Blocking calls from a specific number is very simple, but not everyone knows how to do it, and if calls are constantly coming from the same person using different phones, hell be served.
This type of harassment is very common, mainly on landlines for older people, with calls that pose as technical services, such as Microsoft’s technical department, and that respond like this when we ask that they not call us again:
Give me £ 1,000 and I will.
This is reported by the BBC, where they have published an article on Phone scammers, stalkers who use the phone to scam, annoy and directly to ask for money in exchange for peace of mind.
There are other techniques, such as deceiving into thinking that they are from the government or from some court case:
A woman received a mobile phone call telling her that there was an ongoing court case against her for an unpaid tax bill. The judge and jury were on the line, the scammer told her, but if she immediately transferred the 999 payment, the case would go better for her.
Many people panic and end up paying.
There are people who call impersonating the National Crime Agency, but most are spam calls that do not stop, with cases such as:
– people who sell home appliance insurance, who offer coverage for fridges, freezers and washing machines – phishing callers who claim to be from the NHS, BT, Amazon or utility companies – household repairs such as furnace services and sewer system
People are believed to receive an average of seven nuisance or fraudulent calls per month.
To solve the problem, it is necessary to educate the population, make them understand the subject so as not to fall into the trap, and teach them systems to block calls from both landlines and mobile phones.