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Phone Calls from Storyland

ReedRichards
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Phone Calls from Storyland

Every few days I get a phone call from an 01632 area code.  This, apparently, is a dialling code not used in real life but reserved for works of  drama or fiction.  I have not yet picked-up but it's obviously a call I would not wish to answer, since somebody has gone to the trouble of spoofing the dialling code.  Is there anything Plusnet can do to block such calls?   
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adamwalker
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Re: Phone Calls from Storyland

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Is there anything Plusnet can do to block such calls? 

There isn't I'm afraid. Do sign up to TPS though if you haven't already: http://www.tpsonline.org.uk/tps/index.html
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Re: Phone Calls from Storyland

I doubt TPS can do anything about spoofed numbers* - 99% chance these originate from outside UK, even if they were UK calls how can you report something based on a false number?
A call blocker would be the best answer for anyone suffering calls from this 'area code', I'm adding it to mine.
*That's not to say it isn't a good idea to register with TPS anyway.
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ReedRichards
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Re: Phone Calls from Storyland

I am already registered with the Telephone Preference Service.  But I doubt that they have jurisdiction over Storyland.

Could Plusnet not adjust their Anonymous Call Reject calling feature to block non-existent dialling codes? 

 

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Quote: There isn't I'm afraid. Do sign up to TPS though if you haven't already: http://www.tpsonline.org.uk/tps/index.html

 



 Unfortunately as per my colleagues initial reply, there isn't anything we can do.