What to do when you keep getting unwanted phone calls

Jamie McKane

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What to do when you keep getting unwanted phone calls

Spam calls, whether they are from legitimate companies or scammers, have become an occupational hazard of owning a cellphone.

Unsolicited phone calls are on the rise around the world and are especially common in large developing markets like Brazil, India, and South Africa.
 

COMPUTEK

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^ So why dont you just use their app?

The TrueCaller app from the article also works a treat. :thumbsup:
 

Cius

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True caller, so far seems to be the best answer for me.
 

RedViking

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Android 'Should I Answer?' shows it is spam, then I answer but stay silent, soon they realise it is a waste and stop calling me:

"Hello"

"Hi there sir"

"Hello"

"Can I please speak to RV?"

"Hello?"

........

:laugh::laugh::laugh:
 

satanboy

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Another spam DA sms just received. Added to Blocked numbers (how many do they have?!).
 

reactor_sa

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I use Google Dialler, it highlights spam calls and you can mark numbers as spam so they go straight to the ether.
 

daveza

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Why don't they all just f off and die.

If I need to buy something I can do it all on my own.

There really needs to be a way to inflict pain on these companies.
 

namzsteve

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I have the Google Dialer on my android, blocks anything it sees as spam, I will not be bothered!
 

Marc123

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The Direct Marketing Association is a scam on its own .

They make it very difficult to block details properly as they are part of the same problem.

I have been trying for years to get DMASA members to respect the list.
 

supersunbird

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The Direct Marketing Association is a scam on its own .

They make it very difficult to block details properly as they are part of the same problem.

I have been trying for years to get DMASA members to respect the list.
Still leads to a reduction in calls.
 
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