Like most people I'm now getting nuisance calls from India telling me I've got PPI money coming, wanting to fix a problem on my computer or asking if I've been in an accident.
They seem to route their calls via a number in the UK, I have had 0161, 01228, 0151 numbers showing as incoming calls so it's had to tell if they are genuine callers of this bogus Indian ones.
Now I've tried, being polite. tried wasting their time, tried being witty, tried being nasty even tried not answering!
Nothing stops them and I'm getting 2 or more a day.
Does anyone know how to stop these?
Or if anyone knows someonwho is helping them route their calls in UK ?
Yes we all at sometime or another get these nuisance calls. You can block the number but they change the numbers on a regular basis so it will always continue, I personally believe the regulatory government body OFCOM need to get proactive in this area of abuse also the scam sign up subscription parasites that take a weekly payment without your express permission to do so.
I live in a local authority pensioner complex and we are surrounded by trading standards warning signs depicting the message "NO COLD CALLING ZONE. IT IS AN OFFENCE TO COLD CALL IN THIS COMMUNITY".
And you would be amazed the amount of door sales personnel who blatantly ignore it, some working for national utility companies who genuinely believe the sign does not refer to them. Absolutely true.
What I do now is check my screen and if the caller isn't in my contacts list I just hit "end call". if they need to contact me they will leave a voicemail message or text me. Doing this seems reduce them to a small amount.
If they're all from the same number, do a web search on the number.
If its a known nuisance caller you'll usually find lots of matches saying who it is, or at least what kind of caller it is. Then set up a phonebook entry with it named as NUISANCE so you know not to check it in future.
If it's a legitimate business, you'll probably get a match too, though you might have to try several variants of the number. Many companies don't use the official ofcom format (eg 020-xxxx xxxx for London numbers) so you might also have to try combinations like 0207-xxx xxxx.