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FRAUDSTERS AND SCAMMERS!

Discussion in 'British Filipino Suggestion Box' started by Mystica, Mar 10, 2021.

  1. JohnAsh
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    JohnAsh Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

  2. Mattecube
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  3. aposhark
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    aposhark Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

    I just let the landline ring and ring as it will only be nuisance calls.
    If I occasionally forget, I ask myself why did I answer the bloody thing.

    I do use on the very rare occasion and only when I have pre-arrange a time to receive a call.
  4. bigmac
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    bigmac Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    i had mine unplugged for months. then--reconnected it..the junk started again..but very few now--far more on my mobile. But i block those everytime now.
  5. oss
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    oss Somewhere Staff Member

    Just turn off the ringer, that solves it, every so often do a 1471 to see who called if not recognised look it up on the net.
  6. aposhark
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    aposhark Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

    It is unplugged at the Sky hub and I connect it when I'm expecting a scheduled call.
    What a mess our UK landlines are in - I saw this in the States also.
  7. Mattecube
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    We don't have a landline plugged in,; normally get calls on my mobile but ignore numbers then call back if number is invalid or cannot receive incoming calls I block the number.
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  8. Aromulus
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    My landline is exclusively there for Broadband. Don't get many calls on that, mainly family, as I don't make calls on it.
    My mobile I do exactly like you, but even after blocking the numbers, tho, somehow they manage to ring again.

    Admittedly, they are getting less, and less.
  9. Mattecube
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    I once had an industrial accident and had to claim.
    Anyway I got this canvasser on and asked me about the accident I had! Told them it wasn't me that it was my grandson and I was with him( bear in mind I was sat waiting for a load to be finished) I said my grandson was only 2 and told a tale of how this roaring great big truck came hurtling down the high street looking out of control kept the tale going for 10 minutes or more eventually I answered the question what injury he had sustained what was the accident " well I said we have got him potty training but this roaring great truck had startled him he had an accident wetting his pants" after some colourful language the line went dead
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  10. bigmac
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    i'm with talk talk--and they withdrew the free evening and weekend calls--and the anytime calls for a set monthly fee. so any call any time will cost a fortune. so its just for the fibre line.

    ive just signed up again with tesco sim only--getting 5000 call minutes and 8gb..for less than i was paying for 250 mins and 250MB.
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  11. Aromulus
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    I am with "3". £17, or thereabouts a month gets me free everything, totally unlimited.
    From time to time, when I am away, with no broadband available, or refusing to pay hotel charges and the smartphone is not large enough to go online for serious work, I turn on the WI-FI hotspot function and surf and work for hours at no cost and without fear of getting a huge bill for data at the end of the month.
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    I get a lot try it on instergram always the same M.O. will be a new account 1 or 2 photos and they will direct message you trying to get you to talk to them in in some other messenger app(instergram costs more in bandwidth ) they never usually like your photos.
    Its not a dating app so just block anyone that tries it on :)
  13. JohnAsh
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    JohnAsh Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

    I had a similar call today. Not the same number or the same voice. Same scam my message though.
  14. Mystica
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    Mystica Member

    What I hate the most is when they call me and say, We heard you just had an accident! So I just play along and says Oh my God! How do you know? And she/he said We can help you with the claim. So I said it, Hang on a minute you haven’t let me finished, what I want to say is, how do you know I had an accident when I myself didn’t know I had an accident! :lol::lol::lol:
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  15. aposhark
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    aposhark Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

    I have been known to ask them very intrusive questions like "What are you wearing now, darling, you sound so adorable". Click.....silence...:lol:
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