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    • skintdragon
    • By skintdragon 6th Aug 10, 3:38 PM
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    a whinge about 01792 306900 cold calls
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    • 6th Aug 10, 3:38 PM
    a whinge about 01792 306900 cold calls 6th Aug 10 at 3:38 PM
    Hi peeps,

    has anyone received calls from this number? i have received several this week, and just answered one of the calls. He started harping on about PPI (i wasn't really listening to be honest)- i cut him short and said i didn't want to speak to him and hung up.

    Is there any way I could stop cold callers ringing my mobile phone? I am slightly miffed to say the least!!

    I have also googled the number but it is not giving me alot of information.
    Last edited by skintdragon; 06-08-2010 at 3:39 PM. Reason: typo
    Hindsight is a wonderful thing...
    One of Mike's Mob! yea!!!
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    inally settled full balance of RBS personal loan ahead of schedule on 10th August 2010





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    • ehlo
    • By ehlo 6th Aug 10, 3:44 PM
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    • 6th Aug 10, 3:44 PM
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    • 6th Aug 10, 3:44 PM
    You can add your mobile to the TPS which will then give you grounds to complain if they continue ringing. If you have a smartphone then you can also download an app which will auto-decline calls from numbers that you specify
    • skintdragon
    • By skintdragon 6th Aug 10, 3:47 PM
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    • 6th Aug 10, 3:47 PM
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    • 6th Aug 10, 3:47 PM
    thanks for that,

    just went on TPS site and it appears i have already registered my mobile with them (probably did it many moons ago).

    Last edited by skintdragon; 06-08-2010 at 3:48 PM. Reason: repetition....
    Hindsight is a wonderful thing...
    One of Mike's Mob! yea!!!
    F
    inally settled full balance of RBS personal loan ahead of schedule on 10th August 2010





    DEBT FREE AT LAST... BUT FOR HOW LONG?!
  • missdee85
    • #4
    • 6th Aug 10, 10:44 PM
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    • 6th Aug 10, 10:44 PM
    My partner keeps getting calls from that number saying that its some credit company calling about debts which have to be repayed (he only has student loans and student overdraft) so defo wouldn't be a real call so he told them to go away although not in that wording!!

    He also had one from the same number about PPI, changing his contract phone and so many other things from the same number seems to be some sort of sales call centre, not sure if it is all above board however as they ask for him by name but have no other details on him??
    • Be Happy
    • By Be Happy 7th Aug 10, 9:32 AM
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    • #5
    • 7th Aug 10, 9:32 AM
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    • 7th Aug 10, 9:32 AM
    Try this number again on Google. There seems to be pages of complaints about it and some helpful information to stop it calling.
    • unholyangel
    • By unholyangel 7th Aug 10, 9:46 AM
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    • 7th Aug 10, 9:46 AM
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    • 7th Aug 10, 9:46 AM
    Just a FYI but your mobile network sell your number to companies.

    T-Mobile used to opt your number out if you specified that the phone was being used by someone under the age of 16. Dont know if they still do though!
    Money doesn't solve poverty.....it creates it.
  • BLT
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    • 7th Aug 10, 10:00 AM
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    • 7th Aug 10, 10:00 AM
    thanks for that,

    just went on TPS site and it appears i have already registered my mobile with them (probably did it many moons ago).

    Originally posted by skintdragon
    Personally I think TPS are a comedy website put there just to make people feel that issues are being dealt with. I have registered my phone twice and still get cold calls.

    I just shout f**k off down the phone. Doesn't really achieve anything but it makes me feel better
    • Be Happy
    • By Be Happy 7th Aug 10, 4:33 PM
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    • 7th Aug 10, 4:33 PM
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    • 7th Aug 10, 4:33 PM
    I just shout f**k off down the phone. Doesn't really achieve anything but it makes me feel better
    Originally posted by BLT
    It may make you feel better, but what about the person on the other end. They are probably a youngster struggling to hold down a job they hate, but at least working and not sitting at home doing nothing.

    Yes these calls are pretty annoying, but the fault lies with the company, not the person you are talking to. Good manners costs nothing.
    • preable
    • By preable 7th Aug 10, 4:42 PM
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    • 7th Aug 10, 4:42 PM
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    • 7th Aug 10, 4:42 PM
    There are alot of pages on google about that number
    • skintdragon
    • By skintdragon 8th Aug 10, 12:25 AM
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    yes but on google the origins of the number (besides it being swansea- based) it's a bit non- specific... I can see alot of people have been getting these calls, but it appears they are trying to sell insurance or something. it worries me that they may have access to our personal details.
    Hindsight is a wonderful thing...
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    inally settled full balance of RBS personal loan ahead of schedule on 10th August 2010





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  • BLT
    It may make you feel better, but what about the person on the other end. They are probably a youngster struggling to hold down a job they hate, but at least working and not sitting at home doing nothing.

