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what can i do with the spam mails and calls?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by txholdem, May 19, 2016.

  1. txholdem

    txholdem Elite Member

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    i have been getting almost 10 spam calls a day for over 1 year since i used my phone number in local citation, e.g. yelp. i called the numbers a few times, and they are basically bots calling for harassment purposes. those numbers change all the time. (i think some people revenge because i did not take their offer in the beginning.) is there a way to hit back? i would think that cost them money too, but for 1+ years?

    the spam mails take up my disk space. i have to use filezilla to remove the mail>trash>current folders every other month. otherwise, my HD would be full. is there an easier way?
     
  2. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Ask them for their client lists and sell the leads to a more reputable company.
     
  3. danh0001

    danh0001 Regular Member

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    Why don't change your phone # ? There are good plugins out there for protecting your site from spam as well
     
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    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Because his phone number is used in local citations. When you build citations in local SEO, you need to consistently use the same Name, Address, and Phone number (also known as NAP). If OP were to change their phone number, they would have to go through the process of correcting the phone number on hundreds or even thousands of citations, which as you can imagine can become time consuming.

    There's also a chance that the spammers will just spam the new number, especially if they found the phone number through one of those citations in the first place.

    @txholdem, I haven't dealt with this issue directly, although a client of mine had a similar issue last year. If I remember correctly, the problem went away on its own after a while, but read this article and see if there's something in it that can help you.
    http://www.wikihow.com/Stop-Unwanted-Phone-Calls
     
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  5. Sombrero

    Sombrero Senior Member

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    I get those type of calls every single day, I identify them pretty quick and add them to the auto-reject list. I hate when they call me and waste my time, I just click the "don't answer" button.
     
  6. txholdem

    txholdem Elite Member

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    i did that, but their numbers change!
     
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    Sombrero Senior Member

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    It helps. Sometimes they call you using the same number and because you dont answer they stop calling. The problem is when you answer, that's a potential lead for them
     
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    If you attend the call which is spam, it can ruin your privacy and it cause mobile crash, spy on your mobile, or such like that issues. Better you simply block the unique small calls or mail ids from your device.