Receiving calls from disconnected phones

What phone do you have? MotoX e5

What plan are you on? Text/Talk/1GB

Does your plan include data, or just talk & text? yes


Issue Description

Issue Description

This has been going on for about a year. I receive calls randomly everyday from disconnected phone numbers. I received one a 7: 00 am this morning and decided to see if there is anything I can do to stop this random calling with different phone numbers that are disconnected numbers. Phone number that dialed me this morning■■■■■■■■■■■■■■ I have blocked this number.

Hi @ribbit and welcome to the Community!

Candidly, blocking the numbers is about all one can do. The calls aren’t actually coming from the disconnected number you see as Caller ID when the call comes in. Rather, miscreants are spoofing (impersonating) the number’s Caller ID. It’s not actually necessary to even have a telephone number to make outbound calls. Generally, these same miscreants are offshore outside the U.S. and, therefore, beyond the reach of U.S. law enforcement.

The above said, do you have Republic’s spam filtering set up as described here:

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