Cell phone getting hit with nonsense

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  1. John Lee

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    Lately, have been getting hit with daily calls from these automated numbers that I block. But, they still go to voicemail and "leave a message": It is just the start of the automated message "If you'd like to stop the system from ever calling you again, Press 2 now." It is pretty easy to just delete these messages, and since I block these numbers, my phone doesn't even ring when they call. But... Is there any way for me to get off their lists? I swear, it is been like twice a day for like a couple weeks. Do they eventually just stop calling?
     
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  3. DizneeTeachR

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    I know... tis the season I think. Are you on the do not call list. Not that stops all calls but may help.
     
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    Frustrating. I'm on the do not call list and it doesn't seem to help.
     
  5. DizneeTeachR

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    I am too and I double check it when I start getting calls. I can't remember how long list "works" for. But I also wonder how many more calls I would get if not on the list.
     
  6. TeacherNY

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    I've been getting a ton of calls too but thankfully they aren't leaving messages so I can just ignore them.
     
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  7. SpecialPreskoo

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    We can reduce your student loan!!! ***I don't have one***

    You've be pre-qualified!!! ***I don't want it***

    Let us reduce your credit card debt!!!! ***I don't have any cards***

    The list goes on. I've got some blocked. Some still make it through. Some leave messages. Some don't. They are all recordings. Such a pain. Sometimes IDK if it is a call I really need to take or just need to ignore.
     
  8. lamariposa

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    omg yes! I've been getting them too. I just ignore. My husband told me if you press 2 then they know they've hit a live number and it will make it worst.
     
  9. DizneeTeachR

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    Special... I feel if they want me to call back most leave a message. I have gotten a lot of weird ones too like surveys.
     
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  10. txmomteacher2

    txmomteacher2 Connoisseur

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    I have been getting tests. At the bottom it says to report as junk. I have everyone of them. But I still keep getting them from the same numbers. It is driving me crazy because they text at all hours of the day and night.
     
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    If the texts are asking you to text them back to report it as junk, they are just doing that to confirm the phone is active and used - they are probably batch texting 1000 numbers at once, if they get 100 people who reply saying to unsubscribe/it is junk don't send it again - they have 100 people they can text spam to that they know will see it.
     
  12. John Lee

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    Is there a maximum number of phone numbers you can block on your iPhone, does anyone know?
     

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