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how to stop ghost calls from non working numbers

I get ghost calls from randomly changing numbers about once a day, typically in the middle of the night.  They also usually leave a message, blank but takes up message space and indicates I have a message.  I call the numbers back sometimes and they are always not a working number.  I can block each time but they always come from a new number.  Any ideas on what to do to stop this madness?

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Re: how to stop ghost calls from non working numbers

It looks more like a boycott, because very rarely the caller answers. It happens to me sometimes even ten per day. The purpose is clear: discouragement of picking up the phone and clog  the answering systems. In other words to discourage and minimize the quick communication. Historically, communications were cut when radical social changes occurred tn the world. That's right, as mentioned above, there must be some kind of benefit for someone if funds are invested in such endeavor..

I hope I am wrong.

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ACE - Expert

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@M14571504M You are wrong. Those calls are placed by a robo dialer. When the computer detects the call has been answered, it is supposed to connect the call to an agent (or available scammer). That may not happen immediately, if you wait long enough usually someone will be there but it is also possible all the agents/scammers are busy on other calls.

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ACE - Sage

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Great.  Now it’s WW3 conspiracy.  Disabling communication isn’t going to be with robo calls.  🙄

 

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Message 78 of 97
Teacher

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You can be assured they are taking american businesses calls
Its really obvious
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ACE - Sage

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@Websiteguru  😏

 

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Message 80 of 97

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 This is what I hoped, to be wrong. Can you guarantee that?
Message 81 of 97
Teacher

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Can you explain why the exact same scammers/ agents paid by google /
Agencies to call over and over and over
And hey I have them all on recording .
All claiming Google send them a data request that my business has errors.
If you think Google has a right to cause their algorythms to change because
the other data companies which will are the people that google pays.
And they trigger the spamm callers
And I have evidence in many case studies that prove that Google
Still uses spam callers to control serp results.
Here is the evidence
Every time I disconnect my phone from any data connected to google I
trigger their spammer callers to call my numbers.
I can prove that with 14 lines I have on the internet.
This was a way to reach out to the top business community I know
At and t has my clients per us capital using business lines by att
If you need more evidence
Research
Google yahoo bing merger
You will see they use algorythms to control how many people find you.
They tell those algo how to position any company based on certain criteria.
I meet all those demands by google on all my accounts
They use our numbers to determine our stutus locally with our campaigns.
It plays a major roll in thier algos because of spammer filters.
Do not be deceived by lack of insider information.
The Hackers of the world have been employeed by google forever now.
This is never a joke....
Humans deserve better than this.
And if you have numbers just calling you and then you call it back and they
promise they did not call you.
And it happens at least once a day on every phone line I have.
This is not spammers agents
Sorry
You need a way better response than that
Message 82 of 97
ACE - Sage

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@Websiteguru

@M14571504M

please. Stop.   Neither of you understands the problem or the solutions.   Please remove the foil hats. They are unbecoming on anyone anyway.  

Robo calls are random.  They don’t need your number.  Robo callers just pick a number, call, add one, call, etc, etc.  until they get a pick up.  

As for taking out communications, robo calls won’t do it.  Taking out towers won’t.  A rocket into a hub would. (That will give you something to really worry about.  🙄

    Back to the real world problems and solutions. . .  

I was able to actually get past the robo call to a live person, identify the business calling me illegally and file an FCC complaint.  

It is illegal, per the TCPA to place a robo call unless the consumer has given prior permission/has an existing business relationship.   

So my dentist can robo call for appointment reminders.  CVS can robo call my prescription is ready.  But Choice Home Warranty has not been given permission to call me, so is breaking the law.  

