We Need Blacklist 2.0

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hwgang
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We Need Blacklist 2.0

Post by hwgang » Mon May 14, 2012 1:23 pm

For months now I've been hounded by WA/OR numbers that are well-documented CC scammers, sometimes posing as political pollsters. I block them daily and they call me from new numbers daily. It could be worse. They could be calling my cell. That "balanced" observation aside, I'm ready to lose my mind with these low-lifes.

Given the outcry on the internets, these scammers are well known.

The Federal Do Not Call list doesn't appear to be worth the time it takes to sign on. (I've been on it since its inception and am still active.) The community blacklist seems as if it should be filtering these, particular callers, but it's not.

Is there any hope for relief via technology? Ooma, I've come to rely on you! :)

I haven't been on the forum in ages. It's great to see some of the helpful, friendly names I remember! <waves>

Still love, love, love, love my Ooma!

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Re: We Need Blacklist 2.0

Post by jacque » Thu May 17, 2012 2:26 pm

I would so love it if Ooma would give us an option to block ALL 800 numbers. There aren't enough hours in the day to keep relisting them one by one. A global toggle in our account prefs would be heaven. Any number that starts with an 8 would just go away. Or let us use wildcard characters in blacklists so we could block a range of numbers.

If they could do that, people would flock to the service.

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Re: We Need Blacklist 2.0

Post by murphy » Thu May 17, 2012 3:17 pm

jacque wrote:I would so love it if Ooma would give us an option to block ALL 800 numbers. There aren't enough hours in the day to keep relisting them one by one. A global toggle in our account prefs would be heaven. Any number that starts with an 8 would just go away. Or let us use wildcard characters in blacklists so we could block a range of numbers.

If they could do that, people would flock to the service.
Thr area code for Tampa is 813. They can't block all numbers that begin with an 8.
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Re: We Need Blacklist 2.0

Post by lbmofo » Thu May 17, 2012 3:30 pm

Blocking 8* may not be a good idea....you'd be blocking all these:

Area Code 801 - Utah
Area Code 802 - Vermont
Area Code 803 - South Carolina
Area Code 804 - Virginia
Area Code 805 - California
Area Code 806 - Texas
Area Code 807 - Ontario
Area Code 808 - Hawaii
Area Code 809 - Dominican Republic
Area Code 810 - Michigan
Area Code 812 - Indiana
Area Code 813 - Florida
Area Code 814 - Pennsylvania
Area Code 815 - Illinois
Area Code 816 - Missouri
Area Code 817 - Texas
Area Code 818 - California
Area Code 819 - Quebec
Area Code 828 - North Carolina
Area Code 830 - Texas
Area Code 831 - California
Area Code 832 - Texas
Area Code 843 - South Carolina
Area Code 845 - New York
Area Code 847 - Illinois
Area Code 848 - New Jersey
Area Code 850 - Florida
Area Code 856 - New Jersey
Area Code 857 - Massachusetts
Area Code 858 - California
Area Code 859 - Kentucky
Area Code 860 - Connecticut
Area Code 862 - New Jersey
Area Code 863 - Florida
Area Code 864 - South Carolina
Area Code 865 - Tennessee
Area Code 867 - Northwest Canada
Area Code 868 - Trinidad & Tobago
Area Code 869 - St. Kitts & Nevis
Area Code 870 - Arkansas
Area Code 876 - Jamaica

If wildcard specification is implemented in Blacklist, I think treaments should, for sure, be at the Blacklist entry level.
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