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    • Veryconfused101
    • By Veryconfused101 13th Mar 19, 1:38 PM
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    Scammers
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    • 13th Mar 19, 1:38 PM
    Scammers 13th Mar 19 at 1:38 PM
    Is it me or is most people over 55 starting to have a lot of SCAM MAIL, Telephone Scammers and Internet Scams done to them these days? not wealthy by any means but not debt ridden either. Found this month alone have had three letters demanding monies from Debt Agencies for account closed over two years ago. Nothing owing on them. Water Board also insisted on sending a demanding letter of missed payment. Queried well I pay direct debit on 22nd of Month. Paid actually in advance of that by the 11th of the month. Waterboard sent letter saying I missed payment. Advisor "If we dont received payment by the 12th we generate letter." I said thats not true cause the letter you sent me states by the 22nd of the Month!!!!


    Also sick to the back teeth with getting up going over to the phone and having silent phone or automated messages.

    Is there someone we can go to for this?



    Only if I was older I would be worried sick about non-existant debt because I would be convinced by these SCAMMERS THAT I OWED IT.



    My parents in their late 80's better check their mail make sure they are not paying for somthing already settled.
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    • wild666
    • By wild666 20th Apr 19, 7:01 PM
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    wild666
    I am just 55 and enjoy scammers trying to scam me I always get the better of them, one said my PC was infected so I asked which one as the place is full of them so they said it could be all of them and asked how many I had. 300 was the reply. he said 1500 for the lot and asked him for his card details after a lot of talk I said I now have your IP address and home address and will send the boys round to collect the money he was off the phone quicker than a failed drugs test.
    Some scammer tried to lock me out of my PC and he said 200 to free it so I emailed back I had his IP address and location and not the VPN one he was using and I was using sandboxie and the PC wasn't locked but he was going to jail when the police came round.
    I haven't done any reverse scams on scammers for years but feel like trying it again.
    Someone please tell me what money is
    • nickcc
    • By nickcc 20th Apr 19, 7:40 PM
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    nickcc
    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.
    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 21st Apr 19, 6:15 PM
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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!)
    • Katiehound
    • By Katiehound 23rd May 19, 5:32 PM
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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 Egan
    • By JJ Egan 26th May 19, 11:28 AM
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    JJ Egan
    Thats at least 3 months old .
    All you can do is to block and report numbers.


    Does pressing 1 result in charges.
    • Silvertabby
    • By Silvertabby 26th May 19, 12:56 PM
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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!
    Thats at least 3 months old .
    All you can do is to block and report numbers.

    Does pressing 1 result in charges.
    Originally posted by JJ Egan
    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.
    • silverwhistle
    • By silverwhistle 30th May 19, 8:50 AM
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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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