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By heilan'lassie
#1117422
Today has been really bad with scam calls from " Microsoft " to my Spanish landline.

In the UK, I can block these numbers, but I don't think there is any way to block them from here. Is there?

I have had two calls from a number: 587965214 and another from 003282674676.

I am now not answering my landline, and hope that "Microsoft" get pleasure from speaking to my answering machine.
#1117450
There is an equivalent to the UK Telephone Preference Service which is called Listarobinson. https://www.listarobinson.es/
You can sign up, at no cost, and they will send you an email asking what numbers or group of numbers you want blocked. It will block landlines, mobiles, texts and SMS.

You need to provide your NIE number and you must also have a second surname or it won't let you continue. I put my wife's maiden name in that slot and it worked.
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By libragirl*
#1117669
Unfortunate these Microsoft scam numbers are all different.
I have been plagued with them for years and even though I can see the number calling they are always different ( and with different country code). Drives me mad 😡I have had as many as 5 in one day!
By jimny1
#1117679
It depends where you are "advertising " your phone number , its a minefield
Internet and phone providers are renowned for selling customers phone numbers and if you enter a competition , online , instore or telephone, you can almost be certain your phone number will go to some unscrupulous company
I saw a uk watchdog program a few weeks ago showing how easily scammers can not only get your phone number but bank, passport, driving licence and many other details
If you use paypal they are one of the most profitablewhere scammers pay more to have information taken or sold from their database , but companies like booking.com, even credit card companies are also valued by them
There is a list of prices for information taken and sold from various companies the scammers pay
The more information they get the easier it is for them to use your details
These phone calls are geared to try to get some last bits of information, passwords etc to complete your profile so they can use your accounts or even clone your card , its frightening how open we all are to technology fraud
#1117735
jimny1 wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:52 pm
It depends where you are "advertising " your phone number , its a minefield
Internet and phone providers are renowned for selling customers phone numbers and if you enter a competition , online , instore or telephone, you can almost be certain your phone number will go to some unscrupulous company
I saw a uk watchdog program a few weeks ago showing how easily scammers can not only get your phone number but bank, passport, driving licence and many other details
If you use paypal they are one of the most profitablewhere scammers pay more to have information taken or sold from their database , but companies like booking.com, even credit card companies are also valued by them
There is a list of prices for information taken and sold from various companies the scammers pay
The more information they get the easier it is for them to use your details
These phone calls are geared to try to get some last bits of information, passwords etc to complete your profile so they can use your accounts or even clone your card , its frightening how open we all are to technology fraud
I am not aware of "advertising" my Spanish landline number anywhere.
I can only presume that the company who supplies my telephone service are selling my details.
Another three calls were received today.
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