    Yes these calls are pretty annoying, but the fault lies with the company, not the person you are talking to. Good manners costs nothing.
    Originally posted by Be Happy
    My manners are normally very good, however after an 11 hour day at work when I am trying to get a cat nap and I get woken incessantly by these bl**dy calls I am afraid I really don't give a damn.

    I have tried the pleasant approach and explained that I am registered with TPS, to which they reply 'sorry sir we won't call again. (until the next night)
    • unholyangel
    • By unholyangel 8th Aug 10, 6:24 AM
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    http://whocallsme.com/Phone-Number.aspx/01792306900/10

    Seems to be a call centre, would explain why the nature of the calls change periodically. Most recent inputs suggest it is a company called PPI Settlements.

    Heres a link from the ICO which details how you can go about getting a company to stop calling you:
    http://www.ico.gov.uk/upload/documents/new_pia_handbook_html/reduce.html
    Money doesn't solve poverty.....it creates it.
    • theartfullodger
    • By theartfullodger 8th Aug 10, 7:25 AM
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    I just shout f**k off down the phone. Doesn't really achieve anything but it makes me feel better
    (I'm retired so I have more time but..) I see how long I can keep them talking, slowly, and see how high up their management line I can get. Often these poor s**s are paid on how many calls they make/hour:

    No, I'm not a nice person: But I''d argue I'm not as bad as the evil money-grabbing blood-suckers than run & work for these companies:

    I could be wrong (or all counts) of course...

    Cheers!

    Lodger
  • missdee85
    I tend to be very nice when trying to say thanks but no thanks, the people on the other end are probably only in that job until something much better comes up very rarely do any people actually enjoy sales calls - i have to admit i use to do them for double glazing and it waas hell on earth i actually listened when people said no thanks but i got an awful amount of abuse a 3 hour shift in that place seemed like a 3 day shift!!

    Its only when the people continue after i have said that i am not interested that i get up on my high horse!!
    • split second
    • By split second 11th Aug 10, 2:49 PM
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    i just hang up on them, store the number and if they phone back again reject the call until they give up
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    • robbies_gal
    • By robbies_gal 30th Sep 10, 10:15 AM
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    i just got a call from this number didnt answer it

    seems to be a call centre for many companies -i think it sbest to just ignore them
    What goes around-comes around
    • Gordon861
    • By Gordon861 1st Oct 10, 11:02 AM
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    I just got my third call from them. Been registered with the TPS for as long as I can remember.

    As my phone contract is free calls I decided to call them back this time. They answered with 'Hello Mr XXX' (got my name right), which really !!!!ed me off to start with. I asked to speak to someone in charge but 'he has just stepped out'.

    Asked where they got my details from, the reply was 'have you signed a credit agreement in the last 20 years?', there should be some law that requires these companies to reveal the actual source of your personal details upon request, and make it illegal to store your details without such detailed information.

    Then went into the 'my number is registered with the TPS and you are breaking the law' rant, even told them that I consider their actions 'harrassment and as such if they continue to call I will report it to the police as such' which just got a laugh.

    I stayed polite to the guy this time, next time I plan to be as abusive as I can get away with in my office.
    • GillsMan7
    • By GillsMan7 1st Oct 10, 11:25 AM
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    there should be some law that requires these companies to reveal the actual source of your personal details upon request, and make it illegal to store your details without such detailed information.
    Originally posted by Gordon861
    There is. The Data Protection Act 1998 contains such a provision.
  • KevInChester
    The comedian Richard Herring had lots of calls from a certain phone company (3) a while back, he has a lot of followers on Twitter, also the number wasn't witheld. What he did was tweet about it, and suggested people might wish to call the number and ask them to subscribe to his podcast instead lol Apparently a great many people did, which taught the company a lesson - if people ask to be put on a do not call list, do so!

    http://www.techeye.net/mobile/comedian-richard-herring-fights-back-against-3-call-centre
  • Home owner1
    I keep them talking and play along with it, pretending to be a bit thick and gullable. When they ask for details, I give them some but made up ie. names, numbers, dates etc. Ultimately they click that they're wasting their time, by wich point they realise I'm giggling. The call usually ends in a swear word or two from me unless they hang up in the mean time. Its childish, rude and juvenile, but they - thats life!
    Iterestingly, its seems the annoying calls get less frequent the more time you waste. Maybe it works and word gets around that I'm a waste of time/nutter.
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