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New Developmemnts: Spam register

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Scam Buster, Jan 9, 2019.

  1. Scam Buster

    Scam Buster New Member

    trueCall Model:
    trueCall Classic
    Country:
    UK
    Is there any way that you can turn the spam register/telepests listed here and reported by trueCall users, into a more accessible version so when we have a dubious number calling, we can check it against the trueCall spam register? There are very few good, accurate web sites that help with searching these numbers and trying to work out whether they are kosher or not. My father gets around 5 bogus/scam calls a day and it is a full time job working out whether to add them to the zap list or not. Just an idea!
     
  2. Top Cat

    Top Cat Administrator Forum Volunteer

    trueCall Model:
    trueCall Classic + Extra + Recorder
    Country:
    Englishman in Wales!
  3. Top Cat

    Top Cat Administrator Forum Volunteer

    trueCall Model:
    trueCall Classic + Extra + Recorder
    Country:
    Englishman in Wales!
    My recommendation in your situation is to only allow through starred callers, sending all others to messaging. You can then screen calls that end up on messaging and add the few legitimate ones to the star list rather than have an accumulating zap list. This is my modus operandum.

    My star list includes wild-cards for specific STD codes (eg the local one, and anywhere I have family connections with) and mobiles, and this avoids most problems.

    There remains an issue with legitimate calls that withhold their number, eg NHS/doctor, but I advise them to call my mobile (and you could have them call you rather than your father).
     
  4. Scam Buster

    Scam Buster New Member

    trueCall Model:
    trueCall Classic
    Country:
    UK
    Thanks TopCat! We already do all of that. When I say he gets 5 bogus calls/day, I mean they have tried to call but trueCall doesnt let them through and they are sent to my message asking them to ring me....which some of them proceed to do (eg the HMRC con men!) I dont have the STD wild cards though as I think we have all the necessary numbers on the star list now.
     

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