(Closed) Where to report harassing phone calls?

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Good luck with the cops. They don’t take anything like this seriously. I know it’s really freaky and having anxiety myself things like this make me super scared. If you blocked the number you should be good. If they call from another number block that as well. If it continues I would go to the police station. Chances are it wasn’t anything worth worrying about. Could have just been someone drunk looking for some entertainment or something like that. Try not to worry.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

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BakerBee16:  it was probably just some drunken college/high school kids on spring break.

Consider yourself lucky that it was just one number and at 7pm.  (A few years ago, I used to get calls at 2-3am from different numbers, blocking was useless).

You blocked the number, now move on.  The police will not taje this seriously.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

What kind of phone is he calling you on? if it’s a cell most can block numbers from calling you.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I get weird phone calls all the time. And I have no idea how they get my number. I just block the number and don’t think about it again. Some calls have background noise others don’t. It’s just idiots being stupid.

Oh- and you can google the number as well and see if there’s any results on that. You can post something for a number- so others can find out if they’re curious.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

If you have an iPhone it is extremely easy to block a number! Just open the “Phone” app, tap the “Recent” call tab and then tap the (!) next to the callers name, scroll all the way down and you should see the “block this caller” option.

Post # 7
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Newbee

I was having an issue like this, the guy kept calling and calling (average 20X/night) for MONTHS this went on, i tried talking to the police dept. in my area, but they said i needed to take it up with where the call was originating from (another state). The different state said because i lived in a different jurisdiction there wasn’t anything they could do for me either. So I happened to be in my divorce lawyers office during one of these bouts, and she somehow found out it was a family member of my ex husbands lawyer. It was brought up in court and basically the family member was told to “knock it off” and he said that he didn’t know that I didn’t like it…

(the caller was trying to find out if I was seeing anyone, we assume so they could bring that up during my divorce) Also he kept calling from a blocked number, so I could block it

Post # 8
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Newbee

When I got my new phone and number a random foreign man would call and ask for someone, I told him he had the wrong number. He called me 3-4 times a day for that next week then it stopped, simply because I just didn’t answer the phone when I knew it was him. Isn’t that the most logical thing to do? I mean, I wouldn’t consider it harassment. Just stop picking up the phone and feeding the troll. Block his number through service provider if you can’t manage to ignore/decline the call.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

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BakerBee16:  I dont think you can really do anything other than block the number. I’d totally google the number though and see who it’s traced back to. It’s not like the guy said he was going to kill you or threatened you…so unfortunately I dont think theres anything to be done.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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BakerBee16:  you know what’s funny me and my mother both get calls from the same guy names mohammed asking us if we have diabetes and when we say no he gets really irate and is like “yes you do!” it’s the strangest thing. He calls often.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I worked for the communications center for our local police dept for a while (emergency and nonemergency calls). Really there is very little the police can do if the caller isn’t in the same place as you. But I wouldn’t not do anything. Document everything – time of the calls, what was said (if anything), the number they were calling from, etc. I wouldn’t engage the caller at all in conversation and would just hang up. Most of the time it seems to be people who get a laugh out of bothering other people. Check to see if there if your phone company has a call trace feature. Where I live you can call *57 (not the actual number) after a harrassing call and it logs it for law enforcement access only. If the calls are still happening after 2 weeks report it to the police with your documentation.

If you notice anything strange around your home or workplace that you think is related call the cops immediately.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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sway0060:  yeah haha we laugh about it all the time and when i see her i will ask “did you speak to Mohammed today?”

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