Nuisance call

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Nuisance calls encompass any type of unwanted, unsolicited, telephone call.wikipedia
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Prank call

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Common types of nuisance calls include prank calls, telemarketing calls, and silent calls.
It is often a type of nuisance call.

Telemarketing

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Common types of nuisance calls include prank calls, telemarketing calls, and silent calls.
Nuisance call

2002 New Hampshire Senate election phone jamming scandal

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Verizon was later able to stop most of these calls, but whoever had made them had violated state laws against telephone harassment.

Digital Economy Act 2017

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Providing for increased penalties for nuisance calls.

867-5309/Jenny

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Brown University obtained the +1-401-867 prefix in 1999, assigning 867-5309 to a student dormitory room which was promptly inundated with nuisance calls. In 2002, the university transferred the number to Gem Plumbing & Heating, a local business in Lincoln, Rhode Island. Gem began using the number in advertising campaigns both in Rhode Island and in eastern Massachusetts (area code 617), trademarking the number in 2005. The number is now their corporate phone number.

Tsutomu Miyazaki

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Police found that the families of the victims had something else in common: all received silent nuisance phone calls.

The Test Dream

When evening comes, a bored Tony starts drinking and calls Charmaine, to whom he is attracted.

Area code 716

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Calls to God may be placed to 776-2323, according to the cinema release of Bruce Almighty; that number was removed from the video release & TV versions as, while it was (and remains) unassigned in Buffalo's area code 716, it was routinely misdialled to other area codes as a nuisance call to actual subscribers.

Denial-of-service attack

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TDoS differs from other telephone harassment (such as prank calls and obscene phone calls) by the number of calls originated; by occupying lines continuously with repeated automated calls, the victim is prevented from making or receiving both routine and emergency telephone calls.

North American Numbering Plan

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Conversely, an advantage of caller-pays is the relative absence of telemarketing and nuisance calls to mobile numbers.

Telephone call

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Nuisance calls encompass any type of unwanted, unsolicited, telephone call.

Silent call

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Common types of nuisance calls include prank calls, telemarketing calls, and silent calls.

Obscene phone call

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Obscene phone calls and other threatening calls are criminal acts in most jurisdictions, particularly when hate crime is involved.

Hate crime

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Obscene phone calls and other threatening calls are criminal acts in most jurisdictions, particularly when hate crime is involved.

Phone fraud

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Unsolicited calls may also be used to initiate telephone frauds.

Fax

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Fax machines may also receive junk faxes via unsolicited calls.

Junk fax

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Fax machines may also receive junk faxes via unsolicited calls.

Caller ID

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Caller ID provides some protection against unwanted calls, but can still be turned off by the calling party.

Automatic number identification

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Even where end-user Caller ID is not available, calls are still logged, both in billing records at the originating telco and via automatic number identification, so the perpetrator's phone number can still be discovered in many cases.

Caller ID spoofing

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However, these do not provide complete protection: harassers can use payphones and, in some cases, caller ID (but not necessarily automatic number identification itself) can be spoofed or blocked.

Voice over IP

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Voice over IP users may send bogus caller ID or route calls through servers in multiple countries.

Call screening

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Call screening is another countermeasure against unsolicited calls.

Ofcom

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In the United Kingdom the communication regulator Ofcom offers a service to report on silent calls while the Telephone Preference Service (TPS) allows consumer to register on a do-not-call-list for marketing calls.

Telephone Preference Service

In the United Kingdom the communication regulator Ofcom offers a service to report on silent calls while the Telephone Preference Service (TPS) allows consumer to register on a do-not-call-list for marketing calls.