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Department of Justice scam calls from 613 area code - what to do to stop it?

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Department of Justice scam calls from 613 area code - what to do to stop it?

im with koodo
and last few months i keep getting calls from area code 613
automated message saying dept of justice put a warrant out for my arrest press 1 to speak to someone blah blah
obviously its a scam
but how can we stop them from calling?

today i blocked the numbers and seem to be getting even more calls now

i had 2 in the AM from 613, 1 from 416 (blocked those)
and got 2 more this afternoon

last one is 613-263-7302

even the anti fraud center is being spoofed

http://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifr ... ex-eng.htm
Have you received a call from 1-888-495-8501?
This is the toll free number for the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre and it's being spoofed. No representative from our office is trying to reach you. Fraudsters are masking their phone number with ours.

When you miss a call and the caller doesn't leave a message, don't return the call. If it's important, they'll call you back. If it's a long distance number, you could be charged long distance fees.
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hahaha I got 3 calls from that number today. They don't stop.....

WOULD SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!
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I'd say if your phone has the ability to block the number, do so.
If not there are app(s) that will, currently using "Should I Answer" app.
It's a pre-screening app base on user(s) feedback on the number(s) that call.
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iOS 13 can put unknown number to voicemail directly.
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Still annoying AF.

Seriously WTF falls for these. I guess enough. Sad.

Today at work 7 people got the call including myself.
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Nov 28, 2019
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Ahh! I fell for it! Totally sleep deprived with a newborn. When it said to press 1 I did and then the lady asked to confirm my name. I said my name and then the line was cut. Should I be concerned? What can they do with just my name and phone number?

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