Collins2
Level 1: Cadet

Scam numbers updating thier numbers through providers by a digit

My question is should providers be held accountable for providing a platform for scammers to access customers and when blocked having the foundation as provided by the service provider to change thier via digit or two to continue tge scam. For example - 02 7251 5956, 02 7251 5960, 02 7251 5958, 02 7251 5971, 02 7251 5962, 02 7251 5955, 02 7251.

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SteveW_52
Level 22: Superhuman
Level 22: Superhuman

Re: Scam numbers updating thier numbers through providers by a digit

It is hard to blame the providers, when the scammers are just making up the phone/mobile numbers that they use..  the blame lies with the scammers but they are almost untouchable - being overseas in most cases.

 

The only time it is worth doing something about scam calls is when there are repeated calls/messages from a single number and even then it is dubious if blocking and reporting the number is an effective solution.

Stevo 52
Too many devices, probably an addict 🙂 also a tinkerer and developer of stuff..
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Jupiter
Level 25: The Singularity
Level 25: The Singularity

Re: Scam numbers updating thier numbers through providers by a digit

The caller id that you see is being spoofed (which is quite easy to do, and legal in some cases). The calls and messages aren't actually coming form those numbers.

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