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    Help with annoying calls

    My daughter has been receiving calls in the middle of the night from an international number. Verizon has said they can not block international calls and we could just change the number. Gee...that would be convenient.

    Anyway...it looks like the calls are coming from the country of Jordan. The recording said "Thanks for waiting...you are now on hold with Orange Mobile". Has anyone else experienced this and is there no way to stop the calls without changing the number?



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    Re: Help with annoying calls

    Who is your carrier?

    googling I found this, you can thank these guys for continuing scams, lol.

    http://forums.intomobile.com/orange/...415-000-a.html


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    Re: Help with annoying calls

    Quote Originally Posted by simply1 View Post
    Who is your carrier?

    googling I found this, you can thank these guys for continuing scams, lol.

    http://forums.intomobile.com/orange/...415-000-a.html
    Wow... what a bunch of dumbasses.



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    Re: Help with annoying calls

    Quote Originally Posted by SeattleClone View Post
    Wow... what a bunch of dumbasses.
    Thats kinda what i thought too....



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    Re: Help with annoying calls

    Might not help you with your phone, but some phones (pretty sure all androids) can set up a contact to send a caller directly to voicemail... just add the number to your contacts and set it up that way.



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    Re: Help with annoying calls

    Quote Originally Posted by SeattleClone View Post
    Wow... what a bunch of dumbasses.
    Quick...find out their numbers and text them saying if they send you $10,000 they will be rewarded with a $10,000,000 prize.



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    Re: Help with annoying calls

    If it's the same number each time can't you just block the number on her phone?



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    Re: Help with annoying calls

    There is a chance this is more than an inconvenience. I used to work as a telecommunications fraud investigator. Wireless is much different from my experience on the landline side of the business, but I would recomend she looks for changes to her outgoing voicemail and/or strange outgoing calls. Verizon fraud prevention is very good at what they do so I wouldn't lose any sleep over it.



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    Re: Help with annoying calls

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    If it's the same number each time can't you just block the number on her phone?
    Verizon told me they can not have international calls blocked because they only accept a 10 digit number. This number (actually a different number called last night) was 962 7979 12112.



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    Re: Help with annoying calls

    Quote Originally Posted by simply1 View Post
    Who is your carrier?

    googling I found this, you can thank these guys for continuing scams, lol.

    http://forums.intomobile.com/orange/...415-000-a.html

    Are these people serious?? What a bunch of suckers..



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    Re: Help with annoying calls

    Quote Originally Posted by ISU_REV View Post
    Quick...find out their numbers and text them saying if they send you $10,000 they will be rewarded with a $10,000,000 prize.



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    Re: Help with annoying calls

    ive been looking to rent a house in des moines until i find one to buy. So I've started looking on craigslist and this is one of the odder responses I've received......

    The House Is a 2 br 1 ba Single-Family Home . Which My wife and I occupied before leaving for Nigeria. We left on a self Mission following God's Call to Preach the Word and Let people of all Nations Hear About Him. My wife and I thought of ourselves and asked God what we would Give him and He says we should sacrifice our life and give him the best we can,letting humans know about him. The bible account of Luke 12: 29-31, Don’t seek what you will eat or what you will drink; neither be anxious. For the nations of the world seek after all of these things, but your Father knows that you need these things.But seek God’s Kingdom, and all these things will be added to you. We decided to do the missionary work.


    Which my family and I have spent so much time and money to maintain it up till its standard. We have been trying our best to make the house as clean as possible, because am a clean person and we don't like dirt around our surroundings and also the Bible says cleanliness is next to Godliness.

    So we are looking for a well-behaved, clean and honest tenant to rent out our house too. So we will like you to give us your word and promise us that you will take good care of our house so that we will be happy when we come to visit you in the future.. We would like to work any felixible plan you have on your term of renting,Long or short term or month by month.While we were leaving,we took along with us the keys just to view the Land if it would be favourable for God's Work,on getting down here we decided to stay and Go On preaching the Good News.The Home was Formally FOR SALE but we have decided not to sell anymore so we would lay our head when we do come back to rest.Prior to our arriving back we shall be giving a 90 days notice to you if we finanly decide to rent to you.We shall be staying for upwards of five years here doing God's Work.So kindly Get back to us with the application for below.

