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    • 50Twuncle
    • By 50Twuncle 3rd Nov 16, 10:20 AM
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    50Twuncle
    Phone calls - scam
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    • 3rd Nov 16, 10:20 AM
    Phone calls - scam 3rd Nov 16 at 10:20 AM
    We keep on getting scam calls from 00490273481563 - supposedly from TalkTalk re our internet service - the caller is an indian woman and it is starting to get annoying !
    3 already this morning alone ...
    I have reported the number to TalkTalk but can they block foreign calls ?
    What is the best way forward ?
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    • dprice1164
    • By dprice1164 10th Mar 17, 12:23 PM
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    dprice1164
    Just had second scam phone call in two days from Asian male purporting to be from Talktalk.

    He said our internet connection was showing problems on their servers and asked me to log onto my computer. Told him we didn't have a computer and he hung up
    • alexhardy
    • By alexhardy 18th Mar 17, 9:22 AM
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    alexhardy
    Ignore the caller for a cheaper solution.The best way.
    • Mr.Generous
    • By Mr.Generous 18th Mar 17, 9:40 AM
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    My latest one is to tell them that I only deal with scams that are put in writing rather than over the phone and ask them to write to me. I just repeat this a couple of times and then they hang up. Boiler room share buying scam is the latest one I am getting, someone has got hold of the list of Woolworths shareholders (I had a few dividend shares I never did anything with) and they are offering to buy your worthless shares. You just need to provide a few details ....
    • poppasmurf_bewdley
    • By poppasmurf_bewdley 18th Mar 17, 5:58 PM
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    Make a recording on your smart phone of one of these and play it when they ring:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QakcwQHzPoY
    There are not enough superlatives in the English language to describe a 'Princess Coronation' locomotive in full cry. We shall never see their like again". O.S. Nock
    • Jackmydad
    • By Jackmydad 18th Mar 17, 6:51 PM
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    Jackmydad
    Just bought a BT phone with Call Guardian to replace an old phone that was getting iffy.
    Had it about a month now. No calls from call centres have actually made the phone ring, although we have had a couple most days according to the log.
    So far only one problem with a "wanted" call getting through. That was down to the person calling though.
    So I reckon that's the best "fix" for the unwanted calls.
    • parking_question_chap
    • By parking_question_chap 18th Mar 17, 7:23 PM
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    Make a recording on your smart phone of one of these and play it when they ring:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QakcwQHzPoY
    Originally posted by poppasmurf_bewdley
    Haha, I think they would soon stop if op used number 2.
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