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Phone calls being received from unknown callers

I am receiving calls from various mobile numbers saying they are returning calls that they have missed from me. I have not made calls to any of these numbers.

has anyone else had this problem please

 

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Re: Phone calls being received from unknown callers

Happened to me in the past. Most likely scenario is that some scammers are spoofing your number. It won't be deliberate just that the sequence they are using just happens to hit on your number. 

They usually move on quickly as they don't like to use the same numbers for long

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Re: Phone calls being received from unknown callers

Thanks for that, I'll wait a few days to see if they stop before I change my number

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Re: Phone calls being received from unknown callers

Hi @AliB2

 

Thanks for taking your time to post on our community forum!

 

Are you still receiving these calls going into today?

 

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Re: Phone calls being received from unknown callers

Hi Travis_M

Yes I am still receiving these calls - 3 today so far.

Its a bit unnerving as well as being a nuisance & I can't see how anyone can benefit from it??

Virgin suggested yesterday that the only way to stop it is to change my number, but I dont want to do that if I can help it.

 

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Re: Phone calls being received from unknown callers

Are you receiving these to your mobile or landline? @AliB2

 

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Re: Phone calls being received from unknown callers

They are all to my mobile

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Re: Phone calls being received from unknown callers

I see, if the team have already investigated this via the phone there isn't much else I can suggest, can you not block the numbers by using the block function on the phone itself?

 

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Re: Phone calls being received from unknown callers

Yes, I can do that, but  each one is a different number, its just so odd.

 

Thanks anyway

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AliB2

 

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Re: Phone calls being received from unknown callers

Another suggestion is registering to the Telephony Preference Service via https://www.tpsonline.org.uk/register - this allows people and businesses to opt out of unsolicited live sales and marketing calls. Not sure if any of the calls were marketing / sales but it may well help. 

 

The only other option is to change the mobile number if this continues as advised by the team on the phone.

 

My apologies for the inconvenience @AliB2

 

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