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My Mrs just received an obscene phonecall.....

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by danny daniell, Apr 21, 2005.

  1. danny daniell

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    By some prick asking for pictures of her feet! :eek: :mad: We hit 1471 but he had with held his number. Does anyone now if there is a way of tracing this call? She is very worried.

    Thanks,

    Dan
     
  2. lynx

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    Contact BT, they will give advice on the best way forward. I recall reading that they can set up a facility whereby you key in a code after recieving a nuisance call and it enables them to immediately track the callers location even if the number is withheld.
     
  3. overkill

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    This happened to us back in 95'. We spoke to the Police who said as yet there is no way of tracing a withheld number. The only thing they could suggest was changing the number - which we did. In a way that was relief as it stopped completely, and straight away. As the Police suspected therefore, it obviously wasn't a prowler, just a perv who dials random numbers hoping to get a female answer.

    Once they get a 'hit' though, expect to get a few more. Make sure you answer it whenever possible from now on. The git just put the phone straight down if I answered. :mad: That obviously put him off though, as they fizzled out (once I shouted at him a few times!), and then we changed numbers to make sure.

    Make sure you report it to the Police anyway.
     
  4. lynx

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    Another option is to reject anonymous calls. If your registered with BT online you can set this up quickly from their website.
     
  5. vonhosen

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    Lynx is correct for future calls it can be set up to trace your calls (even number witheld).

    Report it to the Police & I would suggest if it goes down that route you can get the facility Lynx has talked about to trace the caller.

    Only thing I will say though is that phone companies like an undertaking that you will assist in a prosecution before they set it up & people are quite often shocked when they find out who the caller is, because quite often like all these things they are known to you.
     
  6. danny daniell

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    Thanks for the advice everyone,i shall report it to the police in the morning.

    Dan
     
  7. Bristol Pete

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    Buy a referees whistle and let the **** have it large the next time he rings up.

    Sick bastard.

    Pete.
     
  8. danny daniell

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    Good idea Captain.......JJB Sports is now on the list ;)
     
  9. Garrett

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    Just be carfull they do not ring you back and do the same.
     
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    If you are getting nuisance calls then BT will let you change your number without charging you for it.
    I also have the caller display function and can tell who's phoning before I pick the phone up. I never answer witheld number calls, if it's someone who I know they can always leave a message on the answerphone.
     
  11. danny daniell

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    Good point,never thought about that!
     
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    If you have an answer phone then the man about the house should record a non-descript message. This should give no hint of a female about the house to random callers. Those you know you will appreciate who it is.
     
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    Don't hang the phone up, just leave it on the side, sending his phone bill through the roof...
     
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    Sorry, wrong number....
     
  15. Paul O

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    We got a lot of nuisance calls at one point (Name mixup - thought I was a superstar!!!). It was a laugh for the first few, but then we were getting loads every day. We called BT and they said to report to Police, which we did. They then gave BT authority to put a trace on the line. As soon as we got a call, we pressed "1" on the phone and it traced the number. BT collected them all then phoned back at the end of the month with a record of all the times we pressed it, and we corrolated this with a list we kept.

    The cops then went and sorted it out for us. Hurrah!!

    Got to say though, the power you feel having a magic trace button when someone calls is fantastic!! :thumbsup:

    I guess that would only be done for regular calls though. I'd avoid the whistle thing as there might be laws against this (the ones that protect the baddies from the goodies, you know the ones :rolleyes: ).

    The rejecting withheld numbers sounds like a good idea - but remember that people like banks and suchlike use these types of numbers, although who really wants to speak to the bank. :D You could always have the answerphone pick up all calls and screen them - if its someone you want to speak to, just pick it up. Let you family and friends know your doing this, so they start to talk and not just assume that your not in.
     
  16. Garrett

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    You could always subscribe to caller display9if your phone has a display) and get any mates to un block their number if ex-directory.
    Only thing this cost you money.
     
  17. Beobloke

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    Hmmmmm, there do seem to be more and more wierdos out there these days I'm afraid.

    I like Captain's whistle suggestion, but on the other hand, if you go with the photos you could both be onto a good money-making scheme!!! :rotfl:
     
  18. danny daniell

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    I dunno mate.....you havent seen Janes feet!! :rotfl:
     
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    Back around 2001/2002, my mum got about 6 obscene phonecalls in one night within the space of two hours, all from different phone numbers and different people! :eek:
     
  20. Toko Black

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    For reference, the number withheld situation should not be a problem for the provider - as the number is simply withheld from the destination caller, not the system itself.
    If the calls come from a call box or a pay as you go/throw away sim then it's hard to pin the caller down, but if it comes from a landline or contract mobile, there is data logged on the call regardless of it being with held or not.
    The provider will need the police to be involved not so much as to have a 'trace' put on the line, but more for the release of the information in the first place as well as potentially recording the actual calls for legal purposes.

    Most providers log all transactions for billing purposes and hold the originator and destination - but just like the fact that they charge you for Caller ID, the data is there, they just don't pass it on to you unless you pay or in the case of the originator withholding, legal purposes.
     
  21. Dextur

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    We had this once, added the BT system so no calls can reach us unless they display their number.

    Kills the problem dead.
     
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    Blimey a nine year old thread bumped.. is this a record?
     
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    I was told by an ex BT engineer that withheld numbers can be traced through digital exchanges, which I think they all are now.
    He said you have to go through the police though, and they won't go to the trouble unless they're persistent and you make a formal complaint.

    EDIT - Just noticed Toko Black's post (#20) that seems a bit more up to date than my info.
     
  25. reiteration

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    I hadn't realised until you mentioned it.. !
     
  26. Toko Black

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    Same - didn't look at the dates of the original posts :eek:
     
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    think the OP needs to give us closure now, did they stop or did they give in and do some feet photos?
     
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    Perhaps they found pictures on YouFeet.com?
     
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    Having said that, I received an obscene phone call once. I answered the phone and this woman said "oh bugger" and put the phone down straight away. I was a little taken aback, I can tell you. Anyway I phoned them straight back and asked for an explanation. "Sorry dear" said my mum, " I pressed the wrong speed dial number and when I realised I had got through to the wrong child, I rang off without thinking".
    Well, she rang off after saying Oh Bugger.
    I'm still scarred.
     

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