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Keith :: call blocking / harassment isn't that easy to set up ...Melissa :: crowd sourcing, effectively split up a large job (or sometimes the cost of said job) between very many people ... "Many hands make .. etc ..". In this case, some thing like "there is someone on YOUR street who is operating a scam. As someone local, we would like you to ...".Might require a dedicated Darknet for comms .. Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 2
Yeah, you're right about the call blocking - only works if you know the number. As for the tech stuff you mention, I'm out of my depth. @Melissa: It might sound a like drastic solution, but have you considered changing your number? If you hassle your 'phone provider enough (mentioning a possible change of provider and You & Yours on Radio 4) they will probably do it cheaply. From a nuisance point of view, it's no worse than changing one's Email address and people do that all the time. At the risk of exciting the Paranoid Penguin (sorry MP ) I would suggest the MaskMe Premium service maskme://index.html/# at $5/month. You get all their other services as well, such MaskMe for Email, etc. Depends what value one puts on not being hassled.
Personally I don't think this is a winnable battle .. whilst governments consider corporate interests more important than an individuals rights.The ONLY way this will change is WHEN THE PEOPLE RISE UP AND START THE REVOLU........ Oh, for heavens sake mark get real, people are currently bothered more by loosing facebook for a couple of hours than the creeping erosion of their rights.
I don't think changing my [phone number] will do it as there are many other Mrs Hardwickes- I was told by the plod that there are are computers used by these crooks who computate numbers til they find a phone that rings.
QuoteI don't think changing my [phone number] will do it as there are many other Mrs Hardwickes- I was told by the plod that there are are computers used by these crooks who computate numbers til they find a phone that rings.Another trick that often works is to say to the telephone spammer "Just a moment, please", lay the handset down so as not to disconnect the call and go and make a cup of tea. They soon get fed up with waiting and in my experience don't bother again as they are wasting their time, not yours.
Thanks for your call, please press ..1 to talk to yourself whilst I play you some really bad 70's elevator music2 to talk to the window salesman I have waiting on the other line3 to be permanently put on hold, giving you time to contemplate how annoying your call is4 to be redirected to trading standards5 to listen to an audio loop of me telling you what I think of cold callers* to hear this menu againor# to f**k off and leave me alone--
No one can sell your details without your say so unless it is in the public domain.
if the company you are dealing with is based in any of the 27 EU member states .. [snip] .. No one can sell your details without your say so unless it is in the public domain
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