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Anyone else finding they are getting far more nuisance phone calls lately, especially from the Toronto 416 area code?

yesterday we had 5 calls,  with the first one coming at 6:55 am!

Today’s first just came at 8:05.

Fortunately for us, we have call display and call answer, so we just ignore any calls from numbers we don’t recognize, and let them leave a message if its someone who wants us personally.  The frequency of these calls seems to have increased dramatically in the past 2 months.
 And dropping our landline isn’t a solution, as it is needed for our alarm system, and we get a lot of nuisance calls on our cell phones also...I had 6 cell calls in one day a few weeks ago, every number different, so blocking doesn’t solve the problem!

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Exactly Gene  !!  We also have call display and 9 out of 10 calls are scammers or advertisers . ...pain in the ASS ! We have reached the point where we ignore most calls ....if someone wants to talk to us , leave a message . It's too bad there are so many scammers making a living by calling people and threatening them with going to jail if they don't pay their taxes owed . ...sad that with all the newest technology we can't nail these scum bags and toss THEM in jail ! There were some advantages from the days of the "dial" phones ... 

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We just now got 2 calls withing 5 minutes from an Ohio phone number . ...  Isn't  new technology great  ?  

 

We can now easily steal a brand new Jeep Wrangler  by using your thumb on a key pad ......(beware Wrangler owners) !

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Some have said to pick up the phone and give them a blast from an air horn ......but you would probably be sued for ear damage .... or just say , "one moment please"  ...turn on some music (rap) and see how long it takes for them to hang up  .  If you want to play with them , lots of things you can do to "entertain" them ....   

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There are numerous ways the scammers get around the system. The favourite today,....  There are now third party companies that rent out phone numbers and exchanges , no questions asked. The scammers from overseas now rent these numbers in Toronto and Ottawa exchanges, with no risk of prosecution.  I've tracked back a few of these calls  to their third party exchanges.

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Today's technology seems to favour those people who make their living by scamming others .  It looks like it will only get worse . What's the alternative ....shut our phones off ? 

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