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    Quote Originally Posted by rogue06 View Post
    I wonder if they got something like that for land lines.

    The problem I have are telemarketers using fake phone numbers. I even had one who would call and my own number would show up on the caller I.D. I would always ask how they could be calling me from my own phone which was in my hand causing them to hang up quickly.
    That's happened to me, and when I asked our phone company about it, they recommended that you not answer a call that shows your own number. We also get calls from businesses in town that end up being spam calls. So the scammers/spammers are able to somehow take an existing number and use it for their own nefarious purposes.

    As for spam to my cell phone, I only use my phone for emergencies, and it sits in my bedroom or my purse when I'm home, so I never even hear it ring, let alone answer it. I tend to get more spam texts than calls.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rogue06 View Post
    I wonder if they got something like that for land lines.

    The problem I have are telemarketers using fake phone numbers. I even had one who would call and my own number would show up on the caller I.D. I would always ask how they could be calling me from my own phone which was in my hand causing them to hang up quickly.
    Yeah, most of the calls I get are fake numbers these days (first 6 digits of my number, followed by 4 random numbers), on both cell and landline.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mossrose View Post
    As for spam to my cell phone, I only use my phone for emergencies, and it sits in my bedroom or my purse when I'm home, so I never even hear it ring, let alone answer it. I tend to get more spam texts than calls.
    That's why you never accept my call?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    That's why you never accept my call?
    I don't think you have my cell phone number.

    If you are going to call my landline, pm me with your number first and I will answer!


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    Quote Originally Posted by mossrose View Post
    I don't think you have my cell phone number.

    If you are going to call my landline, pm me with your number first and I will answer!
    Mayhaps one day we shall have to voicicate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Littlejoe View Post
    I have Verizon and apparently they don't have a comparable app... I get about 5 - 10 robocalls a day
    I have verizon. I use an app called Hiya, which is free unless you want to pay for extras. It does a decent job of blocking spam

    https://hiya.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    I have verizon. I use an app called Hiya, which is free unless you want to pay for extras. It does a decent job of blocking spam

    https://hiya.com/
    The AT&T app is made by Hiya.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    The AT&T app is made by Hiya.
    i had to go into my phone settings and give permission for hiya to block calls. And I set all of the various parameters to aggressively block the calls. It maintains a list of spam numbers that I told it to block, and it can block neighborhood scam calls (same prefix) or just notify you as potential scam. I told it to block because I don't know anyone else with my particular prefix. I let it scan my contacts list to get a list of numbers to always let through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    i had to go into my phone settings and give permission for hiya to block calls. And I set all of the various parameters to aggressively block the calls. It maintains a list of spam numbers that I told it to block, and it can block neighborhood scam calls (same prefix) or just notify you as potential scam. I told it to block because I don't know anyone else with my particular prefix. I let it scan my contacts list to get a list of numbers to always let through.
    Awesome! Thanks! I'll check that out!
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