getting many calls from Somalia

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I have had my phone number for years prior to going to koodo last year.  All of a sudden in the past week I have had several calls from Somalia (one trying to disguise as being from Canada but the phone number is the same as the others (except for the last 2 numbers).https://prnt.sc/is4v4m

How can I stop this?  Each call (been 5-6 calls so far) has a different last 2 numbers ending the phone number.
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Jody

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Dinh, Mobile Master

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hi Jody,
I would just block them and don't call back.
It is a scam globally https://www.thelocal.se/20170529/beware-new-252-telephone-scam-swedish-police-warn
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I don't think koodo can really do anything at least not to my knowledge. Same thing was happening to me too. I just installed an app called mr.number and manually added certain area codes to block. 
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I wasn't sure if koodo has a limit on how many numbers you can block (I have a shaw landline and they have a limit of 30 I think).

Thanks for the link and thank you for the app suggestion!  Greatly appreciated.
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Robert, Mobile Master

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I just got called as well, good to know that it's a global scam. I think you can block phone number in your phone as well.
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Racheal Herlehy

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I've been getting this too starting yesterday. I block the numbers but they keep calling back with a slightly different number. I turned on do not disturb and that's been making it more tolerable. Other than that have to just hope it stops soon. 
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I took D_Chen's advice and got the mr number app.  You can block by person, by area code, by country, etc.  I have not gotten a call from Somalia since I installed it.  It blocks known scam numbers!
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MoFromTo2018

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Same here. Luckily, you can easily block them on the iPhone without installing anything extra. But I’m not sure about Android.