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Old 10-04-2011, 01:20   #1
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Question 01234567898 - Can I Block It?

I've been getting about three calls, a day over the last couple of weeks, from the above number.

I know it's a scam number, e.g. offering you poll-tax rebates etc. Plenty of info on the net.

It's never been answered, as we have caller ID, and no message is ever left.

Is there any way to block this number? i.e stop the 'phone ringing / causing a missed call?

Could I call Virgin to request this?

Any advice appreciated.

(BTW, already registered with TPS, in fact have been for years.)
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Old 10-04-2011, 01:56   #2
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Re: 01234567898 - Can I Block It?

just tell them that your handing it to the Police i bet they will soon stop.
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Old 10-04-2011, 02:59   #3
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Re: 01234567898 - Can I Block It?

Absolutely correct, but the thing is, I don't intend to answer any of theese calls.

Research on 'tinternet has brought up the fact that usually, the first couple of times you answer are dead lines anyway.

I'm guessing that whoever is doing this is wanting a couple of 'positive hits' before they commit a call-center 'hen' to actually talk to someone. A bit like replying to spam e-mails. They know they've got a real address, (yep I know 'phone numbers are all real).

Thing is, I really can't be bothered with this scum. Maybe I'll give it a couple of more weeks, and see if they give up. (I hope).
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Old 10-04-2011, 09:47   #4
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Re: 01234567898 - Can I Block It?

http://www.mpsonline.org.uk/tps/

Ordered a new BT line this week and BT automatically add your number to this.
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Re: 01234567898 - Can I Block It?

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http://www.mpsonline.org.uk/tps/

Ordered a new BT line this week and BT automatically add your number to this.
Or just stick with your VM line and add yourself to that
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Old 10-04-2011, 12:05   #6
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Re: 01234567898 - Can I Block It?

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http://www.mpsonline.org.uk/tps/

Ordered a new BT line this week and BT automatically add your number to this.
And what difference does that make as per the first post as he still gets the calls.

Plus anyone can add phone numbers to the TPS even mobile ones.
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Old 10-04-2011, 12:05   #7
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Re: 01234567898 - Can I Block It?

FFS, My point was BT automatically add your phone number Virgin don't.

The OP may not be registered so is why he's getting the calls.

To the OP if you are registered take the call get as much information as you can and then report them to TPS

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Old 10-04-2011, 12:11   #8
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Re: 01234567898 - Can I Block It?

If someone is hiding behind a fake caller ID do you really think that they care about the TPS registry????

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Re: 01234567898 - Can I Block It?

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FFS, My point was BT automatically add your phone number Virgin don't.

The OP may not be registered so is why he's getting the calls.

To the OP if you are registered take the call get as much information as you can and then report them to TPS
You can also report any potential scams here http://www.actionfraud.org.uk/

I was also pointing out above that you can register your mobile phones.

You can also purchase this device http://www.truecall.co.uk/acatalog/trueCallShop.html
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Re: 01234567898 - Can I Block It?

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If someone is hiding behind a fake caller ID do you really think that they care about the TPS registry????

Just looked at the number
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Re: 01234567898 - Can I Block It?

This is no doubt a spoofed number. A quick look at Who calls me brings up a thread going back to December last year.
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Re: 01234567898 - Can I Block It?

That is one of the sites I checked to get my info nodrogd. Yep, it seems to have been a pain for a lot of people for quite a while.
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Re: 01234567898 - Can I Block It?

It's gotta be fake as it can't be a Bedford number as it's missing on digit
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Old 11-04-2011, 12:44   #14
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Re: 01234567898 - Can I Block It?

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It's gotta be fake as it can't be a Bedford number as it's missing on digit

It's not missing a digit 01234 is the code 567898 is the number which is 6 digits the same as all standard numbers
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Re: 01234567898 - Can I Block It?

I missed the last 8
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