Hi all my landline is setup in a way that if anyone cals us they have to display there number be whatever country or place there from,ive just had a number & although my phone shouldnt it stated "Number unavailable"..they never left a message how bizzare?? anyone got any idea's..?
I've had a couple of calls in the last few weeks where the number has been displayed as "International" or "Unavailable". I always let the machine take these calls and there's usually no message left.
Last week I had an international call, so as usual the machine picked up the call and to my surprise the re was a message left. It was a recorded message offering to clear my debt by opting for voluntary bankruptcy, all I had to do was call a freephone number and all my problems would be over (assuming I never want another car loan or credit card of course). Naturally I pressed the red button instead and deleted the message.
Email spam I can deal with by ignoring the Googlemail spam folder, but I hate this new international phone spam, a market created because it's become harder to operate phone spam from the UK.
I'm sure the SAS could do something about these spammers if Golden Brown would allow them to pull out of Afganistan & Iraq.
A lot of auto diallers are used in call centres and when the call is answered transfer it to a human. There would be no reason to transfer the call if it is answered by an answering machine.
These new phone spam messages simply play a message as soon as the phone is answered, whether it's answered by a human or answering machine is irrelevant, all the spammer wants to do is leave the message.
I use a cheap calls service that involves dialling a prefix number before the ordinary phone number.
My calls always display as "international" on any phone that I call, because the service uses what's called "Least Cost Routing". That means a computer works out the cheapest route (worldwide) for my call to take.
So don't always assume that anything showing up as "international" is dodgy. It might be me!!
Actually, come to think of it, I am pretty dodgy...
your phone is set up not to answer withheld numbers, there are instances as alan14 says where the number is simply unavailable and not withheld - totally different - so that's why it registered on your phone.