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14-Mar-2014 02:20 PM
AS A RESULT OF THE COURIER FRAUD YESTERDAY ANTONY HAS MADE A SUGGESTIONI'd just like to share something that's worked brilliantly for me over the past year or so and costs absolutely nothing.
We don't answer our home phone anymore!!! So we don't get any unwanted calls from anyone about anything anymore. When the 'phone rings we look at the 'call identifier' and if it's not someone from our contact list on display we don't answer it and let the call go to the answerphone.
Our outgoing message invites the caller to leave a message if they'd like to and we will return their call. If it is someone who is genuine, who needs or would like to speak to us, they would leave a message.
If it's not, then it's 99.9% likely they'll just hang up, as they always do, and then they move on to someone else.
So we haven't heard from scammers, hackers, bogus policemen, bogus computer engineers, banks, double glazing salesmen, charity agencies, survey companies, or any other kinds of pond life for many months and life's much the less stressful for it!!
Maybe other members might find this idea useful too.
14-Mar-2014 02:27 PM
14-Apr-2014 01:04 PM
Some positive information about recent changes to the Telephone Preference Service which apparently have cut down on these calls significantly. On 30 March, there was a BBC News item about the Government clamping down on UK companies abusing TPS rules, by using overseas call centres.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-26806116 Maybe the new focus, is causing these UK companies to think twice, as they will be held responsible and fined heavily according to the BBC! In any event I hope the service has improved and that this will encourage more to sign up for their free service.
17-Apr-2014 01:50 PM
If it is a phone call, just put down the receiver. If you enter into conversation of any kind – even to say you are not interested - you will be recorded by them, as a ‘responder’ – a live phone number, a possible ‘mark’, who could be persuaded, at a later date. Even if you are curious and want to know more about how the scam works, you will be recorded as a live phone number and your contact details, will be sold to other scammers as a live number is worth much more than an untested number, so you will thereby increase the number of scammers, who will make contact with you.Same for emails. If you even have an inkling, it might be a scam, perhaps you do not recognise the sender - bin it without opening. By opening / reading it, your computer sends a message back to the scammer that yours is a genuine email address and that it is a live / active email. Emails for scams are computer generated, using letters and symbols randomly. Millions of course, will be gibberish and fail, the live ones, are recorded and again sold on.Letters - exactly the same principal. It is a numbers game. If a scammer sends 100,000 and gets a response from even 1% - the rewards are worth the effort.
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29-Mar-2017 12:48 PM
Here is one of their results.
It is odd that the caller has not bothered to withhold the number. Perhaps they think this will engender some sort of confidence in the victim. We know better, don't we! (Although of course it may be the caller has very likely concocted a way of sending a false caller number.)
10-Apr-2017 12:47 PM
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