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    • Sammy58
    • By Sammy58 15th Nov 19, 12:19 PM
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    02071830136- Scam phone number
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    • 15th Nov 19, 12:19 PM
    02071830136- Scam phone number 15th Nov 19 at 12:19 PM
    If you receive a phone call from 02071830136 do not answer it . A company called Thornton and Baines reported Estate management and Financial services. They are very pushy and try and sell you services. Once you have answered one call they keep phoning back. Virgin Media does not have a free facility to block unwanted calls on your land line phone. I do not know about BT or others. This phone number is a Scam .Plenty of comments on various sites on google about this phone number and their unsolicited calls.
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    • molerat
    • By molerat 15th Nov 19, 12:24 PM
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    • 15th Nov 19, 12:24 PM
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    • 15th Nov 19, 12:24 PM
    Just tell them to !!!! off then, they will likely give up if you do that each time
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    • Browntoa
    • By Browntoa 15th Nov 19, 12:44 PM
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    • 15th Nov 19, 12:44 PM
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    • 15th Nov 19, 12:44 PM
    My latest tactic is continuously talking when they are talking and telling them to stop interrupting me as it's rude.

    Then they tend to put the phone down on me.

    I have too much time on my hands
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    • Silvertabby
    • By Silvertabby 15th Nov 19, 12:55 PM
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    • 15th Nov 19, 12:55 PM
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    • 15th Nov 19, 12:55 PM
    I tell them that I'm really busy at the moment, but to ring me back on my personal number after X o'clock - then give them another scam number (plenty of scam number warnings on the internet).

    With the option of reverting to Plan B (molerat's post no 2) if they ring back.
    • BH246
    • By BH246 15th Nov 19, 1:28 PM
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    • #5
    • 15th Nov 19, 1:28 PM
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    • 15th Nov 19, 1:28 PM
    I received a phone call from this number. It was a nuisance and took me a few minutes to conclude it was a scam before telling them in no concert terms to get lost. This did not stop them phoning me 6 times over a month before they gave up. Any information regarding scam phone numbers is useful. The big concern about these type of companies is for the vulnerable and elderly.
    • knightstyle
    • By knightstyle 15th Nov 19, 5:16 PM
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    • 15th Nov 19, 5:16 PM
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    • 15th Nov 19, 5:16 PM
    Report a call or text
    Every complaint helps in the fight against nuisance calls & texts:
    https://www.which.co.uk/tools/report-a-call-or-text/
    • tempus_fugit
    • By tempus_fugit 16th Nov 19, 3:45 AM
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    • 16th Nov 19, 3:45 AM
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    • 16th Nov 19, 3:45 AM
    Just don't answer them in the first place!
    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.

    Pedant point: There is no such word or construction as "I's", the word to use is "my".
    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 17th Nov 19, 6:54 AM
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    • 17th Nov 19, 6:54 AM
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    • 17th Nov 19, 6:54 AM
    Just don't answer them in the first place!
    Originally posted by tempus_fugit
    But i cannot resist telling them what a wonderful day i have had and bore them so much they hang up on me. Whilst they are talking to me it maybe saving another person from getting a call.
    Punctuation, Spelling and Grammar will be used sparingly. Due to rising costs of inflation.

    My contribution to MSE. Other contributions will only be used if they cost me nothing.

    Due to me being a tight git.
    • Norman Castle
    • By Norman Castle 17th Nov 19, 9:04 AM
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    • 17th Nov 19, 9:04 AM
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    • 17th Nov 19, 9:04 AM
    Talking only when they talk, you don't even need real words, then being silent whenever they're not talking tends to get rid of them although it can be fun to see how long you can keep them on the phone.
    Don't harass a hippie. You'll get bad karma.

    Never trust a newbie with a rtb tale.
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