I would like to change our Virgin landline number. We have had the same number for many years now & have noticed an influx, in us, receiving lots of spam/malicious calls, these come at various times of the day. With an elderly father now being home alone most of the day, this has led to a few incidents involving scamming & trips to the Bank to cancel payments.
We have tried blocking various numbers, but, these calls keep coming through. My Dad relies on the landline number to telephone family & friends, so, we think that getting a new number would be the safest solution.
Sadly the incoming numbers are invariably spoofed so trying to block them one by one will be unsuccessful.
In addition, the incoming calls are typically generated by auto-diallers working their way through blocks of numbers so, even if you get a new number, the chances are that at some point the calls will start again.
Landline numbers are recycled so any 'new' number may not be that 'fresh' and may have its own history of problems associated with it.