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Scam from Ghana, how do I stop them?

post #1 of 66
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I have been consistently been getting calls from a +233 number from a man from Ghana who says that I have missed called him, what kind of scam is this? I have told him multiple times, I HAVE NOT CALLED YOU, but to no avail he still calls asking for where I live and such... Do they want me to call them back or something? what exactly is the scam? how do I block their number?
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post #2 of 66
call your phone provider and have them block the number.
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post #3 of 66
Call your phone provider and ask them to block the number the calls are coming from. Like frankie said.
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post #4 of 66
Tell him you did call him, find out what he is all about, look up an address in Ghana to give him, preferably a police shanty, or whatever they have....
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post #5 of 66
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I asked my provider and they said they are unable to block the number, they informed me that I either needed to block it on my phone(I can't do that on my phone) or I need to upgrade to be able to block the number.
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post #6 of 66
say that they are harassing you and you will call the cops and make them go to jail.
post #7 of 66
Try find out how he got your number, then follow on from there.
post #8 of 66
If you want it to stop, tell them that if you call them again you will call the police. If they do it again, call the police. If you ask to be left alone and they do not comply, it is a violation of your rights and possibly the law.
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post #9 of 66
When he calls, ask him where he lives. Go there, kill him.
post #10 of 66
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What I am wondering is my provider allowed to deny me the option to block a number? or is it a ploy to get me to spend more money?
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