1. HandyAndy8's Avatar
    Hi, I am hoping someone here can help.

    I have been getting lots of calls for months, nearly everyday I get at least one. They vary, sometime sthey ask for this woman who I do not know and sometimes they hang up and sometimes they talk about accident claims, all sorts. I have checked many of the numbers on this website called [URL]https:scam-numbers.co.uk/[URL/] and it seems they are all definitely scams. People said you can block calls and also there is some way to get your phone to alert you if its spam? I would like to know how to block numbers that have rung me in the past and I would also like to figure out how to get these call alerts saying its spam, as my phone has never told me that. Also I have noticed many of the scam numbers are the same at the beginning usually start in 02 or 0300 so is there a way I can block all calls that start with these numbers? I have a Samsung Galaxy S8.

    Thank you in advance,

    Andy H
    11-13-2019 11:23 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! This kind of thing can get pretty frustrating. It think it's Google's own Phone app (for Pixel phones) that has an algorithm to suspect and alert you about a potential scam call, but I'm not sure if that's available on other phones.

    One potential option would be to turn on Do Not Disturb, and set an exception for any call from a contact in your Contacts list. Obviously, though, that might make you miss important calls from people who aren't in your contacts. If you don't typically expect calls from people outside of your usual contacts, though, it can be a useful strategy.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    11-16-2019 02:19 AM

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