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    • newmommyjen
    • By newmommyjen 21st Nov 06, 1:39 AM
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    newmommyjen
    Do not answer your phone to these numbers!!!!
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    • 21st Nov 06, 1:39 AM
    Do not answer your phone to these numbers!!!! 21st Nov 06 at 1:39 AM
    Dont answer you mobile to these numbers, or call back.
    08700679834
    08700679826
    08700 426 655
    I had missed call from the 1st number last week,i rang it to , to hear a answering machine say contecting your call, i quickly hung up. the 2nd number today( Monday) .
    I was worried i was missing important calls so i googled both the numbers and found this site.
    http://www.stevecastledine.com/sc.nsf/dx/16092005105627SCADNU.htm?opendocument&comments
    ""This entry is for google to pick up - If you get a call on your mobile from this number (08700 426 655) do not call it back.

    When you answer it - the line will go dead - if you call it back you could be calling a premium rate number (no I didnt do it luckily - it looked odd so I researched it) or it could also be a dodgy telecom company auto-dialing loads of people at once (this practice is borderline illegal - depending on how many people they drop whilst doing it - some companies have been fined) so that their sales staff are fed constant calls to cold sell to.

    It seems (and I have other reasons why I suspect) that at sometime Orange mobile sold my mobile phone number to somebody. Obviously then that list gets sold on and sold on again etc. Not a good thing to do for a large company such as themselves.""
    A smile and manners doesnt cost any thing
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  • Turning_into_scrooge
    • #2
    • 21st Nov 06, 11:42 AM
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    • 21st Nov 06, 11:42 AM
    I received a pornographic text message yesterday even though my phone is set to refuse anonymous messages
    • Crabman
    • By Crabman 21st Nov 06, 9:04 PM
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    • #3
    • 21st Nov 06, 9:04 PM
    • #3
    • 21st Nov 06, 9:04 PM
    If you called the 0870 number then the rate shouldn't be extortionate it can't connect you to a more expensive number than the 0870 costs.
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  • Elmer Dudd
    • #4
    • 21st Nov 06, 10:55 PM
    • #4
    • 21st Nov 06, 10:55 PM
    In the last month had two cold calls from:

    02081742742 ( Believed from Syntec Uk...again!!) -as soon as you answer a recorded message comes on advertising a mobile phone!

    01214252025-soon as you answer a recorded message comes on for a mobile phone!

    Getting FFFFFFFed up of these calls!
    Beware.

    Elmer
    • tomstickland
    • By tomstickland 21st Nov 06, 11:02 PM
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    • #5
    • 21st Nov 06, 11:02 PM
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    • 21st Nov 06, 11:02 PM
    I always google numbers I don't recognise, it normally finds them.
    Happy chappy
    • Charis
    • By Charis 23rd Nov 06, 11:25 AM
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    Charis
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    • 23rd Nov 06, 11:25 AM
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    • 23rd Nov 06, 11:25 AM
    Mobile numbers are sold on about 18 months after they are last used by the previous owner. They are supposed to be 'cleaned' but this doesn't always happen. My son bought a brand new mobile with PAYG T mobile. His first £5 top up was gobbled up by a porn firm subscribed to by the previous owner. The telephone shop (TMobile, Worcester) did not want to know and said it was for me to sort out with TMobile! I phoned ICTIS and they supplied what they call a 'short code' so I was able to get a refund from the porn firm as sending this kind of message to someone who doesn't want it is illegal, particularly on a fifteen year old's phone. It took the best part of a day to sort all this out. We were also promised a refund of £4.80 from TMobile but this was never honoured.

    Charis
  • piper5
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    • 23rd Nov 06, 11:35 AM
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    • 23rd Nov 06, 11:35 AM
    i had a missed call from +24480834!!!
    anyone know?

    quite worried as i entered a few comps.. oops, and hope i havent missed out on any prizes!! lol!!
    Last edited by piper5; 23-11-2006 at 11:46 AM.
    • newmommyjen
    • By newmommyjen 28th Nov 06, 2:33 PM
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    • #8
    • 28th Nov 06, 2:33 PM
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    • 28th Nov 06, 2:33 PM
    08450020012 had 5 missed calls from this number in the space of 6 days. I am getting very annoyed. I registered my mobile number with TSP/OFCOM ,but takes 28 days to activait.
    A smile and manners doesnt cost any thing
    • newmommyjen
    • By newmommyjen 28th Nov 06, 2:44 PM
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    • #9
    • 28th Nov 06, 2:44 PM
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    • 28th Nov 06, 2:44 PM
    ""Do you know you can register mobile telephone numbers?

