How to block a local number. This person keeps harassing me.

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This guy got my phone number, and he's crazy he keeps calling for me, meanwhile I don't know him and never met him so I get everyone to say I'm not here and then told them to say I don't live there but he still calls 5+ times a day. I'm not going to the police about this because they keep telling me to block the number. I'm thinking of switching to Shaw because atleast they can actually block certain local numbers and he won't be able to call because I'll have a different number and provider.
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If someone is harshing you with calls it is a criminal matter and should be reported to police.

There is also a paid service that allows you to block specific numbers.

Additionally if you have a wired line for alarm service you can unplug the handsets with ringers and the call will just ring and ring but when the alarm needs the line it would still be there.
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This is a link for the MTS   call screen feature   .  As Cory mentioned it is a chargeable feature @   $7.00 monthly but there is a 2 week free trial so you may want to use that trial period and see what happens.    

Here is the user guide for it as well


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Chris, are these calls coming through on a landline or a cell phone? 
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I was guessing landline when I replied, as Chris was mentioning moving to Shaw for service as they have call block as part of their package.

If it is a cell then Chris sjould be able to block the number in the handset
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The other option is to check your phone sets to see if they include a blocking feature.  I have a Cordless phone set that does exactly this.  It suppresses the first ring until the caller ID information shows up.  If it is from a blocked number, the answering machine answers with a message stating "no one is available to take your call right now" and hangs up. It also has the option of blocking all calls from private numbers, unknown numbers, or both.