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    • Bojjob77
    • By Bojjob77 17th May 18, 5:37 PM
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    Loan Company repeated calls... Help!
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    • 17th May 18, 5:37 PM
    Loan Company repeated calls... Help! 17th May 18 at 5:37 PM
    For about a year now Iíve been receiving texts and calls for another person who has apparently applied for Loans trough several brokers but used my phone number. It wasnít too annoying at first but now itís ridiculous. The last few weeks Iíve had about 5 calls and 10 texts a day from various loan companies about different things. Every time I tell them itís the wrong number and ask them to remove me from their lists but it just happens again and again and again, quite often from the same companies...
    Is there any way I can completely block all these?
    Apologies if this is the wrong thread, Iím just getting rather desperate to sort it...

    Ps if anyone knows a Lisa Adams or Simon Adams in Coventry, tell them to learn their own phone number! Cheers!
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    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 17th May 18, 6:13 PM
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    • #2
    • 17th May 18, 6:13 PM
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    • 17th May 18, 6:13 PM
    What phone are they ringing you on ? Mobile or landline

    Write to them asking to stop calling you.

    You tried your phone provider ?
    • Bojjob77
    • By Bojjob77 17th May 18, 8:24 PM
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    • #3
    • 17th May 18, 8:24 PM
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    • 17th May 18, 8:24 PM
    Mobile
    I donít have any addresses and there are about 15 different companies!
    Iíve had a look at trying to block the numbers but some of the texts come through without a number, just automatically have a name at the top as if theyíre in contacts already
    • dawyldthing
    • By dawyldthing 18th May 18, 11:28 PM
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    • 18th May 18, 11:28 PM
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    • 18th May 18, 11:28 PM
    If the phone calls come through answer and leave it on the side - they soon get the message
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    • venison
    • By venison 18th May 18, 11:34 PM
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    • 18th May 18, 11:34 PM
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    • 18th May 18, 11:34 PM
    Change your number? A pain I know but would stop them.
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    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 19th May 18, 8:29 AM
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    • 19th May 18, 8:29 AM
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    • 19th May 18, 8:29 AM
    Mobile
    I don!!!8217;t have any addresses and there are about 15 different companies!
    I!!!8217;ve had a look at trying to block the numbers but some of the texts come through without a number, just automatically have a name at the top as if they!!!8217;re in contacts already
    Originally posted by Bojjob77
    So a mobile then, you can block the number on the mobile.

    On Android you can.

    Maybe block text messages too.
    Last edited by DCFC79; 19-05-2018 at 1:38 PM.
    • molerat
    • By molerat 19th May 18, 9:51 AM
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    • 19th May 18, 9:51 AM
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    • 19th May 18, 9:51 AM
    Tell them to !!!! off, makes you feel better at least
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    • robber2
    • By robber2 19th May 18, 10:10 AM
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    • 19th May 18, 10:10 AM
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    • 19th May 18, 10:10 AM
    So a mobile then, you can block the number on the mobile.

    On Android you can.
    Originally posted by DCFC79
    And on an Iphone


    Rob
    • MothballsWallet
    • By MothballsWallet 19th May 18, 10:53 AM
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    • 19th May 18, 10:53 AM
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    • 19th May 18, 10:53 AM
    What phone are they ringing you on ? Mobile or landline

    Write to them asking to stop calling you.

    You tried your phone provider ?
    Originally posted by DCFC79
    I second DCFC79's advice - if you know the name(s) of the company(ies) calling, Google their head office addresses and send them a posted letter (don't do it signed for, just get a certificate of posting) telling them that they are repeatedly calling for these people to your number, you are not those people and to stop calling you.

    I'd also put a line in asking them to send you a copy of their complaints procedure with their response and that you will go to the ICO if they persist calling after a date that's 30 calendar days from the date of your letter.
    Always ask yourself one question: What would Gibbs do?

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    • robatwork
    • By robatwork 19th May 18, 11:17 AM
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    http://www.tpsonline.org.uk/tps/number_type.html

    for a start
    • robber2
    • By robber2 19th May 18, 1:16 PM
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    TPS is a nice idea in theory but pointless and powerless in reality IMHO. Registering with them made no difference to the volume of calls I used to get.
    • Silvertabby
    • By Silvertabby 19th May 18, 1:36 PM
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    We had this problem a while ago.

    I finally lost it, and demanded that they remove our telephone number from their records. I was told they couldn't do that, as our number was the only contact number they held for Mr Bloggs......

    Must have done some good, though, as the calls ended after that.
    Last edited by Silvertabby; 19-05-2018 at 1:45 PM.
    • sourcrates
    • By sourcrates 19th May 18, 1:44 PM
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    If you are on a contract, tell your provider you are receiving unwanted calls, and they will change your number for free.

    If you are on PAYG just get a new sim card.

    Simple.

    Numbers get recycled, this happens sometimes.
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    • Bojjob77
    • By Bojjob77 19th May 18, 5:36 PM
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    Thankyou for all the ideas, I!!!8217;ve gone through and blocked every number I can find on my phone and each time I get a new call blocking those too. The texts are still coming through though and I!!!8217;m yet to figure out how to block them on an iPhone when the sender isn!!!8217;t a number but a name.
    I!!!8217;ve had the same mobile number for over a decade now I don!!!8217;t want to change it and have to remember a new one haha
    • venison
    • By venison 19th May 18, 11:01 PM
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    TPS is a nice idea in theory but pointless and powerless in reality IMHO. Registering with them made no difference to the volume of calls I used to get.
    Originally posted by robber2
    Five years after registering with TPS we have had less than half a dozen calls. Prior to that we could get that many in a week.
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    • robatwork
    • By robatwork 20th May 18, 8:46 AM
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    Five years after registering with TPS we have had less than half a dozen calls. Prior to that we could get that many in a week.
    Originally posted by venison
    Quite.

    It won't stop one call from a boiler room operation in India.

    But it will stop the just-about-lawful companies operating in the UK.

    As it costs nothing and takes 5 minutes the OP has nothing to lose - and it is preferable to losing his phone number.
    • Bedsit Bob
    • By Bedsit Bob 20th May 18, 9:53 AM
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    you can block the number on the mobile.
    Originally posted by DCFC79
    Only if there actually is a number sent.

    If the number is withheld, you can't block it.
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