Tag: spam

Three warn customers over call scam

Mobile phone scams are on the rise, and scammers are thinking of new ways to trick consumers out of their money. One of the latest is where customers get a missed call and then call back to a premium number at a cost… And an expensive one at …

Vodafone block 100 million nuisance calls in 6 months

These days it is hard to get away from them – those pesky calls that come in about PPI, claiming for an injury you never had in the first place, offering you services you didn’t ask for etc… There are a wide range of apps you can install …

Vodafone begin blocking spam calls at a network level

Every day at around 2PM I get a call from The Claims Guys on 01212774003. They’re continually chasing me about a PPI claim that I have no intention of following up on. They drive me insane. I’ve told them around six times that I’m not interested, I’ve told …

Swytch now offers a weekly mobile deal

You may have already heard about Swytch. Just grab the app and you can instantly have additional mobile numbers piped through to your phone. You can have a line for your business or one for friends. There’s no commitment and, provided you have a fast data connection or …

Blocking nuisance calls – CPR Call Blocker now in an app

Remember the CPR Call Blocker that we reviewed some months back? That gadget plugs into your home phone and, with the help of an in-build database and a one-button blocking system, you could get rid of nuisance callers. However, it’s not just your home phone that gets those …

Tell the spammers to PPIs off

Hello, it’s me Gears. Call me Leigh. I’ve had the man flu for a month solid and this is perhaps the first article I’ve written without tissues (steady), so you may notice an ounce of exuberance in this particular missive. Spam. It’s a pain in the flippin sausage. …

Android spam issue called into question

Just a short while ago we reported on claims that some Android devices were spamming via a botnet of rogue handsets. The news came via a Microsoft blog post, which showed how spam emails had “Sent from Yahoo! Mail on Android” in the text and “androidMobile” in the …

Android phones sending out spam

If you’re using an Android phone it could, according to researchers, be used as part of a botnet. The research, which was performed by Microsoft, shows that Android devices can send mail out through Yahoo! mail servers, spamming people with adverts. The Microsoft blog states that.. All of …

Android adverts – How do you deal with them?

I’ve been accused of being an Android fan. To be honest, that might be true, but it wasn’t always this way. When I attended the HTC Hero launch I was a firm Windows Mobile fan and actually walked out of the launch before it had finished. Then HTC …

Block unwanted callers with Mr Number

Cold-callers get on my pip. We’ve all had them. You sign up for something, fill in a form or add your mobile number to an email only to receive dozens of “Withheld numbers”. It’s annoying. Luckily there’s an app called Mr Number which blocks unwanted calls and texts. …