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    • marmite1979
    • By marmite1979 11th Oct 16, 3:31 PM
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    Cypriot based Trading ''scams''
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    • 11th Oct 16, 3:31 PM
    Cypriot based Trading ''scams'' 11th Oct 16 at 3:31 PM
    Are these scams?
    I've had three calls today asking if i'd like to hear about there deals.
    I asked both for companies name, they only give a Website. Forex Prime & I trader.
    They have given two different names & both are from Cyprus. With possibly the same woman calling.
    I had some fun with the first one ''asking her name, where shes based, whats her companies address etc she swore after I kept asking and hung up. The Second tried to fob me off with a website proclaiming they were authorised traders & said she would remove me from the calling list.(as yet no more)
    I'm on BT's cold caller block, but they appear to have got my number from a registration off a website I forgot the ''tick box'' so that's how they get around that.
    I'm not daft enough to give any details but if any users get these numbers it's them:
    02038071683 known by scammer pretending to be London based
    0035722059033 Cyprus code appear

    How can you ban specific numbers from dialling and can I get any Compo for them breaking the ''Cold Caller Block''?
    Last edited by marmite1979; 11-10-2016 at 3:35 PM.
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    • ColdIron
    • By ColdIron 11th Oct 16, 3:41 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 3:41 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 3:41 PM
    Have you suffered a financial loss?
    • marmite1979
    • By marmite1979 11th Oct 16, 3:50 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 3:50 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 3:50 PM
    Have you suffered a financial loss?
    Originally posted by ColdIron
    No!! Just time & patience. Putting it out there encase any others get called and seeing if it is a scam. Cyprus is in the EU & Telephone Scams generally come from outside it.
    • Biggles
    • By Biggles 11th Oct 16, 4:46 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 4:46 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 4:46 PM
    I've had three calls today asking if i'd like to hear about there deals.
    Originally posted by marmite1979
    You can stop right there. They're scams.

    And don't think the TPS (Telephone Preference Service) saves you from all scams, as it doesn't, UK, EU or outside it.

    How can you ban specific numbers from dialling and can I get any Compo for them breaking the ''Cold Caller Block''?
    BT can block certain numbers for you but a) I think there's a charge; and b) they'll call from another number next time anyway. And, no, there's no compensation if they get past the TPS.
    • ArmyDilllo
    • By ArmyDilllo 13th Oct 16, 7:32 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 7:32 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 7:32 PM
    Not interested in any unsolicited calls / mails asking to do anything with my money.


    These twerps can fake the originating number they use (Google search it next time), so there's no point paying BT.

    Just going slightly off-topic, BT's "U N W A N T E D C A L L E R" service has to be the most ironic scam going.
    If they've got the damned software to stop "U N W A N T E D" calls for their paying customers.., JUST DO IT!
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    • DrSyn
    • By DrSyn 13th Oct 16, 8:56 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 8:56 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 8:56 PM
    1. Ignore any unsolicited calls / mails /or those that come to your door.

    2. Use a trueCall Call Blocker (£100+vat), or something similar.

    3. Do not give out personal information over the phone.

    Follow all three of the above points, would be my suggestions for not falling for these scams
    • jimjames
    • By jimjames 14th Oct 16, 12:16 PM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 12:16 PM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 12:16 PM
    1. Ignore any unsolicited calls / mails /or those that come to your door.

    2. Use a trueCall Call Blocker (£100+vat), or something similar.

    3. Do not give out personal information over the phone.

    Follow all three of the above points, would be my suggestions for not falling for these scams
    Originally posted by DrSyn
    As a money saving site I certainly wouldn't suggest #2.

    If I have any call where I don't recognise the number or is withheld then it goes to voicemail. Any legit caller will leave a message.
    Remember the saying: if it looks too good to be true it almost certainly is.
    • Biggles
    • By Biggles 14th Oct 16, 12:29 PM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 12:29 PM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 12:29 PM
    I simply do 1.

    Works every time.
    • DrSyn
    • By DrSyn 14th Oct 16, 9:16 PM
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    • #9
    • 14th Oct 16, 9:16 PM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 9:16 PM
    As a money saving site I certainly wouldn't suggest #2.
    Originally posted by jimjames

    I agree £100 is too high.

    On Amazon, my something similar leads to the Panasonic KX-TGC220EB Digital Cordless Phone.

    (With the same high 4.5 out of 5 stars rating, from 758 postings).

    Cost about £24.

    A saving of £76
    Last edited by DrSyn; 14-10-2016 at 9:18 PM.
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