Why does Lumia 950 caller id sometime show as "Telemarketer?" How can I block such calls?

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Why does Lumia 950 caller id sometime show as "Telemarketer?" How can I block such calls?

I get calls on my phone - the caller Id is displayed as "Telemarketer." I have no contact defined as "Telemarketer." When I try to block that "number." the phone says the number is already blocked.

I have read elsewhere about "000-000-0000" being used to represent spoofed numbers - I thought this might be that number being shown as "Telemarketer." But when I tried to block it (whatever it really was?) it siad that it had already been blocked.

If it's a blocked number, how come my phone is ringing? And why is it called "Telemarketer?" And lastly, where is all that defined and described for the consumer?

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Re: Why does Lumia 950 caller id sometime show as "Telemarketer?" How can I block such calls?

Telemarketer is a term for someone or something that calls with the purpose of selling something, so like spam, except for a phone call.

Maybe you have some caller ID program installed like TrueCaller?
 

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Re: Why does Lumia 950 caller id sometime show as "Telemarketer?" How can I block such calls?

Telemarketer is a term for someone or something that calls with the purpose of selling something, so like spam, except for a phone call.

Maybe you have some caller ID program installed like TrueCaller?

xandros9 makes a good point. Do you have software installed that looks at the number and, if it meets a certain criteria, displays it as ;Telemarketer'? It sounds too much a generic and direct term to be something the phone itself would generate as the caller ID.
 

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