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How can I block a person from calling me?

Someone keeps crank calling us.  They did it 10 times in a row the last time.  When we hung up, they called us again 5 seconds later. 

However, we can't block the number because whoever is calling us turned off their caller ID, so all we see is "Unknown name, unknown number". 

Do you guys have any ideas?  This is pissing me off really bad!


An Villain4 years ago
or say something so disturbing like i love you or something like that so he won't call you again (if you are of the opposite sex then you have a problem if you want to say something like that.)
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I see.
DJ Radio (author)  An Villain4 years ago
All they did was call, then hang up.  It's stopped now, that was a few months ago.
oh.
johnhill5144 years ago
Who is calling me? Often when people see a weird number on the caller id of their phone they ask this question. Anyone who is wandering to discover about a weird number should use the Internet for its investigation. By putting only a small effort on the Internet you can discover a good resource for tracing a phone number. The online resources are purpose built that is why it is not tough to use these resources. Anyone who has awareness with the Internet can employ these resources. Sometimes when I research on the Internet to know who is calling me, I come to know that it is a telemarketer however sometimes I find that it was a friend or relative. A few days back I was out of house and when came back home, I found a couple of missed calls from a number. I researched on the Internet to discover about that number and I found that the call was from a company where I had applied for a job. When I called back on the number, I come to know that the company has called me for interview. My interview went well and now I have been working in that company. It means that a missed call could be important for you. So, one should not overlook a missed call from an unknown number. If you want to know who is calling you then you can join any online phone look up website. For most of the States you would find public directories offered by the government. You can become member of any of these public directories in order to discover the identity of unknown caller. If you often get important calls from your clients or customers then it would be necessary for you to join any website because it is necessary for you to get to know about every unknown call. You may lose business by missing one important business call so be cautious and keep researching about unknown calls. Moreover I you have noticed that your kids have been getting calls from a strange number and you feel that it might create problems for your kids and family then you should discover about that number. By discovering about who is calling, you would be able to know the reliability of the other person. Some resources would provide you the background records of the owner of a number which would be helpful to determine the consistency of a caller. If you need further information on dealing with a break up then you can visit these website:dealing with a break up and find out who is calling me.
DJ Radio (author)  johnhill5144 years ago
Way to waste your time. You wrote that long paragraph oblivious to the fact that I can't see the number on caller ID when the person calls me, thus meaning I can't trace the number, or that the person wastes my time by hanging up as soon as I answer and say "hello". Your answer is totally irrelevant to this question. Next time actually READ the damn post before you answer it.
An Villain4 years ago
use the Omen XR, DJ.
Just stab them, then they definatly wont be calling you.
I think I can help...
http://tinyurl.com/yelqrap
Say something weird or intimidating to make him stop?
DJ Radio (author)  bassclarinet234 years ago
He hangs up after I answer the phone.
Hrm. I don't know what to tell you. Wait for the person to get bored...or do some detective work. It's clearly someone who knows you.
~Aeronous~4 years ago
is he still doing it?
DJ Radio (author)  ~Aeronous~4 years ago
He(or she) stopped.
you could call the pigs and and tell them whats happening and if you get that F#$%er to hold the call for 15secs+ then they will be able to track him
Lowney4 years ago
Tell the police. It is illegal and they can easily trace the caller (well it's illegal over here anyway).
NYPA4 years ago
Some phones review your past callers, so look at that.
DJ Radio (author)  NYPA4 years ago
It shows "Unknown name, unknown number" when I try.
Joe Martin5 years ago
Ring your line operator and get your line put on exdirectory or the number blocked.
DJ Radio (author)  Joe Martin5 years ago
I can't get the number blocked, the guy who is calling me disabled the "show caller ID" feature, so all I see is "Unknown name, unknown number".
almost all providers can still view blocked numbers, just phone them up and ask them to help u
Yes, they can!
jtp1394 years ago
get a fog horn and when they call blow it directly into the phone.
DJ Radio (author)  jtp1394 years ago
That wouldn't work, they just hang up as soon as I answer.
call the phone company and get them to block the number, or use redial and call them back (give them a taste of their own medicine)

also if you get hold of their number, you can do this:
Kiteman5 years ago
DJ got a stalker?

Simply refuse to answer calls with no ID - they're either your stalker, or a cold-caller.
DJ Radio (author)  Kiteman5 years ago
I did that, and he just kept ringing, the guy almost filled up the answering machine and he kept others from calling me as well.
Storm9505 years ago
Just leave it on once you've answered. Say nothing and just laugh at them. Worked with my mate when some people kept on prank calling him. Lol he kept on playing GHOSTBUSTERSSSSSS down the phone to them. They soon gave up.
DJ Radio (author)  Storm9505 years ago
I did that, and he just kept ringing, the guy almost filled up the answering machine and he kept others from calling me as well.
Bartboy5 years ago
If you have caller ID built into your phone, then you can :
Add everyone you think it might be onto the phone so it will show up,or
when they call just don't answer, and it will give you an option of calling them back. If that doesn't work, you can call the phone company, and they can call the police. After all, that is harassment.
Re-design5 years ago
Try something like this.

Or google "call blocker".
orksecurity5 years ago
Call your telephone company. Some are willing to set your phone line to reject callers who have blocked their caller-ID info. There may be a minor one-time charge for making that change.