    RENT APPLICATION FORM


    FIRST NAME:__________________
    MIDDLE NAME: _________________
    LAST NAME: __________________
    PROFESSION: ________________
    (CELL)PHONE () __________
    (CELL)PHONE () _____________________
    (WORK)PHONE () __________
    KIDS _____ (YES/NO), HOW MANY ________
    PRESENT ADDRESS: _____________________
    CITY: _______________
    STATE: ______________
    ZIPCODE: _______________ HOW LONG? ______________IF RENTING
    WHY ARE YOU LEAVING?
    IF THIS Home IS BEING GIVEN TO YOU,
    HOW LONG DO YOU INTEND STAYING? _______________
    WHEN DO YOU INTEND MOVING IN? ______________
    IF YOU HAVE A PET,
    NAME OF PET: _____________
    KIND OF PETS: _____________
    HABITS
    DO YOU SMOKE? ___________
    DO YOU DRINK? ______________
    DO YOU WORK LATE NIGHT? ____

    Looking forward to hear from you with all this details so that i can have it in my file incase of issuing the receipt for you and contacting you.Await your urgent reply so that we can discuss on how to get the document and the key to you,please we are giving you all this base on trust and again i will want you to stick to your words,you know that,we do not see yet and only putting everything into Gods hand,so please do not let us down in this our property and God bless you more as you do this.Looking forward to hear from you.

    +2347065151262. (call us)


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    Re: Help with annoying calls

    Quote Originally Posted by whirlybirds View Post
    ive been looking to rent a house in des moines until i find one to buy. So I've started looking on craigslist and this is one of the odder responses I've received......

    The House Is a 2 br 1 ba Single-Family Home . Which My wife and I occupied before leaving for Nigeria. We left on a self Mission following God's Call to Preach the Word and Let people of all Nations Hear About Him. My wife and I thought of ourselves and asked God what we would Give him and He says we should sacrifice our life and give him the best we can,letting humans know about him. The bible account of Luke 12: 29-31, Donít seek what you will eat or what you will drink; neither be anxious. For the nations of the world seek after all of these things, but your Father knows that you need these things.But seek Godís Kingdom, and all these things will be added to you. We decided to do the missionary work.

    Which my family and I have spent so much time and money to maintain it up till its standard. We have been trying our best to make the house as clean as possible, because am a clean person and we don't like dirt around our surroundings and also the Bible says cleanliness is next to Godliness.

    So we are looking for a well-behaved, clean and honest tenant to rent out our house too. So we will like you to give us your word and promise us that you will take good care of our house so that we will be happy when we come to visit you in the future.. We would like to work any felixible plan you have on your term of renting,Long or short term or month by month.While we were leaving,we took along with us the keys just to view the Land if it would be favourable for God's Work,on getting down here we decided to stay and Go On preaching the Good News.The Home was Formally FOR SALE but we have decided not to sell anymore so we would lay our head when we do come back to rest.Prior to our arriving back we shall be giving a 90 days notice to you if we finanly decide to rent to you.We shall be staying for upwards of five years here doing God's Work.So kindly Get back to us with the application for below.

    RENT APPLICATION FORM


    FIRST NAME:__________________
    MIDDLE NAME: _________________
    LAST NAME: __________________
    PROFESSION: ________________
    (CELL)PHONE () __________
    (CELL)PHONE () _____________________
    (WORK)PHONE () __________
    KIDS _____ (YES/NO), HOW MANY ________
    PRESENT ADDRESS: _____________________
    CITY: _______________
    STATE: ______________
    ZIPCODE: _______________ HOW LONG? ______________IF RENTING
    WHY ARE YOU LEAVING?
    IF THIS Home IS BEING GIVEN TO YOU,
    HOW LONG DO YOU INTEND STAYING? _______________
    WHEN DO YOU INTEND MOVING IN? ______________
    IF YOU HAVE A PET,
    NAME OF PET: _____________
    KIND OF PETS: _____________
    HABITS
    DO YOU SMOKE? ___________
    DO YOU DRINK? ______________
    DO YOU WORK LATE NIGHT? ____

    Looking forward to hear from you with all this details so that i can have it in my file incase of issuing the receipt for you and contacting you.Await your urgent reply so that we can discuss on how to get the document and the key to you,please we are giving you all this base on trust and again i will want you to stick to your words,you know that,we do not see yet and only putting everything into Gods hand,so please do not let us down in this our property and God bless you more as you do this.Looking forward to hear from you.

    +2347065151262. (call us)

    Well that looks like an honest ad.........



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    Re: Help with annoying calls

    Quote Originally Posted by CYCRAZY View Post
    Well that looks like an honest ad.........
    It could be. I get updates from a lot of missionaries, and there are some that just aren't good writers.

    It's a little over-the-top, but it isn't suspiciously over-the-top. I could see it going either way. Still wouldn't be real comfortable with the arrangement even if it is legit, but I could see this going either way.


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    Re: Help with annoying calls

    There is a way to block calls on your Verizon phone yourself, but you only have the option to either Allow All incoming calls, allow from Contacts Only, or Block All. But you should be able to go to Phone Settings, Security, Calls, Incoming Calls to change the settings for that.



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