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    • minalo1
    • By minalo1 9th Nov 18, 1:21 PM
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    First Response Accident Scam
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    • 9th Nov 18, 1:21 PM
    First Response Accident Scam 9th Nov 18 at 1:21 PM
    More of a heads up on cold calls! There are loads of scams going on just now.
    Any cold callers saying they are connected with the ABI are cowboys trying to scam honest people into making a fake claim.

    The most widespread is - You've had an accident last year?

    Best response:
    - goodness how did you know that I am a professional stunt driver! - After a confused pause from the caller they hang up!
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    • BethanyD
    • By BethanyD 9th Nov 18, 1:28 PM
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    Common problem - if you go along with the call and find out who is really behind the scam you can report them to both the MOJ and the ICO


    The ICO is a painful experience for the company directors who can no longer escape their obligations by liquidating the company
    • charlotte1994
    • By charlotte1994 9th Nov 18, 1:43 PM
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    • 9th Nov 18, 1:43 PM
    These always make me laugh. Last year I got a call saying I could get my money back from my delayed flight, I said "I haven't flown for 8 years!" and hung up. I get loads saying I've been in a car accident. News to me! I don't drive!
    • TadleyBaggie
    • By TadleyBaggie 9th Nov 18, 4:47 PM
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    I get loads saying I've been in a car accident. News to me! I don't drive!
    Originally posted by charlotte1994
    You can still be in a car accident as a passenger...
    • oldagetraveller
    • By oldagetraveller 9th Nov 18, 5:02 PM
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    "Oh, THAT accident, I'm sorry to say, I died in that one!"
    Did you hear about the politician who had a backside transplant? It rejected him.
    • Jackmydad
    • By Jackmydad 9th Nov 18, 5:50 PM
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    " **** *** *** ********* ******** "
    • worried jim
    • By worried jim 9th Nov 18, 6:57 PM
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    • 9th Nov 18, 6:57 PM
    I actually know someone who makes these calls! He says 90% of the time its people telling him to foxtrot oscar, which due to his nature he really enjoys. On a good month he can earn 4K and he has recently won a trip to Amsterdam, there aren't many weeks when he hasn't got some award or bonus, usually nice spirits. I am glad he has a job he enjoys as he is on the spectrum. I still tell them to foxtrot Oscar though.
    "Only two things are infinite-the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not so sure about the universe"
    Albert Einstein
    • victor2
    • By victor2 9th Nov 18, 7:08 PM
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    • 9th Nov 18, 7:08 PM
    "Oh, THAT accident, I'm sorry to say, I died in that one!"
    Originally posted by oldagetraveller
    I used that line on one caller and he still went on with his script.
    He asked me when the accident was. I replied "Well my funeral was last June, so it must have been before that..."
    He still didn't give up and eventually I got tired of him and told him to foxtrot oscar, as it seems to be all they understand.
    • EdGasketTheSecond
    • By EdGasketTheSecond 10th Nov 18, 4:53 PM
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    • 10th Nov 18, 4:53 PM
    I actually know someone who makes these calls! He says 90% of the time its people telling him to foxtrot oscar, which due to his nature he really enjoys. On a good month he can earn 4K and he has recently won a trip to Amsterdam, there aren't many weeks when he hasn't got some award or bonus, usually nice spirits. I am glad he has a job he enjoys as he is on the spectrum. I still tell them to foxtrot Oscar though.
    Originally posted by worried jim

    I don't know how anyone can 'enjoy' a job that annoys other people or encourages fraudulant claims. Maybe he'd have made a good Nazi! Perhaps you could ask your aquaintance how he can live with himself?
    • PDC
    • By PDC 10th Nov 18, 5:39 PM
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    Common problem - if you go along with the call and find out who is really behind the scam you can report them to both the MOJ and the ICO


    The ICO is a painful experience for the company directors who can no longer escape their obligations by liquidating the company
    Originally posted by BethanyD
    This is good if you can get the information out of them. The majority I find just hang up on you when you ask for their actual company name.
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