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greygit
Rising Star
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Registered: ‎13-11-2021

Re: Scams

"If it is a UK number then that is definitely OFCOM territory. Presented numbers *have* to be callable."

 

With a bit of digital legwork I can drag up the relevant legislation/references.

jab1
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Registered: ‎24-02-2012

Re: Scams

When I used to bother trying to call  these 'helpful' people back, 4 out of 5 would respond with 'the number you have called is not recognised, please check and try again'.

John
Champnet
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Registered: ‎25-07-2007

Re: Scams

Nothing to stop the owners of those numbers redirecting incoming calls to a phone that never gets answered.....

RobPN
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Registered: ‎17-05-2013

Re: Scams


@greygit wrote:

"If it is a UK number then that is definitely OFCOM territory. Presented numbers *have* to be callable."

 

With a bit of digital legwork I can drag up the relevant legislation/references.


(My bold)

Try telling that to your Nigerian 'friend'.