For months I've been getting calls from extortionists posing as fake debt collectors. They are very threatening if I do answer. They have a thick accent so likely not based in the United States so limited things law enforcement can do.
Methods used that can't block without signing up for the premium FamilyBase:
- Calling from 'Unknown' number
- Calling from short prefix numbers from whatever circuit is routing the call (e.g. 12651)
- Calling from Skype number (which I've blocked but have to re-block every 90 days)
I called Customer Service and informed me I would have to pay a monthly fee for FamilyBase to block these methods which I don't think is right as Verizon has partial responsibility for allowing these calls to pass through the Verizon network to begin with.