SCAM CALLS....

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catkins
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SCAM CALLS....

Post by catkins » Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:24 am

The old SCAM.....is doing the rounds yet again......with the threat of..........'We are your Internet Provider and have been trying to contact you. Your Internet is at risk of being cut off...blah blah blah'

Put the phone down and do not give them your time. It is the usual Scam.Phone numbers may change slightly when checked on 1471...

Numbers starting with 00 are usually scam calls. :s_mad :s_mad :s_mad

Never give any information over the phone....especially Banks, Building Societies etc.... :s_thumbsup
Madeleine McCann- Abducted May 2007 from Praia Da Luz, Algarve, Portugal.
DCI Redwood of Scotland Yard - stated that Madeleine could still be found - alive.
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Re: SCAM CALLS....

Post by honestbroker1 » Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:48 pm

Another to watch for (not currently doing the rounds, I don't think)

We are your bank we have noticed suspicious activity on your account and want to stop your card as a precaution. But first, we need to check that you are the account holder. Can you please confirm the 3-digit security number on the back of your card.

Give them that information and your account will be emptied in a trice.

Your bank will never ask for those details (won't need to as they ARE your bank and will know it). And if they do contact you, will also know they are talking to you at your address.

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Re: SCAM CALLS....

Post by honestbroker1 » Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:03 pm

This, from Martin Lewis, is useful, too:

https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/ ... -p1-000s-/

One of the responses:

Richard Hannam
Hard to believe we are still falling for these but some people do & that is understandable as well. If I have spare time, I really enjoy wasting their time with a bit of acting & false details. It's great when they get extremely annoyed. What's really amazing is that they never twig when I tell them my name is Mr S.C. Ammer.

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Re: SCAM CALLS....

Post by catkins » Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:23 pm

:s_thumbsup People need to be aware of scammers.

Might help if Banks, Big Businesses and the Police were more vocal in the Media with their Warnings to be aware.
Madeleine McCann- Abducted May 2007 from Praia Da Luz, Algarve, Portugal.
DCI Redwood of Scotland Yard - stated that Madeleine could still be found - alive.
https://www.facebook.com/Official.Find. ... ign?_rdr=p

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Re: SCAM CALLS....

Post by Whiterose » Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:30 am

I'm getting a recorded message supposedly from Amazon telling me my Amazon prime account has been hacked, to speak to a customer service team press one. Of course I don't press one, but I have to ring amazon [just in case] they said no one had rang me. It's scary though.
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Re: SCAM CALLS....

Post by honestbroker1 » Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:43 pm

Whiterose wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:30 am
I'm getting a recorded message supposedly from Amazon telling me my Amazon prime account has been hacked, to speak to a customer service team press one. Of course I don't press one, but I have to ring amazon [just in case] they said no one had rang me. It's scary though.
https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/sc ... Phone-Scam

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Re: SCAM CALLS....

Post by honestbroker1 » Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:04 pm

Here is another to watch:

https://www.surveys.co.uk/docs/PrivacyP ... acy-policy

As ever, the devil is in the detail.

Firms will ring you promising not to sell you anything, but just asking questions. At the end of the call they will thank you for your time and ring off.

You think that's that.

It isn't. As this link makes clear, they pass your information onto companies who want to sell you stuff, and if you take part in the survey, they will use that as their excuse to override the telephone preference service, even if you belong to it.

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