10-02-2020 11:44 AM
The last few days I have been blitzed with a new (to me) spam process. A call will come in from 904682640684 or 23522367987 and when answered immediately leave a message. Clicking/selecting that message brings up a prompt that the call "may" incur long distant charges. Yesterday I was blessed with 5 calls within 20 min.. a brief interlude and then again.. several times.. Finally turned my phone off.
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10-03-2020 10:04 PM
10-02-2020 12:42 PM
Log on to My TELUS and turn on call control. It's free.
10-02-2020 01:04 PM
I looked into that but as I understand it.. activating it, challenges all calls. I am a volunteer driver for seniors (https://drivehappiness.ca/) and get many calls from seniors that do not need a new level of complexity when they call. If, I could register only some numbers.. and leave the rest it would work, but I don't think it works that way.
10-02-2020 01:13 PM
I checked out Drive Happiness. Looks like they provide a much needed service.
What phone do you have? I have an Android phone and I can block specific phone numbers on it.
10-02-2020 12:45 PM
Depending on your phone you may have be able to block those numbers.
10-02-2020 07:33 PM
Problem with that is that some of those numbers are real numbers that the scammers piggy back on top of. I know one person who got a call from her OWN NUMBER!
10-02-2020 08:57 PM
I got 15 calls today, from 6 different numbers. All the same, phone rings twice and goes to message. All numbers are “odd” and if one clicks on the number in the message I get “long distance charges may apply”.. So, guessing, this is one of those $30.00 a minute scams to listen to.. nothing, or an add for a back scratcher.
10-03-2020 10:04 PM
10-04-2020 12:44 AM
Thank for the link.. kind of what I was expecting. I had another blitz today.. but only 6. I don’t even bother pulling my phone out of my pocket until I get at least 2 solid rings.