Phone calls of the wrong sort!

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Trishia
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Phone calls of the wrong sort!

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Does anyone else get phone calls where it is impossible to understand what they are saying???
I ask WHO are they calling for, and they answer, BUT I again cannot understand the woman. It's some sort of an Asian accent I think.
Finally, I hung up! It is a worry, when you don't know who the person is.
I have had several of these lately, and am starting to think it may be a hacker.

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I unplugged the landline and now I only get calls from people I want to speak to. :icon_biggrin:

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Yes, I get calls like that. I block them.

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Just hang up: DO NOT PRESS ANY BUTTONS IF ASKED! :flaming_mad

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I have started getting calls and the screen tells me it is "potential fraud". I don't know if this is a new thing from Telstra.
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I get that, too, Slapsy, and it's right.

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Seems carriers are rolling out this service..
https://appletoolbox.com/seeing-spam-or ... caller-id/
Advice there is
But you can easily avoid any mistakes with identified spam calls. If you receive any call that says “spam risk,” “fraud risk,” “possible scam” or other variations on the caller ID tag, we highly recommend letting it go to voicemail.

Legitimate callers with a valid and important reason to contact you will usually leave a voicemail. So check your voicemails to see if they did. (Some scammers will leave voicemails, but we’ll get to that in a bit.)
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