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    Robo calls in Chinese?

    I have been getting robo calls on my cell phone for a while now, but not nearly as many as I get on the home phone. Lately I have been getting calls in Chinese on the cell phone, but not on the home phone.

    Two questions:

    Anyone else getting Chinese calls?

    Why do I seem to have a difference between the calls on cell and the ones at home?
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    I have gotten a couple on my google voice number but none on my land line or cell. It has been interesting seeing how Voice does the transcribing
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    we get them at work on a line with a Houston area code every few weeks or so.

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    I have received a bunch of the robocalls in what sounds like Chinese. Wonder what list of numbers they are working from. Hard to sell or scam if people can’t understand your spiel.

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    I get them Rick. Today I’ve gotten 4 spam calls on my cell and many more on the landline.
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    Here in Canada, they are targetting Chinese immigrants trying to get them to pay for some family scares back in China.

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    Get them a couple times a week here in Atlanta.

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    I had 2 a couple months ago. Black listed them, and no more.
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    Wow,

    I thought maybe I was special.

    Seriously, there are quite a few Chinese in this area, so I guess it follows they would not be immune to the problem. Strange I never get any in Spanish, though.
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    I just had my first a couple of days ago and it was on my cell phone. I gotta say that listening to that Chinese voice was so much more pleasant that hearing that ***** 'Sharon from Google' yelling in my ear.

    I very rarely get marketing calls of any kind on my cell, but the land line at work gets at least 3 or 4 robocalls a day & many days 10+.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Pratt View Post
    I just had my first a couple of days ago and it was on my cell phone. I gotta say that listening to that Chinese voice was so much more pleasant that hearing that ***** 'Sharon from Google' yelling in my ear.
    If I ever got any of these, it would be a good opportunity to practice my chinese.

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    They’re calling this one ‘vishing’ as it’s some kind of scam targeting Chinese immigrants, students, etc telling them their visa is in jeopardy requiring a trip to the local embassy and of course a payment. If you are near a university, you’ll get double the amount of these calls. It’s causing a big problem for VoIP systems especially.

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    I had a voicemail message in either Chinese or Vietnamese the other day on the house phone (VOIP). Nomorobo does a pretty good job on that line so it's certainly possible it was just a wrong number, especially in this area.
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