1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    I have been attacked by a Phishing scam. I am receiving 1000s of calls an hour from 3 different area codes, Russia, Latvia and New York. The actual number changes, but area code is almost always those 3. How can I block all calls from these 3 area codes.

    This hacker has also sent me ransom demands on facebook to pay him large sums of bitcoin to stop the attack
    12-07-2017 12:30 PM
  2. Tim1954's Avatar
    Contact your network provider. They can block such things. This needs to be reported in any case
    12-07-2017 07:34 PM
  3. Chris5483's Avatar
    12-07-2017 07:45 PM
  4. Dano1200r's Avatar
    There are a couple of apps that will block any call not in your contacts.
    If you are on AT&T they have a new app called Call Protect which will do what you need.
    12-07-2017 08:37 PM
  5. Rukbat's Avatar
    The Android dialer allows you to block numbers "starting with". Just set those 3 up for blocking. The phone will ring nce, then the call will go to VM.
    12-07-2017 08:45 PM
  6. sammypresley's Avatar
    You can block blocked numbers from leaving voicemails and getting thru on call waiting if you call your service provider and have them turn off call forwarding busy line only. I have it that way on my tmobile account and no blocked number can get me thru call waiting or even ring my phone or even leave voicemails. Try it and you will see what I'm talking about.
    01-06-2018 03:08 PM
  7. sammypresley's Avatar
    On most newer android os's you are forced to use a 3rd party app to be able to block numbers starting with or includes or ends with. I think some oem's are removing much needed features from the us all together.
    01-06-2018 03:10 PM
  8. sammypresley's Avatar
    So far the only oem phone maker that doesn't kill features from the built in call blocker is LG.
    01-06-2018 03:12 PM
  9. Gmama4life's Avatar
    I get multiple calls from 580 area code I want them to stop I know no one in this area when I block individual numbers they call back same area code different number Help
    05-31-2018 09:24 AM
  10. Rukbat's Avatar
    If you can't block number "starting with", use BlackList - it can be set to block anything, including the first 3 digits (the area code).
    05-31-2018 03:24 PM
  11. Billydengel's Avatar
    I've been getting a lot of robo-calls and what's worked for me is putting my phone in Do Not Disturb mode. I've made exceptions for this mode so I only get calls from those in my contacts, texts from anyone, all notifications, and anyone who calls twice in 15 minutes. All other calls go right to voicemail.
    09-07-2018 01:15 PM
  12. Billydengel's Avatar
    I've been getting a lot of robo-calls and what's worked for me is putting my phone in Do Not Disturb mode. I've made exceptions for this mode so I only get calls from those in my contacts, texts from anyone, all notifications, and anyone who calls twice in 15 minutes. All other calls go right to voicemail.
    09-07-2018 01:15 PM

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