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Why Can A Phone Number Ring Me After I Blocked It?

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Jack8991 | 15:19 Wed 27th Oct 2021 | Spam & Scams
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I was contacted yesterday by cryptocurrency scammers trying to get me to deposit £2,000 into a ‘trading account’ that they would control for me, ie, steal. The number that rang said United Kingdom (where I’m from) yet from their accents they were from Pakistan or a similar country. Anyway I declined their offer and blocked the number, yet today I have been rang three times by that same number even though it’s been blocked. Why is this and how can I stop it? Thanks

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Because there not really ringing from that number there just spoofing it??
Someone posted similar a while ago tho and it sometimes takes some company's a bit longer to actually block them
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Bobbin - I don’t know how these things work with spoofing and scams lol. They were trying to get me to deposit £2000 into their trading account and the guy was saying he could make me lots of money from it. I said I didn’t want to and we said bye and ended the call but they’ve been ringing again even though I’ve blocked it
How come you were on the phone long enough for them to try to scam you? If I receive a call like that, I cut them off without any conversation.
You've blocked a number that doesn't exist. The real number that they were ringing from has been masked by a fake UK number, and blocking that UK number won't get rid of scammers.
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Hopkirk- long story, basically there was an article published by the mirror talking about how holly willoughby (tv presenter) made profit from investing in Bitcoin. As the mirror is a legit newspaper I signed up to the Bitcoin system. When you do this you automatically get a call from what I later found to be scammers. At first I thought it was legit, but when I realised I was in a Pakistani call centre and they were trying to pressure me into giving £2000 (even though the article said £200 deposit) I knew it was fake so I declined their offer to which the guy started repeatedly asking me why, and I just ended the call
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Bookbinder- thanks, that explains it well
You might be interested in this video:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-51753362
Jack, you were scammed the moment you saw the Holly Willoughby article
https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/15020060/holly-willoughby-pics-fake-cryptocurrency-scam/
Well done for realising and not getting drawn in.
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Barry- why is the mirror allowing to publish these scams?
they use a system called voip, they can change there numbers to anything they like, and still ring you,
https://voipstudio.com/blog/combat-voip-spam/
Did you report it as spam when you blocked it?
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Tilly- no how do I do that on iPhone?
Jack, they make their money from advertising. Loads of 'celebs' have been used by scammers including Martin Lewis, Esther Rantzenand Richard Branson.
i have all foreign non uk numbers blocked on my landline and on my phone, if you relatives abroad, you can set them as safe numbers, rest blocked, i mean you know the numbers that phone you, doctors friends etc..rest can be blocked, i used to get at least one a day scam calls, all stopped, if someone you know cant get through if you blocked, you can unblock that number, ask them the number..if i dont recognise number i block it.
There are many instances of UK celebs backing various items, schemes or currencies and UK programmes they have featured on.

They are all fake.
I had do you want to be rich -
no thank you I am rich enough as it is

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