One of the calls I got a lot I just didn't understand what the hell the point of it was. It's just some robo chick from "card sevices" or whatever just calling to say "there are no problems with your credit card account" and then that's it. It's funny to me since I've never had a credit card anyway but what's the scam in this one? Just to get people to call back? See if people pick up the phone and put the number on a confirmed list?
My recent scam/spam includes a 5 digit number texting me about fraudulent PNC bank activity. Followed by a call/voicemail claiming Nathaniel something's bank account, followed by a text from a different phone number. Then today I got "LIFE INSURANCE" from 3 different numbers a couple hours apart, blocked each in sequence but online call history shows each of the numbers tried a 2nd and 3rd time before switching and continuing the spam.
A common one is spoofing the first XXX-YYY-???? of your number and picking random last 4 digits. They're legit numbers but the call obviously isn't so can't really block or reject list them.
Last week or so i've been getting 1-2 calls every day from random unknown numbers. Dont pick them up, so not sure what they want and they leave no voicemails. Not a lot, but i'm used to 1-2 calls a month, so it is noticeable.
download the Mr Number app and block them all as spam. Mr Number will block that number or ID it as spam in the future. i uually get calls about my car's warranty being in jeopardy. yeah my car is a 1992 convertible. that warranty is in jeopardy fur shur
I've started getting a lot of texts, which is new. I've averaged 2 calls a day for over a year now, to the point I've long since given up answering my phone unless I know the number, but now I'd getting 1-2 texts every day - refinance school loans (I have none), deals on cruises and other random shit. Some of them have the "text STOP and we'll stop messaging you" but that only feels like a way to encourage them to spam me more.
I've had that shit. "Law" offices calling me about this URGENT (but they never say what) matter and I need to call them back.
It ain't fucking urgent unless there's a deputy at my door.
You basically have to ignore every call you get these days. I've got to yell at my parents to remind them of that every so often. Fuckin mom will call me talking about some call she got that's an obvious scam.
I used to be polite. Now if I hear a voice i don't recognize I just hang up on them.
I'm not sure if it is on all Android phones or only specific to Nexus phones, but I have a setting that lets me disable spam calls completely. Literally the only way I know they even called is if I go look in my recent calls list. It never rings or lights up or vibrates, it doesn't even give a notification that they left a voicemail, even if they did. It has made life so much better. I used to get woken up on weekends or naps all the fucking time, so I would turn my phone to completely silent if I was asleep. Now I don't have to, and if it rings it is usually someone I actually want to talk to.
Occasionally numbers get through still, but it seems that they are pretty quickly auto-added to the spam list and I never see the same number again. I could be wrong about that, and they just never use the same number, but either way, that feature is the best thing since flush toilets.
Iphone user here.
Goto settings>do not disturb. Set to manual. Allow calls from: All contacts.
Then just leave phone in DND mode 24/7. This will let those in your contacts still call you anytime, but insta voicemail those who aren't. Oh and you can clear out your thousands of blocked contacts since its full of spoofed bullshit anyhow.