Phone calls from strange numbers

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Hello, recently I received some calls from strange numbers:

Once this morning from 011 27 (83) 9455414
Twice yesterday from 011 27 (74) 9248237

A search on the web turned out 011 27 is from Africa. I don't know anybody there.

What shall I do with these calls?
Somebody mentioned that sometime strangers call and if I pick up the phone, I get billed. Am I correct?
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Sounds like spam calls to me, perhaps a nice Nigerian prince offered you some money to safeguard? :)

Yes, picking up the phone will use up the same airtime as dialling out, depending on the plan you have.
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You can safely ignore them. They seem like spam calls. I got one a couple days ago with a recording pretending to be n Air Canada contest. Anything starting with 011 is an international destination. Unless you have friends there I wouldn't answer them.
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I never answer any number I don't recognize.  Most of the time I don't even answer numbers I do recognize unless I expect a call from that person.  Too many scammer spoofing numbers these days.

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I shall ignore those numbers from now on. Thanks.
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But what if you don't want to ignore them. What if you want them to stop? I get calls from these weird number combinations all day long. I wish I were joking but it's 5, 6, 10 times a day! is there any way to block calls that have the wrong amount of digits maybe? 
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I would manually block each number. Each spamming company have at most 10-20 numbers. it costs me 10 seconds to block one number, so it was okay.

There is apps in Android to block numbers but I am not sure how effective it will be. They will intercept my text and my call, which I don't like.
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