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Old 04-16-2021, 06:49 PM   #1
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Anyone getting this crap besides me? Just curious. Wish the phone companies would do something about them! Maybe the Federal Communications Department could fix the problem. It's getting bad on my phone.
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Old 04-16-2021, 07:00 PM   #2
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Not those but everything else under the sun. Now they just text and call


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Old 04-16-2021, 07:05 PM   #3
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Yep, got that one about 15 minutes ago.
I just delete them and move on.

I do wish I could push a button that would send a signal back to their computers and melt them.
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Old 04-16-2021, 07:07 PM   #4
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Yep, got that one about 15 minutes ago.
I just delete them and move on.

I do wish I could push a button that would send a signal back to their computers and melt them.
Absolutely!!! Area code is Los Angeles.
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Old 04-16-2021, 07:31 PM   #5
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I was getting them a few weeks or so back. Just responded with a random and off the wall image.

No idea if that worked but they seemed to stop pretty quick after I started doing that. Also gave me something to laugh at when scrolling back through messages.
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Old 04-16-2021, 07:35 PM   #6
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Been getting texts and calls both.
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Old 04-16-2021, 07:55 PM   #7
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I don’t care to get a lot of useless text anyway- this just makes it worse! A couple of times Apple asked me if I wanted to turn them in but I haven’t received anymore of those options .
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Old 04-17-2021, 07:46 AM   #8
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Got this yesterday. Scam


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Old 04-17-2021, 08:07 AM   #9
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The FCC wants them reported but is shy about an address to report to.
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Old 04-17-2021, 08:11 AM   #10
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A couple times a day plus multiple scam calls. I dont even answer my phone anymore unless it says its someone I know.
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Old 04-17-2021, 08:15 AM   #11
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Its a lawless society now. Open season on all sorts of criminal activity with Liberals running the show.
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Old 04-17-2021, 08:18 AM   #12
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Its a lawless society now. Open season on all sorts of criminal activity with Liberals running the show.
Yea you’re right, I never got a scam call or text when Trump was in office. Lol. Seriously though, download an app called RoboKiller. It will block spam calls and texts pretty well.
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Old 04-17-2021, 08:43 AM   #13
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Got a call yesterday telling me I illegally filed my taxes. Told me to press 1 to get it settled or the FBI would be coming after me.
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Old 04-17-2021, 09:23 AM   #14
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Yes I've gotten several. Never click on the link. I just delete and block the number.
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Old 04-17-2021, 09:42 AM   #15
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I was getting a few of those text and calls everyday,I started forwarding those to AT&T and they have stopped.
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Old 04-17-2021, 11:54 AM   #16
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Waste of brain cells for sure!!
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Old 04-18-2021, 02:13 PM   #17
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Anyone getting this crap besides me? Just curious. Wish the phone companies would do something about them! Maybe the Federal Communications Department could fix the problem. It's getting bad on my phone.
Yes sir. I get that same one 3x a week.

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Old 04-18-2021, 03:00 PM   #18
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Forward them to 7726 . Will he them blocked
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Old 04-18-2021, 04:43 PM   #19
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My phone is getting better at spotting Telemarketers and warning me..........
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Old 04-18-2021, 04:55 PM   #20
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Block them all is what I do. Not sure it helps but can’t hurt
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Old 04-18-2021, 06:11 PM   #21
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Y’all ever been contacted about an extended warranty on a car?
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Old 04-18-2021, 06:33 PM   #22
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Y’all ever been contacted about an extended warranty on a car?
Never. I could sure use one tho. Please let me know if you have any leads
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Old 04-18-2021, 08:00 PM   #23
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Got this one today myself.
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Old 04-18-2021, 08:17 PM   #24
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Yeah, the FCC can fix it. Right.
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Old 04-18-2021, 09:01 PM   #25
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I don’t get them very often. I just delete them & drive on.


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Old 04-19-2021, 10:17 AM   #26
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Got this one today myself.
Me too
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Old 04-19-2021, 10:24 AM   #27
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Got this yesterday. Scam


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I get this at least once a week.
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Old 04-19-2021, 10:43 AM   #28
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I keep getting this one.
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Old 04-19-2021, 10:47 AM   #29
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I've won at least four PS5 gaming consoles.
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Old 04-19-2021, 10:52 AM   #30
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they seem to hit phones that are pinging off of cell towers in major population centers. i rarely get a call or text unless i drive through San Antonio, Austin, or Houston. then ill get then for a couple weeks after.
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Old 04-19-2021, 11:05 AM   #31
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My Instagram account gets hacked daily it seems and I don't even have an Instagram account to hack.
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Old 04-19-2021, 07:35 PM   #32
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I get this one almost every time I order something from Amazon .
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Old 04-19-2021, 07:58 PM   #33
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I get this one almost every time I order something from Amazon .
This too. Funny thing is Amazon prime is in my wifes name but has my name on the shipping label. Might be getting info from UPS. Who knows how they get my phone number.
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