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Old 03-26-2019, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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downloaded verizon call filter today. They allowed me to have it for free for the next 30 days and around the 20th I need to call and request this to be free for my account. I hope this actually helps. They told me they are working on an algarythm that screens spam calls to be from real people and not computer generated.

There's a free one supposed to be released in march. This March.

Running out of time VZW...
https://www.verizon.com/about/news/v...nd-robocalling
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Old 03-26-2019, 03:41 PM
 
Location: West Central Ohio
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There's a free one supposed to be released in march. This March.

Running out of time VZW...
https://www.verizon.com/about/news/v...nd-robocalling
I know, I did not want to wait so I have a free trial fo a month.
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Old 03-27-2019, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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"On the Trail of the Robocall King"


https://www.wired.com/story/on-the-t...robocall-king/

Thanks for posting that. Interesting and informative.


For a while I was getting as many as 20 calls a day on my cell. No idea where, or how, they got my number. For a while I also got calls for the previous owner of my number. Most of the calls I get are people wanting to sell me health insurance, car warranties, some collection company and one from "Microsoft" telling me something I paid for was no longer in service and to call for my "refund". Those were the most callers and a few miscellaneous ones thrown in.


At one point I actually started answering, or calling back immediately, to find out who they were. Half the time I'd be informed that the number was "no longer in service" so how do they make calls from a disconnected number? These calls come from all over the country and it shows what state along with the number.


They have kept me busy blocking and deleting but it's slowed way down now. Now, to work on my e-mail SPAM!!
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Old 03-27-2019, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Default FTC Strikes a Blow for Truth, Justice, and the American Way, and slaps Robocallers!

https://www.engadget.com/2019/03/27/...QxzlydnRb-c_RA
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Old 03-29-2019, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Sadly many of the fines imposed are like "$500,000 fine with $450,000 of it suspended".
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Old 03-29-2019, 08:23 AM
 
Location: West Central Ohio
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The call filter for Verizon isn’t working
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Old 03-29-2019, 10:35 AM
 
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I have several FREE blockers on my iPhone. As soon as I get one of those, I block the number. Gradually I have received less and less of them until now, its been weeks since I had one.
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Old 03-29-2019, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Care to share which ones you are using for other iPhone people?
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Old 03-29-2019, 03:04 PM
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Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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The call filter for Verizon isn’t working
Just download one of the apps suggested on this forum. Users know if they work or not...
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Old 03-29-2019, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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BTW: What is a "Massive" call ??
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