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 image78
    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 image80
    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!

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)