Spoofing attacks, robo calls

allenenriquez1985

    Good afternoon magenta!

    i have been receiving an alarming number of calls from spoofing and robo calls to the point I am also going to block all calls expect the people I know and contacts list. I know the FCC is working to help reduce this however I was hopi T-Mobile can be part of this help to make sure we don’t get unwanted calls. In an average day I receive about 6 calls a day from these robo to spoofing I pick up say hello they don’t answer I speak 6 different  languages hellos to see if any of them answer, however it always seems it’s no luck. Please T-Mobile help us or at least make an app to better the calls to at least 50% less calls.

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      • dc5fan

        Re: Spoofing attacks, robo calls

        I know exactly what you're going through. If I don't recognise a number I slide the button that is marked REJECT. Your phone may be different. than mine. Then I promptly BLOCK the number. On my landline I am getting these calls that show the first 3 digits of the town I live in, but the ID shows the town, and not the caller's name. I bet I have over 30 numbers in my REJECT LIST. Hope that may help.

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          • allenenriquez1985

            Re: Spoofing attacks, robo calls

            yep I think I am going to start to index my or reject my calls it’s too many. Sometimes i thinks it’s an class settlement i sign for or a long lost friend. Thanks for the ideas it’s mind frustrating. I think I have about the same amount as you for blocking. By the time these calls red I think I’ll end up blocking ever number  available in my local area.

          • tmo_chris

            Re: Spoofing attacks, robo calls

            I 100% feel you!

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            I recently enabled Scam Block (which is free) and it has cut them down quite a bit in addition to going through and blocking the numbers individually on my phone. Depending on the phone, it is pretty easy. In the iPhone you just click on the little info icon and select block this caller.

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              • dc5fan

                Re: Spoofing attacks, robo calls

                I learned I am ineligible for this service since I am a prepaid account. That's ok as I don't get much calls. When I get a call that I don't recognise I do check it on the internet.About all of them are spook calls.

                  • magenta7540287

                    Re: Spoofing attacks, robo calls

                    it was just an example of a missed urgent call; another one was when my

                    daughter's cell was lost, she called me from a friends phone - the friend

                    was SMART enough to text me quickly first to tell me to expect the call

                    from her # - or I would not have answered, most likely....

                     

                    it's a bad situation.

                • magenta7540287

                  Re: Spoofing attacks, robo calls

                  I'm sorry, but this appears to be a community forum - are we (customers) just talking to each other?

                   

                  T Mobile?

                  Hello, I would like to know what you're doing about the "boy who cried wolf" danger.

                   

                  I nearly missed my DOCTORS call with a very important diagnosis, because he called me from a number that isn't saved.  I immediately thought it was another scam call.  In today's age of technology, I find it reprehensible that the phone companies cannot find a solution to this.  Someone is going to get hurt!

                   

                  Thank you,

                  Colleen

                    • dc5fan

                      Re: Spoofing attacks, robo calls

                      Colleen: It's going to get worse! the donotcall.gov does not work! I would suggest to talk to your doctor's nurse, and tell her/him to request any added phone numbers that your doctor will use, and anybody else in your Contacts list. I have a prepaid account. It's nice that when I receive a call I am able to see quickly who called. Hopefully, there will be a couple of members that have suggestions on apps that may help with spam/phishing calls and reject them. I see you posted 8 hours ago. Someone will help.