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Refusing unwanted call

Submitted by DGEC4 20-03-2021 | 1 Comment

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How can I refuse an individual incoming call while it’s still ringing, in the same way that I can with a mobile? I have a Panasonic corded phone, but assume any method would apply to most other brands. I do use Last Call Blocking, but by then automatically generated nuisance/scam calls have detected an answer, so validated the number’s existence.

 

Without using Call Safe, which can be a nuisance for genuine callers, I was hoping to find a way of refusing calls that show on the screen as being dubious. As I understand it, answering a call or even allowing it to go to TT voicemail or my own answerphone proves the existence of the number, so attracting more nuisance/scam calls. A problem with Last Call Barring is that the scammers simply use another spoofed number every time.

 

It amazes me that the phone companies haven’t come up with technology that prevents the spoofing of numbers. I realise it would have to be applied internationally to be fully effective, so would probably need the International Telecommunication Union to instigate such action globally. The same problem obviously happens all over the world, doesn’t it?

 

 

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Refusing unwanted call

How can I refuse an individual incoming call while it’s still ringing, in the same way that I can with a mobile? I have a Panasonic corded phone, but assume any method would apply to most other brands. I do use Last Call Blocking, but by then automatically generated nuisance/scam calls have detected an answer, so validated the number’s existence.

 

Without using Call Safe, which can be a nuisance for genuine callers, I was hoping to find a way of refusing calls that show on the screen as being dubious. As I understand it, answering a call or even allowing it to go to TT voicemail or my own answerphone proves the existence of the number, so attracting more nuisance/scam calls. A problem with Last Call Barring is that the scammers simply use another spoofed number every time.

 

It amazes me that the phone companies haven’t come up with technology that prevents the spoofing of numbers. I realise it would have to be applied internationally to be fully effective, so would probably need the International Telecommunication Union to instigate such action globally. The same problem obviously happens all over the world, doesn’t it?

 

 

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hosay299
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@DGEC4 for help post in help side in home phone in ur own topic and staff will help next week sometime 

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