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Old 12-09-2019, 15:17   #16
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Re: Keep getting a phone call saying they will cut internet

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I feel like answering and asking them for their ID so I can check them out. But really I can't be bothered.


It is a recorded call.
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Old 12-09-2019, 22:24   #17
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The spoof the originating number too, the latest ones look like a mobile (not likely to be ISP but could be a friend we don't the number stored for) or 034 so could be a call from supplier of some sort.

The real number is known so excepting known exceptions it would be nice if telcos could look to tagging or dropping calls where the claimed number doesn't match. I know there are legitimate reasons sometimes maybe but they should be exceptions.
Telcos are required to validate that the CLI displayed is a valid dialable number. The fact they are required to do so, doesn't mean they are of course!
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Old 13-09-2019, 10:03   #18
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Telcos are required to validate that the CLI displayed is a valid dialable number. The fact they are required to do so, doesn't mean they are of course!
The number is likely dialable but is it the same number as the originating node? Bit like spoofing email addresses or other playing with the (more visible part) mail header.
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Re: Keep getting a phone call saying they will cut internet

Rarely if ever is the number displayed dialable. In many cases it's a completely invalid range - for instance some I have had show as 020 2xxx xxxx London numbers starting with 2 are not in use. Therefore there are basic checks the telcos should be (and are required) to do but are not doing so.
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Re: Keep getting a phone call saying they will cut internet

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Rarely if ever is the number displayed dialable. In many cases it's a completely invalid range - for instance some I have had show as 020 2xxx xxxx London numbers starting with 2 are not in use. Therefore there are basic checks the telcos should be (and are required) to do but are not doing so.
Is there anyway of blocking the call, had the same numbers again today
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Telcos are required to validate that the CLI displayed is a valid dialable number. The fact they are required to do so, doesn't mean they are of course!
I'd like to think the (reputable) larger telcos would be better at this than the smaller operators, but you're absolutely right about how well (or not) the rules are enforced!
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Rarely if ever is the number displayed dialable. In many cases it's a completely invalid range - for instance some I have had show as 020 2xxx xxxx London numbers starting with 2 are not in use. Therefore there are basic checks the telcos should be (and are required) to do but are not doing so.
I didn't know they weren't used. Thanks.
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Old 16-09-2019, 13:42   #23
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Is there anyway of blocking the call, had the same numbers again today
Depends on your handset- you needs one that displays the numbers and has the option to block.
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Re: Keep getting a phone call saying they will cut internet

I've had this before and told the caller she was scammer and to get stuffed hasn't called back since.
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I've had this before and told the caller she was scammer and to get stuffed hasn't called back since.
Tell them you work for the fraud prevention department (of whichever Telco/ISP the day they’re from), and can you have a chat with their supervisor, and they’ll gang up tout-suite, and you won’t get called back from them again...
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