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Old 13th Apr 2019, 17:27
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Strange as it may seem, I always got on very well with my MiL - it's her daughter who's been driving me insane for the last 48 years.

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Old 14th Apr 2019, 22:04
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My roommate likes to leave the phone next to the TV while trailer park boys is playing.. maybe give them a good laugh
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Old 26th Apr 2019, 18:29
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I rather like the sound of this method - simple and effective.

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Old 27th Apr 2019, 10:59
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Received an e mail allegedly from Qatar airlines with a booking reference anyone had that before?
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Old 27th Apr 2019, 13:57
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Didn't take scammers long to seek "donations" to help rebuild Notre Dame. I've gotten a couple of requests.
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Old 27th Apr 2019, 22:08
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Originally Posted by Jackjones1 View Post
Received an e mail allegedly from Qatar airlines with a booking reference anyone had that before?
Yes, I received two yesterday, and have been receiving them for about a month or more.

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Old 29th Apr 2019, 20:23
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Received a phishing email purporting to be from Talktalk, my provider. Very convincing layout but they addressed me by my email rather than my name, claimed I owed money for a talktalk mobile, which I don't have, and they had a clearly fake source address. They've cleaned up their grammar and spelling, even if the punctuation is still a bit ropey. 4/10 for effort, must try harder.
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Old 29th Apr 2019, 21:01
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Bogus phone numbers

We've begun to receive calls (UK) both on landline and phobile moan from 'ambulance chaser' cold callers. The display numbers are conventional area STD's eg 0117, or 0161 etc but the next digit (the callers number) ALWAYS begins with a '0'.
NO UK number EVER begins with a '0í.
We recognise these now and just bin the calls.
However fake these computer generated numbers are, SOMEONE is paying BT to use their system to send them. Why do they allow it?
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Old 29th Apr 2019, 21:56
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Originally Posted by sixchannel View Post
We've begun to receive calls (UK) both on landline and phobile moan from 'ambulance chaser' cold callers. The display numbers are conventional area STD's eg 0117, or 0161 etc but the next digit (the callers number) ALWAYS begins with a '0'.
NO UK number EVER begins with a '0í.
We recognise these now and just bin the calls.
However fake these computer generated numbers are, ***SOMEONE is paying BT to use their system to send them.****** Why do they allow it?
The answer is there in the question. BT are making scads of dosh out of these scammers.
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Old 30th Apr 2019, 05:03
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Fraud

Fraudster poses as Jason Statham to steal victim's money https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-47969165

I obviously feel very sorry for the lady in question but really, how could anybody fall for this?! And for that much money?!

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Old 30th Apr 2019, 06:04
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She then made a series of payments to the fraudster, totalling hundreds of thousands of pounds.

While the woman declined to say the exact figure she transferred, "it was a substantial amount, which would have made a difference to my life and my family".
I'll say... hundreds of thousands would make a heck of a difference to my life...
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Old 30th Apr 2019, 06:07
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Treadigraph

Just work on your Jason Statham impersonation and it could be yours.

Although from the screenshots of messages shown it would appear you wouldn't have to work very hard!

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Old 30th Apr 2019, 06:40
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I barely know who he is!
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Old 30th Apr 2019, 06:59
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sixchannel Not all UK area codes are 4 digits. You can see a full list here Area Codes.Some 5 digit codes end with a 0. First one on the list is Clitheroe is 01200. So I donít think your scheme for identifying scam calls is reliable. I believe virtually all the scam calls originate overseas and many arrive in the UK system with a dummy UK number, often one which looks local to the called number. I donít believe BT will be receiving much, if anything for delivering them.
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Old 30th Apr 2019, 07:03
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Originally Posted by Andrewgr2 View Post
I believe virtually all the scam calls originate overseas and many arrive in the UK system with a dummy UK number, often one which looks local to the called number.
I once got a call from Boston, Lincs, 10 miles away. I asked the gentleman where He was calling from he said Boston -close- then added Yorkshire.
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Old 30th Apr 2019, 08:56
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Anything 00 44 7xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx is an international redirect call. Avoid.
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Old 30th Apr 2019, 09:08
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I've had three silent calls this morning from 01280014952, 01280 is the area code for Buckingham so it is a spoof number.

And just now another one from 01286293174.

These are the first I've had for months.
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Old 30th Apr 2019, 09:14
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Originally Posted by k3k3 View Post
I've had three silent calls this morning from 01280014952, 01280 is the area code for Buckingham so it is a spoof number.

And just now another one from 01286293174.

These are the first I've had for months.
Note - the number is 01280 (std area code) 014952. The 6 digit phone number BEGINS with a '0í. As mentioned, NO actual phone number ( I dont mean the STD) starts with a '0í.
Re the 01286, try Who Called Me and similar websites and see if its shown.
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Old 30th Apr 2019, 09:25
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01286 is Caernarfon.

All sorts of weirdos there.

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Old 30th Apr 2019, 16:04
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When they say that they are BT, I always stop them and ask them to answer a security question - What is my BT account number? The usual answer is 'we are not allowed to tell you because of security'.

My response is 'Go f**k yourself then' and put the 'phone down.

The lady today said 'I can only tell you the least three digits because of data protection'

She got them right, but sadly for her, I didn't want the product she was telemarketing.. She said it's quite rare for people to ask a security question of BT though....
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