How Do I Get Rid of Nusiance Callers?

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from: Longevity Explorers | Sequoias SF, SF Village

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Explorer Karen reports on behalf of another member that deceptive callers have been 'fishing' for personal information. The group shares numerous experiences on the subject of calls from scammers and 'robo' calls, all of which are reportedly common to home and business lines whether fixed wire, cable based, or cellular.

A member reports a threatening call 'from the IRS'. Another gets multiple calls from what look like local numbers, but when he answers, no one is on the line.

Another member offers an explanation of how to set up protection from unwanted calls which is offered by her phone service provider. Another service offers blocking of unwanted calls for its subscribers. Some wireless providers offer caller ID service that spots likely fraudulent callers. Protection from credit card fraud includes calling the bank to verify that their phone message is valid.

The byword is vigilance, and ways to take action are of interest to the entire group.

 

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robo calls, Robo call blocking, fishing, fraud protection