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    • Rekusu
    • By Rekusu 4th Dec 17, 2:46 PM
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    Nuicense calls
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    • 4th Dec 17, 2:46 PM
    Nuicense calls 4th Dec 17 at 2:46 PM
    What ho one and all,

    I'm sure this is the wrong section but since it appears to be insurance related, I'll give it a try. Also, it is not about 'saving money.'

    X months ago, I was apparently involved in a motor accident. I think someone touched my bumper while I was parked but there was absolutely no damage whatsoever. I did nothing.

    Than the phone calls started, asking me about 'your motor accident.' Every time, I tell them that there was no accident, I did not make a claim, I am not after any money and would they remove my data from their list.

    It falls on deaf ears; today, I have received three calls from the same number; all are very poor quality, non-native English speakers, but all calls have a UK number.

    Is there any way that I can prevent these calls? My phone does not have a blocking facility; usually I just hang up but they call again.

    Thank and toodle pip

    Rex
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    • agrinnall
    • By agrinnall 4th Dec 17, 6:47 PM
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    • 4th Dec 17, 6:47 PM
    It's been around for many years, just end the call as soon as you know it's yet another scammer.
    • sheramber
    • By sheramber 4th Dec 17, 6:50 PM
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    • 4th Dec 17, 6:50 PM
    If you have a BT landline

    http://home.bt.com/tech-gadgets/tech-news/bt-call-protect-free-service-crackdown-nuisance-calls-11364136279348
    • dunstonh
    • By dunstonh 4th Dec 17, 6:54 PM
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    • 4th Dec 17, 6:54 PM
    I have the BT service and it works well. It is a blacklist run by BT and you can add a personal blacklist. You dial 1572 after a spam/scam call and add to blacklist. As more do that, BT then add them to the master list.

    Since I had that running, the number of cold calls has dropped to under 1 a fortnight from about 3 a day (and I was TPS before).
    I am an Independent Financial Adviser (IFA). Comments are for discussion purposes only. They are not financial advice. Different people have different needs and what is right for one person may not be for another. If you feel an area discussed may be relevant to you, then please seek advice from an Independent Financial Adviser local to you.
    • Rekusu
    • By Rekusu 4th Dec 17, 7:08 PM
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    • 4th Dec 17, 7:08 PM
    Unfortunately, all the calls are to my mobile, which is a very basic model and does not have call screening.
    • wongataa
    • By wongataa 4th Dec 17, 8:15 PM
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    • 4th Dec 17, 8:15 PM
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    • 4th Dec 17, 8:15 PM
    All you can do is hang up. I don't answer my phone if I don't recognise the number. Legitimate callers will leave a message if they want to talk to me. The scammers never leave messages.
    • tempus_fugit
    • By tempus_fugit 5th Dec 17, 11:50 PM
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    • 5th Dec 17, 11:50 PM
    My OH had this problem for over a year. She basically stopped answering her mobile at all to unknown numbers. They stopped eventually but it was a long slog.
    Retired at age 56 after having "light bulb moment" due to reading MSE and its forums. Have been converted to the "budget to zero" concept and use YNAB for all monthly budgeting and long term goals.
    • Archergirl
    • By Archergirl 6th Dec 17, 3:39 PM
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    • 6th Dec 17, 3:39 PM
    If it's a smart phone install Truecaller it tells you who is calling if it's classed as spam.
    • Rekusu
    • By Rekusu 7th Dec 17, 7:47 PM
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    • 7th Dec 17, 7:47 PM
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    • 7th Dec 17, 7:47 PM
    A friend suggested one of two ideas, if there is a caller on the other end.

    Either put the phone next to the radio and walk away, or, ask if they like poetry. Of course, they will politely answer in the affirmative. Then proceed to recite the JabberWocky song to them.

    T'was brillig in the slithy toves
    Did gyre and gimble in the wabe
    All mimsy were the borogoves
    And the mome raths outgrabe.

    That'll get them! And it adds a lot of new word to the spell checker!
    • jamesperrett
    • By jamesperrett 9th Dec 17, 1:20 AM
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    ask if they like poetry
    Originally posted by Rekusu
    Your post reminded me of the Vogon poetry in Hitch Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy - that would be sure to send your callers away!
    • Nebulous2
    • By Nebulous2 9th Dec 17, 8:53 AM
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    It's very unlikely it has any connection to your bump. They just called you at random. Most people will have had at least a minor touch of some sort at some time. What you have then done is engage with them to some extent and they've managed to get out of you that you've had a bump. Everytime you say something different it will be added together to use later.

    Best idea is not to engage. Tell them nothing. Put the phone down or a curt "I'm not interested."

    I have a female acquaintance who says "What accident, the one where my husband died?" as a sort of shock tactic. That may provide some amusement and a feeling of getting your own back for the annoyance of the calls, but it is quite a hollow victory in my view.
    • Keep pedalling
    • By Keep pedalling 9th Dec 17, 9:34 AM
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    Keep pedalling
    It's very unlikely it has any connection to your bump. They just called you at random. Most people will have had at least a minor touch of some sort at some time. What you have then done is engage with them to some extent and they've managed to get out of you that you've had a bump. Everytime you say something different it will be added together to use later.

    Best idea is not to engage. Tell them nothing. Put the phone down or a curt "I'm not interested."

    I have a female acquaintance who says "What accident, the one where my husband died?" as a sort of shock tactic. That may provide some amusement and a feeling of getting your own back for the annoyance of the calls, but it is quite a hollow victory in my view.
    Originally posted by Nebulous2
    The chances of getting a call if you really have had an accident dramatically increase, as people are being paid to give them the info. That could be within the insurance company, recovery guys, or someone in the repair workshop.

    I had a miner accident a couple of years ago, which meant getting bombarded with calls. They had car reg details, my mobile and home number. Most of these calls came in from a Warrington
    number or somewhere else in the NW. I have blocked them on my mobile and on my BT landline, and had not had one for months but got one yesterday from a Manchester number on my mobile, but within seconds of me cutting that call off, the parasites auto dialler was calling my home number.

    Those numbers are now also blacklisted.
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