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    Has anyone been getting a flurry of these lately? It's really been picking up steam for me. Literally 2 to 3 calls every morning from both local 403 as well as 800 and 855 area codes. I never pick up but it fills up my voicemail every day so I need to go in and clear it out daily. Message typically is in Chinese and claims they're from RBC or DHL and there's a package to be picked up. I guess it's some kinda phishing scam. I always tag the calls as spam but they keep coming from new phone numbers every day. Any way to stop these calls?
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    Don't know how to stop it other thank blocking the number... but I definitely have been getting more of these.. a lot from the Marriot and West Jet lately

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manhattan View Post
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    Double post mod please delete
    spammer! Robo-poster!

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    It seems to come and go, I usually pick up then hang up when the message starts as its a business phone. I haven't had any in the past week or so. There was one day a few weeks ago that I had 4 or 5.

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    I got the Marriott call literally 3-4 times per day for the last 2 weeks or so, different number every time. It was especially annoying because we are having renos done so I was being called by lots of different people I didn't know so I had to answer every time. I "block and report spam" each time and also press 2 for the do not call list (which very likely does not exist), and so far this week they have subsided. Seems to go in waves. I got the WestJet one before that. On my office phone I get calls from weird numbers that leave super long voicemails in mandarin all the time.

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    Blocking the number doesn't work, it's spoofed. Kenny's pixel has that call screen feature that works really well, you see Google Assistant get info about the call, where you can drop the call or pick it up. On the Apple side, iOS 13 will have a shitty feature of sending all unknown calls to VM where you can view the transcribed text.

    I still get online pharmacy calls to buy viagra a few times a week. It's gotten to the point where those guys gave me their address (likely fake) and dared me to go there and kick his ass lol.
    Originally posted by SEANBANERJEE
    I have gone above and beyond what I should rightfully have to do to protect my good name

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    Quote Originally Posted by rage2 View Post
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    Blocking the number doesn't work, it's spoofed. Kenny's pixel has that call screen feature that works really well, you see Google Assistant get info about the call, where you can drop the call or pick it up. On the Apple side, iOS 13 will have a shitty feature of sending all unknown calls to VM where you can view the transcribed text.

    I still get online pharmacy calls to buy viagra a few times a week. It's gotten to the point where those guys gave me their address (likely fake) and dared me to go there and kick his ass lol.
    I dunno, it seems to - since I've been reporting them, the phone is now way better at alerting me if it's a suspected spam call vs just letting the call through. I assume it learns a little bit every time you report a number. I know the blocking will never work because they spoof a different number every time, but it also reports them as spam.

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    Our office line has been getting just fucking HAMMERED with the "update your google listing" bullshit.
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    Once again another useless post by JRSCOOLDUDE.
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    I've noticed a slight increase lately. The only tips I can provide is either answer then hang up to prevent voice mail from happening or most voice mails you can press 3,3 to skip to the end of the message then 7 to delete.

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    What annoys me more than getting the calls, is that they're spoofing my number, so I'm getting a ton of idiots calling me with

    "Yeah, you called me?"

    'No'

    "Yeah you did, your numbers on my call display"

    Fffffuuuuuuuu

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    It is really getting annoying...Marriott, WestJet and random Chinese shit

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    Well shit, looks like since the Marriott calls stopped the WestJet calls started up today. Already got 2

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    I've gotten a ton more in the past couple weeks.

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