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tobyker

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00253 scam
« on: December 04, 2012, 11:08:55 AM »

We are getting at least two calls every day from 00253(Djibouti!!?)8020308. Fortunately as we have number display we just don't answer them, but it is a pita. Google research indicates that this is a fake PC fault call, but is there a way of blocking these calls?
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Re: 00253 scam
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2012, 11:16:50 AM »

Unfortunately, by international agreements, BT are not allowed to block international calls.  That is why most nuisance calls originate from outside the UK to evade TPS laws.
A caller display is essential these days.  Most show up as INTERNATIONAL and NUMBER WITHELD.
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Re: 00253 scam
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2012, 11:44:25 AM »

Just answer the phone with "XXXX police, cyber crimes division, how can I help?"
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