06-17-2014 9:42 AM
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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06-17-2014 5:20 PM
08-19-2014 12:30 PM
This has now become a problem on my phone as well. I have had my cell phone on the registered do not call list for a few years now, but I have recently gotten a lot of calls from some telemarketer that keeps using different numbers of the 404 type which is the first three numbers of my cell number after area code. I put the number on my Samsung S4 blocked list, but it still goes to voicemail. The calls do not stop and I am constantly getting voicemails. I want to be able to block them and not be able to get messages from them.
10-02-2015 1:25 PM
03-24-2016 10:15 AM
Me too. I'm so sick and tired of this stupid not working number. I've been receiving that calls since 2015 of December. It's really annoying. They uyed Different number. When I tried to call them back just to tell them to stop calling me. It was a non working number or been disconnected. DUH... right away..??? Please help me to solved this annoying phone calls. I received 7 times a day... different number simultenously. It's really getting into my nerve. Please help me or suggestion how to stop this SCAMMERs.
- edited 05-20-2016 10:48 AM by Phil-101
Today, May 20th, 2016, received a call from New York, I answered, no one there. Called the number, it turns out this is a non working number. How does a non working number make a call?
Just got a seconed call, same number. Phon companies should be able to stop these calls!!!!!!
*** a nonworking number.
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09-17-2016 12:08 PM
09-21-2016 4:17 AM
Hi, I am having a similar problem as you and the advice sent to you by Shaunnie Darko was useless. You have a phone so you can keep in contact with people so do not disturb is not an option and since they call from different numbers you won't know it's them until you answer. Also, changing your number is not an option. How can she suggest that. I have had this same number since cell phones came out.
She really gives bad advice.
10-14-2016 9:08 AM
It is a huge problem on my cell phone line. I get at least two calls a day from different phone numbers - mostly from my own area code or adjacent area codes. I never answer them and they never leave a message. Not sure if letting them wrong through to the voicemail is better that sneding them immediately to voicemail bu hitting "ignore". Someone told me to answer the call but remain quiet. Not sure if that is any good, either. I was traveling in Europe this summer and the phone rings in Europe from these scammers. AT&T charges for roaming rings - even if you don't answer. Terrible.
10-14-2016 11:57 AM
Scammers are doing things that are ilegal, and they won't stop just because we don't like it. They make money by scamming and stealing it from others, and if just one in 10,000 calls is successful, they make a profit. They fake their callerID (to regular customers like us) so that's why they show as disconnected if you try to call them back.
Lately, I've been getting lots of calls from political campaigns, which while annoying, is still legal.
10-14-2016 12:34 PM
Haha, conspiracy much?
Or just maybe he has been in office for 8 years and technology and capabilities change fast?
How about that when he came into office smartphones were just nice idea that was just beginning and the very large majority of people still used a land line?
06-09-2017 2:34 PM
I thought the name of this thread was "How to stop ghost calls from non working numbers". Now it seems to have turned into "Hey Snowflakes, feel free to highjack this thread".
06-09-2017 2:49 PM
Download ATT Call Protect app and install. This will cut down on these calls. Has helped cutdown on ones I receive
06-16-2017 9:42 AM
WOW!!! Here is a new one!
So like all of you, I too have been receiving these annoying calls on my cell phone that is listed on the do not call list. I have stopped answering #'s I am not familiar with and wait for that dead voicemail that is a hang up. BUT...while I am at work (company that has rotary lines for business) I call back that #, that as you know, is a non-working out of service #. Funny thing is I just received a "CALL BACK" and after repeating the business name thanks for calling...I hear that funky clicking sound when that scammer starts their spiel, only this time they ask me, "Is this a business?" I say yes and that they say, "Sorry, wrong number". WHAT!!! So even though you call back and the line is not working....supposedly, they see you calling which in turn keeps them calling you!! This must be how our #'s stay on their annoying list! Hope this helps. ~Kat
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