Scammers, Con-artists, Etc.

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  1. Martin Alonzo

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    When I get an e-mail which is asking me to up date my information. I put that in the phishing it means that they are trying to give them information so they can use it probably not for your benefit. If you check your junk tab and drop it down you will see phishing that reports that link as fraud.
     
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  2. John Brunner

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    That phishing area in your junk tab depends on your email provider. For example, Yahoo email has an address (phishing@cc.yahoo-inc.com) you forward phishing emails to. I'm sure every email provider has their own method to report this stuff. I'm not sure it does any good...
     
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  3. John Brunner

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    Verizon only allows you to block 3 or so phone numbers for free. Then you gotta pay for it. My problem with blocking those not on my contacts list is when doctors' offices call. They use a different number than the main one, and if you don't reach a human on your callback, and they return your call on a rotating trunk line, there's no way to connect.
     
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  4. Yvonne Smith

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    Robin switched us all over to a T-Mobile plan for veterans, and they allow blocking of any numbers, but our iPhone also has an option to send any non-contact calls straight to voicemail. I mostly just get calls from family, or spam calls, and this filters them out really well.
    Maybe your phone has an option like that, too ? It is not specifically blocking a certain phone number, just not having your phone alert you for a call unless it is in your contacts. I just add any numbers that I need to get calls from into my contacts, and that works great for me.
    It is easy to turn that function on and off, so if I am expecting a call from someone who is not in my contacts, I just turn off that feature temporarily.
     
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  5. John Brunner

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    Years ago I started out on T-Mobile but they lacked the coverage I needed. Then the company I was with got us discounts with Verizon. I'm really married to them here, as they are my internet provider (and they are still the only coverage game in town.)

    I just looked at my phone. I don't seen an option to only allow through calls from Contacts. I'll swing by my local Verizon store and get Krystal to help me with it. She's been doing this stuff for years and is real helpful. I feel silly that for all the technology I was on the leading edge of in my career, I feel like the cliché old person with the VCR perpetually blinking "0:00" as far as cell phones are concerned.
     
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