on the caller's end.
You're right about Call Control blocking automated calls that are important. I had to white list a bunch of numbers to get around that. Still no telemarketers or scammers get through so it's a fair trade-off to me. 🙂