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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Over 50s Money Saving
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  • nickccnickcc Forumite
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    Been getting loads of calls most days from 020 numbers, who called me confirm that these are scam calls from people asking about benefits. Everytime I block the number they call again the next day or soon after on a different number but all begin with 020.
  • pollypennypollypenny Forumite
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    I've told scammers who want my details that they need to ring my head office, North Wales police in Colwyn Bay as my tech bods deal with issues.
    Member #14 of SKI-ers club

    Words, words, they're all we have to go by!.

    (Pity they are mangled by this autocorrect!)
  • KatiehoundKatiehound Forumite
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    The scammers are trying something new now-had this yesterday- using a recorded message that says something like 'we have been trying to contact you, there is a problem with your internet coneection, we will have to shut it down within the next 24 hours. For help please dial 1 etc'
    So now they are not trying to represent BT, Talktalk etc- just a catch all!

    I usually ask 'who is trying to waste my time?' Got an abusive answer- stop wasting my time, b***ch!- the cheek of it!
    Being polite and pleasant doesn't cost anything!
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  • JJ_EganJJ_Egan Forumite
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    Thats at least 3 months old .
    All you can do is to block and report numbers.


    Does pressing 1 result in charges.
  • SilvertabbySilvertabby Forumite
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    The scammers are trying something new now-had this yesterday- using a recorded message that says something like 'we have been trying to contact you, there is a problem with your internet coneection, we will have to shut it down within the next 24 hours. For help please dial 1 etc'
    So now they are not trying to represent BT, Talktalk etc- just a catch all!
    JJ_Egan wrote: »
    Thats at least 3 months old .
    All you can do is to block and report numbers.

    Does pressing 1 result in charges.

    We've had a flurry of these wretched calls. Our guess is that pressing 1 (for help) will result in a 'very helpful engineer' sweet talking you into allowing him remote access to your computer so he can fix your problem/rob you blind.
  • silverwhistlesilverwhistle Forumite
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    Had a call yesterday from an out of area number: a pause and then a recording starts. I just put the phone down at that point although I did hear the words "technical department" but not idea who they were claiming to be.
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