 

https://transition.fcc.gov/cgb/policy/TCPA-Rules.pdf

https://consumercomplaints.fcc.gov/hc/en-us?return_to=%2Fhc%2Frequests

 

 

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Message 83 of 97
Teacher

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These are my business phones and no one has offered any thing here that
resembles rockets hitting towers .
We are talking about a High Society Google Data partners and yes the robo
dialer know is automated I aggree however you failed to mention that
business to business was kept in the loop on robo callers.
Because GOOGLE USES IT TO CONTROL SPAM
Meaning they want me to recieve less business than others because my
business is being found Naturally
So I do not need their help.
So they allow data sweeps with robo callers specifacilly on adwords and maps
They have algorythms that force these call releases.
They are dileberate and used as away to stop small business from growth
through marketing ....
Regardless if you see the capitilism
I promise you
Open your own business on line and test your own understanding
I have 22 businesses on line and counting
Message 84 of 97
ACE - Sage

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Omg. 🤦‍♀️   What are you smoking?

 For someone with online business, you should know ‘online’ is not 2 words.  

You should also know that Alphabet is Google and Alphabet is part of the Robocalls Strikeforce.  For gosh sakes stop spouting nonsense and read the available information 

 

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Message 85 of 97
Teacher

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Been sober 22 yrs and rather you realize this is real stuff
If you ever want to meet and I can show you the evidence that this is how
google yahoo and bing servers are merging to fight spam with spam.
And the past campaign I had was taken by the marketer when we parted and
the new business name for 4 yrs still confuses bing and yahoo and google is
still not willing to show me because of that
Because of my business name
They have to use the cloud ai to spam my business with calls
Because it is automated to show relevance
And my campaign is more relevant then most business in the cities I service
so to keep me from getting additional clicks
I qualify for so many top ranks because of my site on their cloud
It is AI was built like this to specifically shut down websites that has
bad links that do not match
Like address and website in more than one place and same names etc.
So the real question is
If you did not have something intelligent to add to this or a solution
Why would you use drugs to justify my statements? You could have claimed
crazy or other choices
I think maybe you should follow me to my group and get your own white tag
Mine is 22 yrs old so hey do you really have any suggestions that would
help ?
And if not
Look into this for yourself mr burris
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ACE - Sage

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@Websiteguru

Please discover punctuation.  It’s very difficult to read one long run on sentence. 

 

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Message 87 of 97
Teacher

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How about I will take your suggestion if you would take mine
Heres my suggestion
When you do not agree or do not want some ones point to be made
In the future
Ppease consider that mispelling a word
Or most importantly
Maybe my phone has a virus in it from all the spam tactics that google
yahoo and bing
Actuallu pay these spams to contact us
They even admit that Google told us to call you because
And yet when I tell them the information they have is incorrect
They tty to get me to give them my log in passwords to make the changes
When I tell them no
They hang up call from another data companiy with the same thing two hours
later
If you have to pay attention to the grammer over the information I am
providing
Well guess what we are in a community where the spam is the subject not my
grammer
It is really pitiful for this to be your own comment about the matter
The devils on your shoulder telling to act this way I guess that is off the
topic too
Well not really because you want to belittle me minuimoze my intelligences
and my huge case study I have on record
May the evil in your mind find the correction button on your behavior not
your grammar
Message 88 of 97

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Along with those who place this calls, I would keep accountable, for this never ending  harassement, the phone service providers for accepting to use the "dirty" phone line network that inevitable compromise the provided service to the customer. A reputable carpenter uses only wood in good sound condition without being rotted or containing carpenter ants, or other parasite eggs in it.

I am getting about ten of these random calls a day. I am so annoyed. The cruelest part is that I saw many very old persons, mostly alone, barely walking (some with advanced arthritis) with great effort go to pick up the phone in hope that a loved one calls them (which, lets recognize, is quite rare in most cases). HOW CRUEL! And how many other younger handicapped persons are in the same situation! Any of us will reach at some point in time that stage., including those who perpetrate this terribly shameless calls calls.

I also wonder if there is a connection between this  phenomenon and the constant recent  cyber attacks by hostile entities to discourage in a large scale the public communications.

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ACE - Sage

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@M14571504M

The wood analogy is off.  This is someone using a wood substitute, but it looks like the real thing until you cut it.  But more than that, This is someone taking an existing structure and using it in a way not intended.  A creeper in the attic, so-to-speak.  

There is a tremendous effort to identify the real from fake and block the fake.  Follow the news, read what the problem is.  

 

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