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NatNat87
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I keep getting phone calls every 2-10 minutes, it is all day everyday! Is there a way to block all unknown numbers. Other option is to change my number.
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@Marjo @EmilieT @Martin-O2 

I'm tagging you into this thread just in case you are unaware of this recent issue. So many people have posted about these calls over the weekend.

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@Cleoriff wrote:

@Marjo @EmilieT @Martin-O2 

I'm tagging you into this thread just in case you are unaware of this recent issue. So many people have posted about these calls over the weekend.


Good thinking....

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Thanks for the mention on this one @Cleoriff slight_smile

 

@NatNat87 @Beth12 @ChrisH @Wendy21 @Sass I'm really sorry to hear you're getting some unwanted calls. I've just checked on my end and can confirm that we are aware of this and are currently investigating it. We advise everyone not to answer or call any unknown international numbers: please report spam callers by texting CALL to 7726 and we'll respond by asking for the number calling you. You might also want to block the number by using the settings on your phone. 

 

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Thanks but whilst I would love to report/block the 'number' it is flippin impossible unless i report the 50 plus numbers that have been calling every 10 mins for 48 hours now!!!!!!! All start with 224 but are all different for the rest of number! I was told by an o2 chap yesterday to give all the details to the police!!! Its no wonder we have a police shortage if the only thing i can do is report 50 plus call numbers for the police department to investigate!!!! Nightmare! 

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I`ve had a look at website which traces spam calls - https://spamcalls.net/gb-en/ - which gives a list of some of the +442 numbers from Africa received in the UK.

It is advisable to block calls received from any of these numbers and report them as @EmilieT mentioned.

DO NOT REPLY TO MISCALLS FROM ANY OF THESE NUMBERS... as you may well be charged extortionate amount.

 

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As said, it's impossible and time consuming to report all the numbers and more than likely a complete waste of time. As I say, use the phone settings to block ALL numbers not in your contacts for a few days. These scammers will soon give up and move on. 

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Not sure this should be in Off Topic?

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Probably discussions and feedback.
There's no solution until O2 figure out how to reapply their spam filters.
I have no affiliation whatsoever with O2 or any subsidiary companies. Comments posted are entirely of my own opinion. This is not Customer Service so we are unable to help with account specific issues.

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Since Thursday last week I have had 53 calls from +224, all night as well they are using about 5 different numbers my phone blocker hasn't blocked them so down loaded Mr number it seemed to do the trick, I have been charged £1.67 for a one min call to them its a robot on the other end, all it said was before I hung up is someone is trying to contact you, once all there numbers seemed to have been blocked its now starting again with Bolivia coming up from the number have put this into mr number and it seems its blocked that too,
Another scam going on to is 020 number scam about an iPhone upgrade from carphone warehouse they do not work from carphone warehouse trying to obtain card details they have a million numbers as well,
Try Mr number from Google play it seems to be working so far
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