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Old 03-18-2019, 05:10 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Old 03-30-2019, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Teamed with my phones blocking feature and Nomorobo, I don't get any spam calls now.

I use to get 10-20 a day.

Stop robocalls and telemarketers with Nomorobo

https://www.nomorobo.com/
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Old 04-03-2019, 01:05 PM
 
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Nomorobo won't work on spoofed calls. Nothing stops those permanently. You may get a temporary reprieve fron them but you'll eventually get more. I've used several different apps and none are a permanent solution to spoofed calls.

IMHO the FCC is useless in fixing this problem. Most of the junk calls come from foreigners who seem to care less about U.S. laws so passing new laws is no solution. The vast majority of Americans do not answer their phones anymore and I do feel sorry for people who need their phones for business. Before I retired I got at least 10 junk calls a day at work and this went on for years. I'm sure the phone companies have no incentive to offer up a solution. Truthfully, if I didnt need my phone I'd get rid of it in a heartbeat. The Do Not Call list is a joke!
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Old 04-04-2019, 05:31 PM
 
Location: SE corner of the Ozark Redoubt
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Most of the junk calls come from foreigners who seem to care less about U.S. laws so passing new laws is no solution.
Pass a law making the phone carriers liable for the robocalls,
and it would get fixed in a nanosecond.
The carriers would scream bloody murder, but most real fixes for
societies ills are fixes that someone will not like.
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Old 04-12-2019, 11:51 AM
 
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Consumer Reports ( current issue) has a good article pertaining to the Robocall Epidemic.
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Old 07-22-2019, 08:44 PM
 
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I'm looking for some advice. My father, 93yo, got pulled into the social security scam this morning. Gave his SSN away. I've frozen his (and my 89yo mom's) credit reports and will plan to wait out the 1-hr social security fraud hotline tomorrow.


I've been thinking though, does anyone know of any landline phones that can be setup to only receive calls from numbers in a "contact" list? I know that there are ways to do it on iPhone and Android mobile phones, but removing their land line and only having them use cell is a last resort.


I'm tech savvy, so I can figure out how to set it up for them. I'm looking for any info that anyone may have on this type of phone.


TYIA
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