Got a phone call today to answer a brief survey for a chance to win a FREE CRUISE. Just placed the phone by the TV, raised its volume and waited for the call to finish. It's a periodic call so I am blocking the number. Perhaps we can share the info to make our lives easier. I'll suggest a format but improve it if you wish.
DATE Source Number Comment 10/3/2016 347-474-3865 Answer survey, win a Free Cruise.
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posted: Oct. 3, 2016 @ 10:01a
I have Mr. Number app on my smartphone and it has a built-in blacklist of scammers/spammers which you can add to. You can also only allow numbers in your contact list. Also adding your numbers to the "National No-Call" database helps some.
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posted: Oct. 3, 2016 @ 11:17a
2nd for 'Mr Number' that app has saved me time and time again. It crowd sources the spam #s so that if enough people report it on their app or on the web, then no one else gets it.
It does freak me out when I get a 'spam' call that rings my phone once, then Mr Number drops it. I Was thinking I was missing all these calls....spam calls. Did do a miss a couple of times when a 'big business' like a bank called and it dropped them because that # was all their robo call #
This type of spam-caller information is available on a number of websites online, which are better able to handle the reporting, presenting, and searching of such information, so looking for a couple of those sites that you find easy to use would be a better use of time than trying to recreate that type of list from scratch in a Fatwallet thread. (There will be many thousands of these numbers at any one time.)
------ My elderly relative was missing day-before appointment-reminder calls from his rheumatologist, whom he needs to see relatively regularly, and who charges $25 for a missed appointment. When I looked into why he was not getting those calls, I found out that the doctor's office's appointment-reminder call service (which they outsource to a company in Colorado) was listed as a spam caller on one of those "spam calls" websites and someone (with good intentions) had blocked that number on my relative's home phone.
The crowd-sourcing approach is good to provide information, but I wouldn't rely on their determinations exclusively.
posted: Oct. 4, 2016 @ 12:46p
If it works with your home phone, I highly recommend Nomorobo (nomorobo.com). It gets about 95% of the robocalls I get. Rings once, and then cuts off.
posted: Oct. 4, 2016 @ 12:50p
Looks like Mr. Number doesn't work with anything but very old versions of Android (4.4 and below). Any suggestions for an app that does?
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