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Help reduce SPAM calls?
muvotx
Novice

Greetings all... I recently upgraded my wife to an iPhone 3G data plan, she's piggy-backing my (primary) plan.  That was about 1.5 weeks ago.

Now I am getting HAMMERED with these random long distance spam calls from all over the place.  I seem to be averaging 2-3 calls in the morning and 2-3 more in the afternoon.  Is there anything I can do to stop this?  My recent calls looks like this from 5/19 - 5/22:

741-398-4300

654-176-1406

277-264-1435

550-342-1427

945-981-7700

346-360-3532

348-345-7369

676-607-3782

433-512-8800

I google searched these and they are all just SPAM, bogus... whatever you want to call them.

Is there a way Verizon can block all incoming calls form reaching my phone that are not on my contact list?

Thanks in advance!!

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scott21
Novice

usage control $4.99/month and you can block 20 numbers, Or 5 numbers for free  on myverizon. 

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muvotx
Novice

yeah I am already aware that I can block certain numbers.  But that won't work in my case because the spam-bot appears to be generating random phone numbers faster than I can add or predict what they will be.  EVERY time I get a spam call, its from a completely new + different bogus phone #.  I want to do the opposite... I want to block all incoming call from reaching my phone EXCEPT those phone numbers on my contact list ("safe list" if you will).

Is there any way to do that?

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SuzyQ
Sr. Leader
Sr. Leader

Some phones have the option to restrict incoming calls to "Contacts only" - go to your security settings on the phone to see if that is an option.

If the call is from a number you don't recognize, you can just hit the End Call button that will effectively hang up on the caller without answering the call. 

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SydneyK
Sr. Member
Sr. Member

Besides checking your settings for a contacts-only option, register the mobile number at donotcall.gov. I've not received a single unsolicited call since.

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KCCREALTOR
Member

I have called customer service several times asking for help blocking incoming "dead calls". I am receiving 5-8 calls a day whether the middle of the night or first thing in the morning. There is never anyone on the line if I do decide to answer the phone.

I can only block 5 phone numbers but the numbers change on every call.

Verizon suggested I change my phone number. I have had the same number for over 15 years and use it for my business so changing it isn't an option.

I need help establishing what spammer is auto dialing with highjacked called id numbers.

Some of the current numbers are :

714-622-2180

859-224-0190

206-267-9114

302-261-6005

905-668-3387

602-509-0744

843-821-3602

206-267-9114

410-557-9414

209-828-9303

763-545-0373

<< Please see suggestions above for ways to reduce the annoyance of spam calls. >>

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