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    Rec'd a +861 mobile call apparently from scam syndicates - Are our telcos doing something about this?

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    Nothing - it is not their problem.

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    I have got many missed call from such code... Luckily I just ignored them.

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    Not sure if the telco can help u do call barring from that code (China).

    I will try to ask M1 Cust. Svc. if they can barr all calls from China from my HP since I've no relatives residing in China.

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    Default Re: +861XXX - What are the telcos doing about it?

    what is the scam?

    any details?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    what is the scam?

    any details?
    Read it somewhere... you'll receive a call from a number in China - either it will ring and end before you can pick up or it will be cut off as soon as you pick up. They are trying to get you to call back. If you do call back, it's a premium charge number which is charged to your phone bill.. something like that...

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    Default Re: +861XXX - What are the telcos doing about it?

    oic thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by corollax View Post
    Rec'd a +861 mobile call apparently from scam syndicates - Are our telcos doing something about this?
    So, what are YOU doing abt it?

    Activating call barring urself? Or are u juz sitting around making lotsa noise and not using the call barring features on ur phone or calling up ur telco to enquire if there's some kind of number blocking available?
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    Juz disable international calls loh. Tot some phones/service provider have this feature.
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    Default Re: +861XXX - What are the telcos doing about it?

    why would one called a number that doesnt even register with anyone? i wouldnt bother with numbers that i dont recognize even if it's an emergency.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WongCL View Post
    why would one called a number that doesnt even register with anyone? i wouldnt bother with numbers that i dont recognize even if it's an emergency.
    Erm... u dun recognise d number how u would know its an emergency?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsbn View Post
    So, what are YOU doing abt it?

    Activating call barring urself? Or are u juz sitting around making lotsa noise and not using the call barring features on ur phone or calling up ur telco to enquire if there's some kind of number blocking available?
    then diz forum full of noise.

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    I remember Singtel did state that any call-charging services company will need to registered with Singtel in order for that company to charge their services to the endusers.
    But dun quote me. I wasn't really paying attention to the news that day when this particular issue was air in the CNA news.

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    Default Re: +861XXX - What are the telcos doing about it?

    actually it's just +86 (CC for china)...the "1" belongs to the string of numbers behind it..(which indicates a mobile phone number..
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    Quote Originally Posted by corollax View Post
    then diz forum full of noise.
    And its getting from bad to worse.
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    Default Re: +861XXX - What are the telcos doing about it?

    I've got quite a number of calls from +861xxx... too but each ring last only a few seconds. I did try calling back but its always a futile attempt. I'll use the 1511 service to call back (1511 service is free for 1st 8 secs into your call). I wont disable calls from China cause some calls might be genuine; such rings may last longer as the caller party is most likely to wait for you to pickup.
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    unless you're expecting a life or death call from overseas, no need to be kaypoh and call back. if its really important, they can sms you...
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    How does this 1511 service work? Can they also work for local calls - sometimes I get unidentifiable local numbers calling.

    Quote Originally Posted by YogiBear View Post
    I've got quite a number of calls from +861xxx... too but each ring last only a few seconds. I did try calling back but its always a futile attempt. I'll use the 1511 service to call back (1511 service is free for 1st 8 secs into your call). I wont disable calls from China cause some calls might be genuine; such rings may last longer as the caller party is most likely to wait for you to pickup.

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    Default Re: +861XXX - What are the telcos doing about it?

    Quote Originally Posted by vince123123 View Post
    How does this 1511 service work? Can they also work for local calls - sometimes I get unidentifiable local numbers calling.
    I think its only for making overseas calls. Check it out here.. http://www.zone1511.com.sg/PROD/Silv...ges/index.html

    You can also register your land line apart from mobile lines. Off-peak calls are 8pm-8am.
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    Quote Originally Posted by corollax View Post
    Rec'd a +861 mobile call apparently from scam syndicates - Are our telcos doing something about this?
    Quote Originally Posted by jsbn View Post
    So, what are YOU doing abt it?

    Activating call barring urself? Or are u juz sitting around making lotsa noise and not using the call barring features on ur phone or calling up ur telco to enquire if there's some kind of number blocking available?
    Quote Originally Posted by corollax View Post
    then diz forum full of noise.
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