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valart
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Scammers

I watched the program about scammers on tv last night  very interesting how clever these people try to get into your laptop,one guy who got a suspended sentence he phones people to say there is something wrong with your computer and asks for money to put it right,one elderly lady fell for it and lost all of her savings I have had a few phone calls like this and scam emails about my banking details I was instructed to forward these emails to the security the department  of the bank.This program seems to think that this is on the increase and any suspicious emails should be deleted and do not respond to these fake phone calls
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Re: Scammers

When I get one of these calls I try to keep them on the line as long as possible. It helps prevent them from calling other people during that time.
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Re: Scammers

Where do I sign up for one of these calls - they sound like fun? Much better than the Ives offering to sort out my mis-sold UP A, or help with my accident claim. Smiley
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Re: Scammers

Quote from: AlaricAdair
When I get one of these calls I try to keep them on the line as long as possible. It helps prevent them from calling other people during that time.
You can have a bit of fun dealing with these people, the more of their time you waste the less likely they will call you again.
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Re: Scammers

I've only had one of these calls about 4 years ago - just hung up.
Been waiting for another so I could play along but nothing yet....

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Re: Scammers

I last had a call in 2012, not sure why they have not rung back yet though  Cheesy
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Just got of the phone with them 1hr and 31 mins, i must have got the record  Cheesy
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Re: Scammers

Since I took early retirement and had chance to play with them my scam calls have reduced from about 3 or 4 a week to less than one a month. I believe as well as a suckers list they also have a time wasters list.
Let's be careful out there !