This morning I received a very strange phone call on my iPhone. It was from somewhere in Texas (not that is for sure) and the caller was listed as TREASURE D. I never answer calls from numbers I don’t know, but what was strange was the phone rang and rang well beyond where voicemail would have come on. I finally had to press the sound button to end the call as I didn’t want to touch the screen showing the hangup or answer options. After a few minutes I realized the radio program I was listening to did not come back on but when I went to that screen I discovered I could not get the WiFi to stop spinning.
I shut the phone off, let it sit a few minutes, then restarted it. After it came back on it asked me if it was OK to have dougeddy@ME.com have access to FaceTime and Messages. I absolutely declined that. I also reported the number and the issue to MalwareBytes on my phone, which has really be excellent. I also blocked the number.
Anyone else having this kind of problem? Did I do the right thing and did I do enough? Both my wife and I regularly get idiot calls and many are highlighted by MalwareBytes as known scammer or other risky calls.
Would appreciate any guidance. Thank you.