How do I stop illegal incoming spoofed calls?

  1. peeples profile image94
    peeplesposted 4 years ago

    How do I stop illegal incoming spoofed calls?

    Over the last 24 hours I have had over 70 incoming spam calls. A lot of these calls are spoofed calls, where when I call the number back I am getting regular people who have not called me. Some of the numbers are random numbers that do go back to a recording that does not actually let you peak to anyone. I have asked them to stop calling over half of these calls and they hang up on me and call back in less than 5 minutes. HELP! The phone won't stop ringing.

  2. fpherj48 profile image76
    fpherj48posted 4 years ago

    Well, you're correct.....phone harassment is "Illegal" in all States.  You do not mention having any idea WHY this may be happening all of a sudden?
    Have you checked with friends & neighbors to ask if they too, are being inundated with what you call, "spoof calls?"
    If you have caller I.D. feature:  Save the "log" with numbers &/or names, date, time & duration of calls.  If you do not have this feature, keep a pad and pen near your phone to manually document this info, each & every time it occurs.
    First things, first.  GO TO your Police Dept. and file a formal complaint.
    Your next communication should be with the phone Co.  Inform them of the situation and that you have filed with local police.  98% of all Phone Companies take these matters seriously and should be willing to help you with a solution.  (If & when the guilty parties are exposed, you need to be 100% willing to press charges.)......In other words, you need to hope it's not a friend or family member.....because they will face legal action, regardless.
    Take action asap.  Good Luck.  Please let us know how this ends up for you.....Peace, Paula

  3. CraftytotheCore profile image82
    CraftytotheCoreposted 4 years ago

    I think here it's 15 calls in a row and it's considered harassment.  The police can do something about it.

    I have our phones on the do not call list with the government.  But every so often, I will still get a spoof call.  One time it was an attorney's office claiming to have an ongoing case with me.  I worked in a legal office for many years, so I knew it wasn't true because the docket number didn't make sense.

    Then there was a call several weeks ago claiming an uncle used my number on a credit card application which he hasn't paid on, so they were supposedly coming after me.

    One time the hospital supposedly called to tell me I was in collections, but when I called back, it was a recorded line.  I confirmed with the actual hospital that it was not true.

    Today even, I received a phone call looking for a very common name, and I know 3 people with that name.  I told the caller that I am on the do not call list and this is my private line.  She hung up in a hurry!

 
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