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Blocking numbers

I'm not familiar with blocking numbers, but one of the latest cold caller types phones me aroud ten times a day, (020 8077 8857 if anyone else had had this one). How can I block this and other similar ones simply and quickly please?

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Re: Blocking numbers

You can use an app called Truecaller on almost any phone, but many have in built blockers.
Just long press on the number in your call log for blocking options.
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Re: Blocking numbers

If you access the contact information on the phone then you can select block number 

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Re: Blocking numbers

According to this https://who-called.co.uk/Number/02080778857 it's a scam claiming a lottery win....

Definitely needs blocking and reporting https://psauthority.org.uk/

 

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Re: Blocking numbers

Another good app is Mr Number. Gives you a history of the number from other app users. I've found it very useful.

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Re: Blocking numbers

Truecaller does the same - I guess they all follow a similar pattern.
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Re: Blocking numbers

All made by the same company or software engine maybe
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There will be a central database that they all link to I'm sure.
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