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An old topic - nuisance calls

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This is an old topic regarding nuisance calls and callers.

There's a withheld number which calls frequently - at least once per day. Not just here apparently. If you ask around then many or most other receive the same call, which is always the same voice, and same call repertoire. (Perhaps the caller has missed her vocation, and should be the voice on the speaking clock). 

The topic changes over a period of time. A year ago or so it was government grants, then it was ppi. Now it's reclaiming bank charges. 

Would have thought that OFCOM should at least have traced  and "rumbled" the source by now.

 

BT choose to refuse will block specific numbers, apparently, and even withheld numbers.

 

However there are some private callers who prefer to keep their numbers ex-directory, so the call blocking feature will also block their calls. I'm missing those calls sometimes.

 

Many telephone models will block specific known numbers, (mine will block up to 20 numbers).

 

Someone once posted that "choose to refuse" can block individual withheld calls, because the system knows who is calling.

Is this the case?

 

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@Ribblelancs wrote:

Someone once posted that "choose to refuse" can block individual withheld calls, because the system knows who is calling.

Is this the case?

 


Yes it is. Choose To Refuse knows what the number is, but is not allowed to tell you. It will however block that number. When you review the blocked list, it will just tell you that you blocked an unknown number on (time+date).

Its actually more effective than any third party call blocker, as it has access to all numbers, but you can only block 10 numbers.

 

Withholding your number only stops it being revealed by the end user. The exception to this is the 999/112 service who can always see your number.

 

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Thanks.
Sometimes she calls from mobile, which is not always convenient, if it's not nearby.
I will subscribe to it, as it seems to be more discrete than some phones.

Never had this trouble at work, (12 years ago), even though we all had individual numbers, and no internal exchange. And believe it or not - McAfee ( for business) for thePCs.
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