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02038377312 is and numbers similar are calling my house cocnstantly now and it's pizzing me right off. When I try to call back to give them a foul mouth full the message NUMBER NOT IN USE comes back. What can be done apart from rip my phone out of the wall socket?

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After doing some digging i've found a site that show over 24 pages of these same 0203837 numbers.... seems it's gonna be a disconnect for me. They are clearly computer generated and the phone companies are allowing this to happen. I can't even post them here as its way over 20,000 characters

0203837269302038372694020383726950203837269602038372697020383726980203837269902038372700020383727

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Hey snazz

Have you registered with the Telephone Preference Service yet?

It's completely free.

It takes up to 30 days to be registered in full with them but they're set up to help customers avoid receiving nuisance calls.

Take care.

Kaz

 

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Registering with the Telephone Preference Service, whilst a good idea, won't stop all cold and nuisance calls.
I'm registered and still get them!

These types of cold callers (mainly scammers looking to extract personal and financial information) are not interested in opt-out lists and will continue to call even when told to stop.

 

New OFCOM rules come into force on the 1st of October which means caller display must be given free of charge, which can help people to screen nuisance calls. Under the new rules, telephone numbers displayed to people receiving calls must be valid, dialable and uniquely identify the caller. Providers will also be required to identify and block calls with invalid or non-dialable numbers – a feature of many nuisance calls – so they don’t get through to consumers.

Communications providers have been given twelve months to prepare... We are yet to hear from Virgin Media how they plan to implement these changes!

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I am in an OVER UTILISED VIRGIN MEDIA AREA
Contention reference "F002896495", - poor speeds of 0.3Mbps to 4Mbps every evening. Ongoing since March 2014.
After some network upgrading, fault reference became F004952644 with some improvement to evening speeds.
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Thanks for the info. We'll see if it stops these people. There were thousands of these 020387 numbers all spammers and none can be called back as they just say number not in service. Would these people even bother with rules seeing as they are not doing so now?

I wonder how they get all these numbers in the first place. When I wanted a new number I was basically told to bugger off, so how come scammers can get as many as they want whenever they want? I think in this case with the 020387 numbers they are using computers to just get around the telephone systems.

 

 


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Hi snazz

 

I'm sorry for the unwanted calls you're receiving recently. 

 

You can view information about stopping unwanted calls on [this page].

 

I hope this helps

Craig


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None of thoes options stop firms with computer generated random numbers. When I checked, whoever it is at the moment has thousand and thousands of numbers people are saying the number just come back as not in use. Beside all that, I'm not going out buying equipment to block calls I don't want. The TPA on this occasion is of no use whatsoever. With luck, these new law that are coming in will finally put a stop to all this is they are implemented fully.

 

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Hi snazz

 

As a last resort, if the calls get too much we can change your telephone number free of charge. 

 

To request this, give our team a call on 150 from any Virgin line or 0345 454 1111 from any other.

 

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@Craig_D wrote:

Hi snazz

 I'm sorry for the unwanted calls you're receiving recently. 

 You can view information about stopping unwanted calls on [this page].

 I hope this helps

Craig


 

The silence regarding the new OFCOM rules is deafening!

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Contention reference "F002896495", - poor speeds of 0.3Mbps to 4Mbps every evening. Ongoing since March 2014.
After some network upgrading, fault reference became F004952644 with some improvement to evening speeds.
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Re: Blocking nuisance calls

And this morings lucky lotto number is 02030121582

 

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