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Another Phone Scam

Post by george » Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:00 am

Hi.
Another phone scam this morning, a call from Sandanter Security asking
me to press 1 to authorise or 2 to cancel a pending purchase 0f 345 pounds.
Guess someone will press a button and get a hefty charge on their phone bill.

George S.

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Re: Another Phone Scam

Post by baz1 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:15 am

i have pressed 1 a few times and when they answear I say Fraud Detection how can I help they soon hang up, phone bill as never been affected, also you you get internet calls through the land line.

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Re: Another Phone Scam

Post by Vulcan74 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:09 pm

Watch out for Apex Assure ( Premier Protect 365 ) insurance offering cover for white goods etc!!

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Re: Another Phone Scam

Post by pg1610 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:16 pm

Easy to deal with these sort of calls DON`T Answer the phone to numbers you don`t know

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Re: Another Phone Scam

Post by Mike » Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:17 pm

Also be on the lookout for texts from HMRC saying that you owe tax or you have a tax rebate, they would never text you.

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Re: Another Phone Scam

Post by baz1 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:46 pm

Mike wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:17 pm
Also be on the lookout for texts from HMRC saying that you owe tax or you have a tax rebate, they would never text you.
had all of them and some

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Re: Another Phone Scam

Post by iainpeden » Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:07 am

Mike wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:17 pm
Also be on the lookout for texts from HMRC saying that you owe tax or you have a tax rebate, they would never text you.
Wife had a similar one from "DVLA" yesterday offering a refund on road tax.

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Re: Another Phone Scam

Post by baz1 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:14 am

and now Texts from British Gas, if you reply to the text it comes straight back with whatever you put in the reply written into the original text, don't you just love em!!

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Re: Another Phone Scam

Post by timb » Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:37 pm

Mine was from amazon

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Re: Another Phone Scam

Post by paddyboy » Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:34 pm

Just had one purporting to be from HSBC, telling me someone had accessed my account and to please click onto the link below :O

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Re: Another Phone Scam

Post by Blackcat1 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:10 pm

Are any of these numbers a 01622 number?
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Re: Another Phone Scam

Post by Supra » Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:14 pm

Just yesterday I received a call on my never knowingly used landline from an "Agent" advising my internet would be cut-off within 24 hrs unless.... My reply, Just do it, bye!
Today... The more common (apparently, now I have checked ;) ) call on my mobile from 0515 (India). The guy was yabbering in such a thick accent I had no idea what he said! Upshot was he advised me of a security breach on my BT Internet Service. I asked him for my name, A/c number, first line of address, to which he had no idea. I knew he wouldn't anyway as I'm not with BT.!!! :)

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Re: Another Phone Scam

Post by baz1 » Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:18 pm

Supra wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:14 pm
Just yesterday I received a call on my never knowingly used landline from an "Agent" advising my internet would be cut-off within 24 hrs unless.... My reply, Just do it, bye!
Today... The more common (apparently, now I have checked ;) ) call on my mobile from 0515 (India). The guy was yabbering in such a thick accent I had no idea what he said! Upshot was he advised me of a security breach on my BT Internet Service. I asked him for my name, A/c number, first line of address, to which he had no idea. I knew he wouldn't anyway as I'm not with BT.!!! :)
Snap, they are so darned thick it beggers belief

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Re: Another Phone Scam

Post by Rugbyref » Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:06 pm

Before I installed Skytalk Shield, I used to annoy them by answering them in German or French. My son went one better and just used random words ‘elephant, seventeen, water, bicycle.’

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Re: Another Phone Scam

Post by Rugbyref » Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:07 pm

Mike wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:17 pm
Also be on the lookout for texts from HMRC saying that you owe tax or you have a tax rebate, they would never text you.
Indeed, they are most unlikely to have your phone number or email, let alone use that as a medium.

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Re: Another Phone Scam

Post by Condor68 » Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:00 pm

I had one similar to Supra but I let him finish then asked him a lot of technical questions based on being an ex broadband engineer.once I got bored giving him abbreviations i had made up as they will have changed since I left.I told him he had been tracked to the extensin he was using.Instant hang up.I then reported it to the local police who are trying to do something about it.After I hung up guess who called ?

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Re: Another Phone Scam

Post by Rugbyref » Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:36 am

In these housebound times you find amusement where you can. My wife has just had one of the scam emails, and we check to see how many factual, grammatical or usage errors we can find. Mixed singular and plural, £ after the amount, etc etc. Sad eh!

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Re: Another Phone Scam

Post by welshandy » Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:35 am

baz1 wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:18 pm
Supra wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:14 pm
Just yesterday I received a call on my never knowingly used landline from an "Agent" advising my internet would be cut-off within 24 hrs unless.... My reply, Just do it, bye!
Today... The more common (apparently, now I have checked ;) ) call on my mobile from 0515 (India). The guy was yabbering in such a thick accent I had no idea what he said! Upshot was he advised me of a security breach on my BT Internet Service. I asked him for my name, A/c number, first line of address, to which he had no idea. I knew he wouldn't anyway as I'm not with BT.!!! :)
Snap, they are so darned thick it beggers belief
I've had about 12 of these calls in the last 2 Days on my Landline. 11 of them where "we have missed you, to prevent your internet being disconnected press 1. The Indian Guy I did speak to said he was from BT Technical. My reply was "so am I" & he hung up!!

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Re: Another Phone Scam

Post by Condor68 » Sat Jan 30, 2021 11:41 am

Just had 2 today one allegedly HMRC ,on a Saturday? My daughter fell for that one last year and took ages to get her money back.The other was allegedly Sky teling me the my Sky insurance for the box was due for renewal.I explained politely that I didnt have Sky then asked if he would mind doing something for me.Sucked himin brilliantly as he said shouldnt be a problem.Then told him to P~/? off and leave me alone.Shocked silence then click. Dont think the call came from these shores due to transmission delays ut might just have been cheap kit.

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Re: Another Phone Scam

Post by ChrisCwmbran » Sat Jan 30, 2021 9:53 pm

Supra wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:14 pm
Just yesterday I received a call on my never knowingly used landline from an "Agent" advising my internet would be cut-off within 24 hrs unless.... My reply, Just do it, bye!
Today... The more common (apparently, now I have checked ;) ) call on my mobile from 0515 (India). The guy was yabbering in such a thick accent I had no idea what he said! Upshot was he advised me of a security breach on my BT Internet Service. I asked him for my name, A/c number, first line of address, to which he had no idea. I knew he wouldn't anyway as I'm not with BT.!!! :)
When ever anyone claiming to be from my bank rings (even if I believe they actually are legitimate) I tell them I need the 1st. 6th and 12th letters of my security password - which of course doesn't exist.

When they can't answer I just tell them if it's important to put it in writing :)

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