I keep getting endless calls from mobile numbers. I get like 5+ a day from automated systems. The numbers are fairly close together
Mobile number 07597025421 calls, I pick up or don't, it goes dead, I block it.
Same thing for:
It's not practical to block all mobile numbers. How is it possible they are all following the exact same pattern and in 2021 a carrier isn't equipped to automatically identify such behaviour? Someone has bought a load of numbers in a batch and is able to spam calls to the same phone with it. I can't tell if this is malicious or just inept like they are supposed to be playing some "if you were in an accident, call x" message but aren't.
If I raised this to O2 direct is there any likelihood they can track who owns all of these numbers? Is there anything at all I can do apart from blocking any unknown mobile numbers completely (which will mean when my GP wants to offer me the vaccine or if anyone ever changes number I simply wont see it & so is not practical)??
Blocking them is the only way annoyingly. I have the same issue on my landline. We do have a guide about how to deal with them. Guide: A Guide to Deal with Spam/Scam Calls and Text
It may help with some of them. There is also an app called Truecaller, which a lot of people find helpful.
*The Game Is On*
It's a common number spoofing scam.