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Chinese language robocalls scammer calls to PN mobile

DollyChen2019
Newbie
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎11-06-2019

Re: Chinese language robocalls scammer calls to PN mobile

I have been receiving these calls 3 times a day for a few weeks now. I used to be with PlusNet until very recently I have changed my provider to Tesco so I m unsure which provider leaked my number!

DollyChen2019
Newbie
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎11-06-2019

Re: Chinese language robocalls scammer calls to PN mobile

I am Chinese so can understand what the auto call is saying, I normally don't answer from numbers I don't have, so it always went to my voice mail. It is normally saying to check your parcel delivery please press 9. I m so tempted to answer the phone and tell them to stop calling me. There was a few that was saying there is a letter from the Chinese embassy, the recording quality is so bad its very difficult to know what they are saying even for me. 

teknobod
Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: a week ago

Re: Chinese language robocalls scammer calls to PN mobile

Having had the same mobile number for over 20 years, I have only started receiving these Chinese robocalls since moving to PlusNet mobile (coincidence - I don't think so as I was previously with EE, ie the same mobile network!). Equally the other 3 SIMs I have with PlusNet also receive these calls on a regular basis.

I don't know whether PlusNet have suffered a security breach exposing mobile numbers, but it would appear that my number of 20+ years is now likely to be plagued by these calls irrespective of which provider I now move to unless I relinquish my number.

The calls all seem to originate from London (0207).

nonplusme
Dabbler
Posts: 22
Thanks: 6
Registered: ‎11-10-2018

Re: Chinese language robocalls scammer calls to PN mobile


@teknobod wrote:

 

I have only started receiving these Chinese robocalls since moving to PlusNet mobile (coincidence - I don't think so

I suspect more to to with plusnet not blocking these calls with spoofed caller ID.

Getting to be a daily occurrence again. 3 calls between 2 accounts this morning. Time to complain to ofcom again I think.

 

Camaj
Dabbler
Posts: 16
Fixes: 1
Registered: ‎11-07-2019

Re: Chinese language robocalls scammer calls to PN mobile

I'm also having the same issue having started using PN in the last month or so. I never give my PN number out and it's only my PN number that's getting these calls.

 

My phone has a block and report as spam feature, does anyone know if PN do anything with that information? If enough people report it as spam then maybe they can block these numbers globally and make it uneconomical for these people

Miriam
Dabbler
Posts: 10
Registered: ‎22-10-2018

Re: Chinese language robocalls scammer calls to PN mobile

Unfortunately, after a long gap, I too have started receiving these annoying calls on my mobile - previously it was on my landline, now it's the mobile.  Several all using 020, these folk are smart as its a different number all the time, and previously it was a mobile number they used always starting 07.  Fed up here, can't have this again.