Spam numbers to block

Fusion Voice service, features and help.
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by digitalbitstream » Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:41 pm
virtualmike wrote:
Unfortunately, the protocol that's used to transmit caller ID doesn't have a provision for transmitting the caller's location.


True. But the connection point into Level 3 or Sonic is known, and could be passed on.

That said I think blocking specific numbers is useless or harmful. Spammers change numbers all the time, and spoof legitimate businesses.
by sonicsf » Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:28 am
Please block 35-647-8929. I do not know where this number comes from, or if it's even legitimate. Thank you.
by virtualmike » Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:20 pm
digitalbitstream wrote:
True. But the connection point into Level 3 or Sonic is known, and could be passed on.

If the call is injected at one of those points, then yes, Sonic or L3 could determine the originating IP address. If the call is injected into the PSTN upstream, then neither would know the origination.

Even if Sonic did have the origination IP, that doesn't guarantee that an incoming call with an area code that's not geographically consistent is necessarily spoofed. For example, a Sonic member using the Sonic Mobile Communicator app could be calling legitimately from the East Coast, using a number based in CA.

In addition, even if Sonic could determine the caller's true location, the protocol used to send the caller's information to the called phone doesn't support anything other than sending the caller's number and name.
by deansf » Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:45 am
415-825-8611
Recorded message in Chinese.
by danzinglist » Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:28 pm
4 scam Voice Messages sent in last 2 days to a family member with Sonic FTTN, from the AppleCare scam # mentioned above.

Voice message ID'd as originating from APPLECARE (8002752273). (Recipient does not own any Apple devices.)

Please report this number to NOMOROBO and try to block this number.

Content of voice message:

"Do not perform any online activities. Press 1 to connect with Apple Support. Thank you."
by sfsonic » Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:36 am
Please block 510 986-2268. Two different names in Oakland (whom I don't know) claim to have this number. Very suspicious.
by evesolomon602 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:21 pm
Need spam call stopped from 415 929 2080
by evesolomon602 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:26 pm
please block 415 929 1938
by bobfff » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:58 am
Probably a hopeless request, but 510-824-4295 is SPAM (offer for a "free" medic alert device).

Bob
by ankh » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:46 pm
We some time ago used a little gadget that picked up the line on the first ring and emitted a machine beep that made robocalls disconnect, but was barely noticeable by a human caller who heard the phone keep ringing (as we also heard it keep ringing). Is Sonic doing anything like that to cue robocalls to disconnect?

Wish I knew if the gadget would work on a Sonic number.
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