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#1 BROWNMAN

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 06:33 PM

how the hell can i stop the incessant pest callers,for a week now i am getting messages telling me they are westpac bank,i think they are whats called robo calls?

 


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Posted 24 May 2019 - 06:52 PM

You could try just leaving them online but not communicating.
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#3 BROWNMAN

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 09:57 PM

You could try just leaving them online but not communicating.

i do that now OB,but ut messes with wi-fi,mind you,i dont know what exactly occurs as it comes back on in a min


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Posted 24 May 2019 - 09:59 PM

If it is important they will leave a message. If you don’t know the number calling ignore it
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Posted 24 May 2019 - 10:37 PM

how the hell can i stop the incessant pest callers,for a week now i am getting messages telling me they are westpac bank,i think they are whats called robo calls?

 

try this

 

https://www.donotcall.gov.au/



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Posted 24 May 2019 - 11:54 PM

Either put them on hold for 20 minutes or ask them for their phone number and you will call back when it is convenient for you.
If they can't give a call back number then ask them to take your number off their call list.
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Posted 25 May 2019 - 10:30 AM

Thanks fir input guys,im just going to put up with it for a while,like a bad smell,it will go away soon !!ignore it......saying that,I ignore my missus and she is still here..lol  


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Posted 25 May 2019 - 07:23 PM

Brownman, assuming this resolves, what do we do with nuisance posts?
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Posted 17 September 2019 - 05:11 PM

You can leave them rather than communicating.



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Posted 17 September 2019 - 06:29 PM

People have changed their mobile answering habits and generally will no longer answer a number they don’t know due to these bulk calls. Causes problems now because prospective clients won’t answer a phone call when we are replying to social media enquires they have made. Shits me to tears.
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Posted 19 September 2019 - 02:22 PM

Trouble is a lot of spammers are using mobile numbers instead of landlines, but it does make it easier to bloke them as most aren't private.
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Posted 22 September 2019 - 11:08 PM

If it's important they will a message. If there's no message it goes into my contacts as a scam number. I'm up to scam 46. I use to block the number but found the same mob would ring from a different number.
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Posted 26 November 2019 - 06:59 PM

I ask businesses I deal with to text me rather than call me. That way I don't get caught with answering mobile numbers from cold call marketing businesses. If I do answer I give them 2 seconds to answer me when I say hello. If no answer, I hang up promptly.


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Posted 27 November 2019 - 01:53 PM

I saw a youtube clip recently, one I'm sure I've seen before (or very similar).

The bloke answering the call makes out that he's a copper and the caller has called into a crime scene.
"Now, how do you know Mr X?"
"You stay on the line there fellar, I've got more questions for you"
"What is your relationship to the deceased?"

and so it goes on for 10 mins or so.
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Posted 27 November 2019 - 04:49 PM

I ask businesses I deal with to text me rather than call me. That way I don't get caught with answering mobile numbers from cold call marketing businesses. If I do answer I give them 2 seconds to answer me when I say hello. If no answer, I hang up promptly.

 

Yep I do that too....any delay (from India or where ever) and I hang up and then block the number.


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