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New twist on scam calls?

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Re: New twist on scam calls?

No idea on a M$ phone not had one for many many years now (The one I had ran Tom Tom 3 satnav). I am surprised Truecaller doesn't have a version though.
IanSn
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Re: New twist on scam calls?

Not been able to check out the store properly for Truecaller - my old Nokia login got a bit screwed up with the change, do need to sort that out - but will def have a look. I'll post here again if I find it and see how I get on with it. Thanx for the tip, btw.
Katdd90
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Re: New twist on scam calls?

So because it's "easy to do so and completely legal" that makes it OK!? What a vile company allowing cold callers etc. to keep harassing people and misleading the receiver of the call that it is someone local.
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Re: New twist on scam calls?


@IanSn wrote:
Local number - picked up.
Hello is that Ian. Yes.

I will never confirm my identity until they have announced who they are and what they want.

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Minivanman
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Re: New twist on scam calls?

I'd not put it past BT.

I was getting quite of few nuisance calls despite having all the usual barriers in place. In the end I paid them to have my number changed and guess what, the very next day I had a call from some Muppet in Mumbai or wherever asking for my Mrs by her first name - so you tell me how they got our details and our new number! I read the riot act to them of course and got compensated, but without admission of any error on their part.       

St3
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Re: New twist on scam calls?

im sure this scams been around for atleast 4 years now, maybe you have been lucky to avoid it till now Tongue

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Re: New twist on scam calls?


@Mav wrote:

@IanSn wrote:
Local number - picked up.
Hello is that Ian. Yes.

I will never confirm my identity until they have announced who they are and what they want.


@Like you @Mav, the moment I get the "Hello is that 7up" from an unknown number the first thing i say is "Sorry but who are you?".

Works every time.

I need a new signature... i'm bored of the old one!
Minivanman
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Re: New twist on scam calls?

Whatever happened to "hello, battersea dogs home" - and of course those rather risqué variations on a Chinese restaurant!

For fans on that infamous 1968 film "The Producers" my favorite was "hello, bialystock and bloom" Grin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEXW4sjcPMc

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Re: New twist on scam calls?

Ring ring...

"Hi this is the Crime Squad, how can we help you?"

Click Brrrrr

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Re: New twist on scam calls?


@Minivanman wrote:

For fans on that infamous 1968 film "The Producers"


Oh yeah yep, you can definitely count me as one...  definitely... 

I need a new signature... i'm bored of the old one!
Minivanman
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Re: New twist on scam calls?

Ah yes, "hello, Scotland Yard" used to be another one!