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Sunday, December 13th, 2020 6:22 PM

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How do I stop these scam calls?

Receiving scam calls from numbers with the same zip code and first three numbers. The last four are different. I contacted one of the numbers and they have no call history of dialing my number. I have received over twenty of these calls in the last two days. How do I stop it?

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2 years ago

There’s no way to stop them. They are spoofed numbers. Don’t sneer and they will move on. If you answer your confirming it’s an active number and they will continue to call or sell it. This is why most of them say nothing or hang up right away as they are building a phone list to sell to overseas scammers. 

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sandblaster

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2 years ago

You don’t. The calls aren’t actually from those numbers, the numbers are being spoofed. The more of those calls you answer, the more of those calls you will get. Your best defense is not to answer.

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2 years ago

Thank you

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2 years ago

Shouldn't ATT be able to disable a scam number? Even if the scamsters simply move to a new number, it slows them down. Fraudsters are using (470) 802-6642 to imitate Georgia Power (claiming power is about to be cut off) and then obtaining credit card information

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1 year ago

at 7:14PM I received an call from 8006604380 I hoped  it was from the shop working on my truck, it wasn't ... I haven't answered calls that my phone does not attach a name to in over a year, since someone clipped all my roll over minutes in seconds in a scam call ... this one felt like the same thing, First sounded like a real live person, then gave automated spiel ... hung up fast, but not before I heard a whine sound ...  If I was hacked again, I'm dropping AT&T ... I have missed answering calls from neighbors who fell and needed my help .. even calls from NYS DOH, for whom I was their Radiologic Health Specialist (now retired - but wouldn't you like to know I am available if another incident occurred in NYC - can't be, if I don't dare answer my phone!) This is getting old, I get 7 or 6 call each day about my car warranties that the house phone gets ... but, my cell is a lifeline for a whole lot of people other than just me. Maybe it is just me, but, I think you should DO SOMETHING!

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1 year ago

And just what do you expect any provider to do? 

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1 year ago

  Actually, I followed the Congressional hearings on this, and apparently, there were a LOT of things that the phone service providers could do.  The least of which would be to sue these people  for serious money, or at least pin point the boiler room locations that create the calls, and shut them down ... I mean, when you see 16,000 calls from one location an hour, day in, day out? Something about that should raise a red flag.  Nothing is currently being done because each and every one of those calls -is being paid for! And this is huge revenue for the service providers.

Do not try and tell me that you don't collect on these calls ... if they are making all these calls for free, that means that all the rest of us are subsidizing them - and if that is the case, one of us should make a serious effort to find out how they can do this, and post it so we can all get free service. I mean, I don't make 7 or 8 calls a day, but, these scammers are calling me at least that often. Being on state and federal "Do Not Call" lists does not help, no one monitors those lists for violations. AT&T sure doesn't. I actually contacted the FCC with a list of at least twenty of the numbers that I've gotten from the "Your car warranty is about to expire, this is our final call before we ..." people ... Heard nothing back from them - the FCC, I still get multiple daily calls about my cars.

  How about setting up a site to collect the times and numbers that calls come from ...  if you at least try to collect this data, maybe something will come from it .... Doing nothing, fixes nothing.

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1 year ago

They are overseas mostly in Calcutta they aren’t worried about being sued as US laws don’t reach there. And the police there are corrupt taking payoffs from the call centers. Search YouTube for scammerpayback 

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1 year ago

Ahhhh the nice easy pat answer ... not here, so not our problem!  But, "mostly" is not all. When I lived a few towns over, I actually had a neighbor who admitted/boasted that this was how he made most of his money ... "maybe only one in a hundred calls actually stays on the line, but, that's enough, that's enough" ... so, they / these people do exist in this country ... and there is no effort made to track them ... AND, what if bulk of these calls were all made from call centers in Mumbai? ... That would definitely make it easier to track, trace and block them, if you really wanted to.  Maybe you could not sue them, but you could most definitely stop them! ... ALL international calls, while not officially "monitored" are scanned for key words and "such"  for national security. Flag these too, and in very little time  your own software would pinpoint where and when and by who, these calls are being initiated.  Then simply stop doing business with that carrier service ... And yes, before you scream, we can't do that ...  you can, you do and you have.  And you can be quite sure that the nations involved would take swift action themselves, to avoid that sort of bad publicity globally, if not among their own people ...  And I can  assure you that the inconveniencing or disenfranchising a few hundred thousand people for a few days/weeks/months ... will do a lot less social damage then is already done to the tens of millions of poor, elderly and disenfranchised people in this country that have to put up with this each and every day.  Maybe think of your customers, not your shareholders for once.

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1 year ago

(Edited per community guidelines) are you talking about? This is a customer populated forum not AT&T. So they are not my shareholders. Did you not notice every call including your expiration of your car warranty results in someone with a thick Indian accent on the other end. Your also late to the game as there have been thousands of post just like yours. Maybe search the forums. Key word  scam calls 

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