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MHH8
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I am getting calls at all hours from 250-999-5192 when I pick up no one is on the line and no message is left in voice mail. I just discovered the block spam feature but also that 900 numbers cannot be blocked. Can someone please tell me who are these 900 numbers?

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This is not a 900 number, it is a 250 number. The 999 is...

rstra
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This is not a 900 number, it is a 250 number. The 999 is an exchange in Victoria but the number is likely spoofed. There is no reason why you shouldn’t be able to block this number 

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This is not a 900 number, it is a 250 number. The 999 is...

rstra
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This is not a 900 number, it is a 250 number. The 999 is an exchange in Victoria but the number is likely spoofed. There is no reason why you shouldn’t be able to block this number 

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Thank you for the reply, I will block it next time it cal...

MHH8
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Thank you for the reply, I will block it next time it calls, I now know what to do.

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- I will block it next time it calls. There is no need to...

mdk
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@MHH8 - I will block it next time it calls.

There is no need to wait, especially because spammer/scammers keep changing the spoofed Caller-ID information. Also, they probably are using an automated dialer, rather than a person, to call your number.  But, when you do answer, there is nobody available in their "call-centre" to pick-up the call -- all their people are busy, trying to scam other victims.  So, you just get "silence".

On your Shaw phone service, you can dial <star><six><zero> and follow the prompts, to enable the call-blocking service, and then to add that number to your "blocked" list.

Or, logon to My Shaw, and add the number to the same "blocked" list.

 

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If they don't leave a message, just ignore it.  Problem s...

cynical1too
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If they don't leave a message, just ignore it.  Problem solved

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Apologies for posting to such an old thread butt the 250-...

southokanagan
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Apologies for posting to such an old thread butt the 250-99 number is indeed in Victoria BC but nobody has mentioned yet anymore information than that I have a little more insight, it is a number that is going out to those free app services in this case it's called text now.

TextNow™ will give you a number and you can make free text messages and voice calls you can even set up free voicemail for your incoming calls on the 250-999 number.

This bag of numbers 250999 was allotted to the text now company I don't know how many they bought or how many they get in a bag of numbers but they have quite a few substantial number of these numbers with the that area code and prefix, I guess what the 999 part is called is the exchange, please correct me if I'm wrong, anyone.

 

So yeah I figured I'd mention that even though it's an old thread in hopes that it helps somebody in the future.

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-- I am getting calls at all hours from 250-999-5192 when...

mdk
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@MHH8 -- I am getting calls at all hours from 250-999-5192 when I pick up no one is on the line and no message is left in voice mail.

Yesterday, I picked-up a call from that number. After a few seconds of silence ("no one is on the line"?), it was an automated voice, "spamming" me.

When the message ended, I was asked to reply "yes" to a simple question.

When I said "OK", instead of "YES", what I assume was an automated voice-response system ended the call.

I then dialed <star><six><zero> and then added the ten-digit number to my "blocked" list.

   ... Melvin

 

 

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