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changing my phone number

If I request a new number for my landline, will the new number have scam calls attached to it from it's previous owner? 

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Re: changing my phone number

more than likely, there are no "new" numbers

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Re: changing my phone number

Thank you but if linking another number to my name allow the number to be unknown, at least for a while, to scam callers from southeast asia?

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Good afternoon @dawn1234

 

Thank you for reaching out. 

 

I am sorry to hear that you have had this issue with receiving unwanted phone calls.

 

Getting a new landline number would not stop the nuisance calls, we would advise reporting the number via this link

 

Kind regards,

Zak_M

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@dawn1234 wrote:

If I request a new number for my landline, will the new number have scam calls attached to it from it's previous owner? 


Changing your number won't stop the scam calls. At best it might give you some temporary respite from them. At worst you might be allocated a 'new' number which comes with its own unwelcome history attached to it.

You may have features on your existing phone which can be activated to reduce the calls (such as 'do not disturb' timing features, VIP ringtones for known callers in your address book, area code blocking or withheld number blocking). These can reduce the impact of the scam calls a bit.

Better to look at getting a call screening device, or a phone which does that. There have been numerous posts on the forums about how to reduce, or eliminate, the scam calls and also some recent feedback from customers who have had success with the call screening approach.

https://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Home-Phone/7-spam-calls-today-supposedly-from-Virginmedia/m-p/4...

https://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Home-Phone/Scam-calls/m-p/4513431#M144122

https://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Home-Phone/Scam-Call-s/m-p/4531588#M144906

I use the trueCall standalone device and haven't received any scam calls since installing it several months ago.