Nearly 90,000 people have been reported for more than a year to have incessantly received calls from the telephone number 961000240. Much of the criticism that can be read online talks about the alleged commercial nature of these calls. However, the way of proceeding described does not match the practices carried out by companies in our country. The question is this: is it a spam call? We see it.
PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO CALLS FROM 961000240. WE’LL TELL YOU WHY
“Calls after hours. Very annoying. It seems it is Vodafone» «They call me at all hours. I answer, and they don’t say anything» «Vodafone calls you on this phone. They’re annoying, I’m on the Robinson list, and they keep calling. I have several phones”… These are some testimonials repeated the most in forums and spam number pages. Who does it belong to?
Vodafone is the operator that most users point to in their comments as allegedly responsible for the calls. The practices reported by these same users describe commercial offers and personalized promotions. The problem is that the way of proceeding seems quite different from that of this type of company: calls after hours, insisting on requesting data, and without respecting the advertising exemption of the Robinson List.
Such has been the number of cases reported on Twitter that the company itself has been forced to distance itself from these calls, completely denying its relationship with said numbering. We can therefore confirm that we are dealing with an alleged identity theft attempt, so we recommend that you proceed to block calls.
SO YOU CAN BLOCK CALLS FROM 961 000 240 AND OTHER ANNOYING NUMBERS
Given the presumed fraudulent nature of the call, the Robinson List will not be useful to us in stopping these types of calls. That is why we are forced to resort to the native blocking functions of iOS and Android, which can be found in the Phone or Calls application, depending on the version of the operating system. In this case, the process is as simple as holding down the number we want to block from the call history until a pop-up window appears with different options.
We can install specialized applications, such as Mr. Number or Truecaller, to automate this series of steps. Both allow us to block any call previously reported by other users, so we won’t have to proceed with each registration. As if this were not enough, they can be downloaded completely free of charge in the App Store and Play Store.
What if we have a landline phone? It is best to use the physical buttons on the dial or the options displayed on the screen. The other option is based on installing external blockers, small devices that connect to the line through a network cable and whose price is around 20 euros on Amazon, depending on their functions.
- Outside Blocker 1
- Outside Blocker 2
- Fixed phone with call blocking 1
- Landline phone with call blocking 2
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