    The Telephone Preference Service can accept the registration of mobile telephone numbers, however it is important to note that this will prevent the receipt of live marketing voice calls but not SMS (text) messages. This is because under the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2004 it is unlawful to send an unsolicited sales and marketing text message. Telemarketing companies who send SMS messages need your prior permission. There is no obligation therefore for companies sending SMS messages to people who have agreed to receive them, to screen against the TPS file. If you wish to stop receiving SMS marketing messages, please send an 'opt-out' request to the company involved. The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) is responsible for the enforcement of these regulations. Please click on the useful links page for their details.""

    http://www.tpsonline.org.uk/tps/

    I use to get alot of sale calls to the house (esp in the morning), i registered. And slowly they decreased.
    A smile and manners doesnt cost any thing
  • CCStar
    Thank you

    These scamsters need to be lynched

    An average day in my life
    I am no expert in property but have lived in many types of homes, in many locations and can only talk from experience.
    • newmommyjen
    • By newmommyjen 28th Nov 06, 2:46 PM
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    newmommyjen
    Oh it might stop you getting replys from freebie offers. Eg one that u send your details to for free stuff tat the larger companies do. Normally in adverts.
    A smile and manners doesnt cost any thing
  • rachelcat18
    Hi,

    I have just had a call from 08700679826 . I very rarely give my number out to companies, so I wonder how they are getting the numbers to ring?
  • ihatetelxl
    I have some interesting info on this scammer. I trawled google for info and came across an XLS document which contains the name, address and mobile number of the guy who own TelXL, the company running the missed call scam.

    I phoned him on his miobile, and he was unwilling to give the real geographical number for the cell centre where the 0870 scam directs to. He was also unwilling to talk about TelXl. Here are his details - give him a ring about the missed call you received and ask for a GEOGRAPHICAL number of that call centre.

    In fact text his number to all your friends who've had a missed call scam, email all your contacts, and get them to phone him too.

    TelXL Ltd,
    Mr Paul Gallini,
    2 Chapel Court, Holly Walk, Lemington Spa, CV32 4YS
    Tel: 07966 202 150
    Fax: 01926452640
    Last edited by ihatetelxl; 01-12-2006 at 2:10 PM.
  • jambooboo
    Mobile numbers are sold on about 18 months after they are last used by the previous owner. They are supposed to be 'cleaned' but this doesn't always happen. My son bought a brand new mobile with PAYG T mobile. His first £5 top up was gobbled up by a porn firm subscribed to by the previous owner. The telephone shop (TMobile, Worcester) did not want to know and said it was for me to sort out with TMobile! I phoned ICTIS and they supplied what they call a 'short code' so I was able to get a refund from the porn firm as sending this kind of message to someone who doesn't want it is illegal, particularly on a fifteen year old's phone. It took the best part of a day to sort all this out. We were also promised a refund of £4.80 from TMobile but this was never honoured.

    Charis
    by Charis
    If only I could have explained things like that away so easily to my parents when I was 15.

    • wendyh
    • By wendyh 3rd Dec 06, 9:35 PM
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    wendyh
    I had a text message from 07787 534160 which had a great message for my young kids to hear . Hmm pornographic is a bit tame. I'm ex directory so where are the calls coming from. Since Friday afternoon they have been coming twice a day. Not sure how to stop them as not sure who is sending the messages in the first place.
  • wantmemoney
    Ask vodafone who uses the number. The call may have been expensive.
    Ofcom need shooting.
    This is what we know about the number you entered (07787534160).

    ICSTIS does not regulate this type of number. However we can tell you the following.

    * This is classified as being used for Mobile services.
    * It is provided by Vodafone Ltd.
  • ihatetelxl
    Hi,

    I have just had a call from 08700679826 . I very rarely give my number out to companies, so I wonder how they are getting the numbers to ring?
    by rachelcat18
    That company, TelXL just dials sequential numbers, so if you were to phone your number neighbours and ask them if they'd received a call from them, they probably have.

    It's a scam. If they call again ANSWER THE PHONE - it costs them to call you. Keep them talking as long as possible and just give them fake information. DO NOT RING THAT NUMBER YOURSELF. Phone 0121 2466733 to speak to Nigel Fox, the Manager if you want to complain.
  • hunyango
    hi i'm just a newbie, just found this thread on googling for this number 08700679834.

    i have the thread also that i started regarding with the same issues.

    feel fre to post your comments on these scammers.

    here is the thread.
  • danensian
    Hi,

    I have recently (within the last few days) received my new phone from Carphone Warehouse. Today I have received 5 calls from the following number:

    0845 0020012

    I only answered one of the calls from this number and the caller hung up without saying anything. All I could hear was general 'office' noise in the background so my guess is that it was a recording. Googling this number produces many references to a company called LBM. However, when I rang the number I was connected to a recorded message that said the company concerned was in fact New Logic Communications.

    Most of the complaints on the internet seem to be coming from people who, like me, have an O2 account with Carphone Warehouse. Coincidence? The operator at CPW I have just spoken to said that they do not give out their clients' numbers and they will not take any responsibility for such nuisance calls. His recommendation was that I should ring the number and ask them to stop the calls. I have just found one thread on saynoto0870.com which states CPW are, in fact, responsible. The correspondent says that he was able to solve the problem and end the unwanted calls by calling CPW customer services on 0208 8965000.

    If you call the 0845 number above all you get is a recorded message. If New Logic Communications is a genuine company why do they behave in such a peculiar way? Why do CPW associate themselves with a company like this? A real, honest company would surely be more interested in answering the call to get your business rather than, apparently, simply making a quick profit from telephone calls from people trying to stop nuisance calls!
    • djl
    • By djl 30th Apr 07, 7:21 PM
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    djl
    thanks for the warning
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