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Old 01-10-2019, 16:24   #31
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Re: Keep getting a phone call saying they will cut internet

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Can't find details, but I am sure I read that the US phone networks are working on some some sort of certification system so you can be sure that the call is actually coming from the phone number it says it's coming from. Can't find the link though.
Is this what you were referring to? If so, it looks workable. With an authentication system for calls, blocking systems are strengthened. Properly done, this could eliminate most robot and off-shore calls.

https://www.fcc.gov/call-authentication
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Re: Keep getting a phone call saying they will cut internet

Another fake number that is dead when calling it back:
01621506429

Starting to pee me off they called 3 times already today in 2hrs
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Old 02-10-2019, 10:36   #33
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Re: Keep getting a phone call saying they will cut internet

The numbers we see are changing, sometimes a mobile form.

The latest wheeze is claiming from Amazon that I have been hacked and joined to Prime for £much less than I do pay for Prime, dial 1 to discuss.
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Re: Keep getting a phone call saying they will cut internet

I'm thinking of setting the answering machine 24/7 with the following message

Hello, if you are a genuine caller who knows me or does business with me, please leave the correct password and I will call you back . . otherwise please keep guessing while the timer runs down.

. . . as if there's a password
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Re: Keep getting a phone call saying they will cut internet

Kitboga on twitch deals with these scammers all the time. His stream is always a great laugh.
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Re: Keep getting a phone call saying they will cut internet

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Is this what you were referring to? If so, it looks workable. With an authentication system for calls, blocking systems are strengthened. Properly done, this could eliminate most robot and off-shore calls.

https://www.fcc.gov/call-authentication
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