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twonky
31 Aug 19 10:50
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How do I stop them? All coming from Botswana and all different numbers. Started last night, about 4 per hour and must have had 20 already today. Over checked for viruses on mobile, but none detected. 

Tia for any help
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Report VardonVoo. August 31, 2019 12:06 PM BST
I hate unfamiliar numbers - all mine get checked on "whocallsme", etc then blocked if need be.

Maybe you can do a geo-block or ask your phone provider to.

Sadly a lot of spoofed numbers will still get through. I find it incredible that our
"sophisticated" phone networks somehow lend themselves to being spoofed so that the number
and location displayed is different to what and wear it actually is for that caller.
Report paulypaul August 31, 2019 4:06 PM BST
Just block them..
Report trilby22 August 31, 2019 4:18 PM BST
I heard something on the radio last night (BBC World Service?  Can't mind) about SIM card hacking starting to become a problem.  Maybe this helps point you in the right direction?

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/vbqax3/hackers-sim-swapping-steal-phone-numbers-instagram-bitcoin
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Report trilby22 August 31, 2019 4:19 PM BST
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/wjg3zw/how-to-protect-your-sim-card-and-phone-number
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Report detraveller August 31, 2019 4:22 PM BST
Maybe just pick up the call and see what they want? Maybe it will also give you a hint as to who gave your number away.
Report Knight Commander August 31, 2019 4:23 PM BST
Just keep them talking as long as possible to waste their time and money Wink
Report Knight Commander August 31, 2019 4:24 PM BST
Definitely answer any calls from Nigeria Wink
Report impossible123 August 31, 2019 6:56 PM BST
I'd one from this number (02032393690) just the other day. The caller said he was not selling, but from a marketing company, and I'd been "chosen" to be on page 1 of Google Business. He asked why my business was not on Google Business; the conversation soon headed that way. After briefly explaining why I'd chosen not to I terminated the call abruptly; the caller had a strong Asian accent and calling from London.

Absolute nuisance and disrespectful - what a pathetic profession!
Report mymumsfinethankyou August 31, 2019 7:47 PM BST
its glesga mate,, he wants a loan,,
Report lybertyne August 31, 2019 8:32 PM BST
Radio.  Switched off.  Volume up to 11.  Scammer on phone.  Phone next to radio speaker.  Radio turned on.  Scammer unhappy.
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