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Spam calls being received

Been receiving spam calls on a Virgin mobile which look like they are from London, below are two of those numbers.

020 3675 1626

020 3675 1355

Is there anything that can be done apart from just blocking them as all blocking them does is stopping them connecting to your phone to make it ring, but if you have voicemail activated it connects to that instead.

Can these numbers be reported to an official source? 

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Re: Spam calls being received

Welcome to the new reality. They will be spoofed numbers and by now they will have moved on to new ones.

My dialer has built in software to automatically report to a third party, but not all phones have that.

Quite frankly I'm surprised you have escaped so long.

 

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I haven't escaped, I've just decided to report it here. 

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@paperclip wrote:

Can these numbers be reported to an official source? 


Sadly, reporting the numbers does not really help anyone. Most scammers are based overseas anyway so it is almost impossible for the UK authorities to prosecute or close them down.

Scammers spoof their phone numbers:

1) to make themselves difficult to trace

2) to evade any blacklist that their victims may have set up. Unfortunately, it's almost certain that they will call you again but next time they will appear to come from a completely different number.

London numbers are a favourite with scammers because they somehow have an aura of credibility.

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Hi @paperclip

 

Thanks for posting this on here and sorry to hear that you're getting spam calls. You can find out how to block these number via this link here

 

If you do have any issues, please feel free to get in touch with us and I'm more than happy to help. 

 

Thanks 🙂 

 

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@Sasha_W

Hi, that link you inserted just goes in a loop back to your reply. 

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Hi @paperclip,

I've just tried the link that my colleague provided and it appears to work fine for me.

Would you mind trying again and letting us know how you get on?
 

Thanks,
 



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Hi @Zach_R

When I tap ON the live link called HERE using chrome on my phone it still loops. 

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It works on a different phone browser but loops on Google chrome for android. 

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Hi @paperclip,
 

I'm very sorry to hear you've had issues with the link on your mobile device, but I'm glad you've been able to access it.

Let us know if the information detailed there helps or if you need some additional assistance.

Thanks,
 



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