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Old 20.05.2021, 14:40
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Spam calls today

Anyone getting a load of spammy calls right now? Both me and my husband have got a fair amount of spam calls in the last 24 hours, I've had 5 so far today. Swiss numbers, Norwegian, Irish, Romanian. The only place we've entered both our numbers recently are into required government travel/quarantine forms. So weird, anyone else?
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Old 20.05.2021, 14:44
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no. I might have put my US number on Google Voice on the forms, though.....
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Old 20.05.2021, 15:13
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Anyone getting a load of spammy calls right now? Both me and my husband have got a fair amount of spam calls in the last 24 hours, I've had 5 so far today. Swiss numbers, Norwegian, Irish, Romanian. The only place we've entered both our numbers recently are into required government travel/quarantine forms. So weird, anyone else?
You‘re not infecting the Internet again are you??
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Old 20.05.2021, 15:29
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Anyone getting a load of spammy calls right now? Both me and my husband have got a fair amount of spam calls in the last 24 hours, I've had 5 so far today. Swiss numbers, Norwegian, Irish, Romanian. The only place we've entered both our numbers recently are into required government travel/quarantine forms. So weird, anyone else?
Just had an Irish number call me..

Ignored as I alway do with unknowns
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Old 20.05.2021, 16:06
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Re: Spam calls today

I did get some calls, one US, one Tunisia or something and an SMS with "Test" in it a few weeks back but nothing since.
I'm getting a lot of calls now on my UK number, one a recorded message saying press 1 otherwise I'll be prosecuted for tax fraud. How did they find out?

I don't get many spam calls. The worst have been job agents who I've had to send cease and desist requests to. Since then I only use a disposable number for them.
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Old 20.05.2021, 16:33
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Re: Spam calls today

Yes, interestingly enough, yes, from very strange numbers (+40 - Romania, +9 ? ....) .
And even three from Swiss numbers, talking to me in.... Czech! ('do you want money', 'do you need money'?)

It is a first...so I guess someone had access and sold a Swiss list obtained from the dark side...
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Old 20.05.2021, 16:51
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Ignored as I alway do with unknowns
I do the same. It didn't happen in a while though, a couple of months ago most were from Belgium and UK.

Oh, and "Bob from Microsoft" guys. lol


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Old 20.05.2021, 17:00
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Re: Spam calls today

Caller ID, including phone numbers are easily spoofed by these guys.

What gets me is Swisscom and other providers are making money from the incoming calls, probably not a lot, but they aren't going to give away their bandwidth for nothing.

They could stop all these calls as they know who is really making them.

Barstewards, more interested in a fraction of a centime than in their real customers.
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Re: Spam calls today

If I'm busy I just hang up, but if I have some spare time I love to keep them on the line for as long as possible.

Opening line is usually "how are you?". I then give a lengthy reply as to how I've been in hospital, had this or that done etc. I then ask after his health and that of his family and see if they've had any illnesses covid etc.

Whatever is being offered i then act dumb, ask a million questions and if they want access to my computer that's where the fun really starts.

If the call is flagged as spam, I reply as "Interpol, fraud helpline, how can I help". They hang up so fast and I rarely get bothered by them again!
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Old 20.05.2021, 18:43
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"Hello Sir, I am calling you from Windows" about three times a day at the moment. Different country code every time.
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Re: Spam calls today

I started to get alot of spam texts everyday from an +49 area code, advertising airlines on .ch websites. Looks like I be changing my swiss number
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Old 24.05.2021, 22:31
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Yeah, spammer got me at 9am today, when I was certainly not away..I was very pissed off....
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Old 25.05.2021, 17:10
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Re: Spam calls today

Just got a call about insurance from a CH pool number (only answered it, because was waiting for another call from an unknown number), but the guy didn't even know my name (lame). Politely asked him to send me all the details to "it@ba90.fdi.cz". He said, that he will gladly do it today.
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Old 25.05.2021, 22:47
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Re: Spam calls today

It seems like all of my spam callers have a UK number. I'd like a bit of variety sometimes ... :/
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