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    Re: Telephone Scam

    I'm usually pretty good at spotting these however the one I got today seems really genuine.


    Earlier I had a call offering £250 cash or tickets to an Elvis tribute act: Press 1 for the money, or 2 for the show.
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    My reoccurring nightmare is that should I drop dead my wife will sell my golf gear based on the price I told her I paid....

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    Re: Telephone Scam

    Truecaller says it’s just somones house... if it’s a company it usually comes back and tells you.

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    Re: Telephone Scam

    My wife posted the following on her FB account yesterday...


    Answers phone...

    Hello this is thomas, we want to refund the money you paid for your computer services
    Me....I haven’t paid you any money
    Yes madam you paid £392
    Me....I’m not giving you my bank details so you can refund me.....if I’m owed a refund send me a cheque...
    What way you want the cheque, sleeping or standing?
    Me.....erm.....can you just post it?
    No, I come to your house and we have sex and I give you the cheque......!!!!!
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    Re: Telephone Scam

    HMRC do not use cheap to phone regular landlines, they use lines that are expensive to call and keep you holding for ages to gain extra revenue.

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    Re: Telephone Scam

    Quote Originally Posted by road2ruin View Post
    I'm usually pretty good at spotting these however the one I got today seems really genuine.


    Earlier I had a call offering £250 cash or tickets to an Elvis tribute act: Press 1 for the money, or 2 for the show.
    Made I laugh

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    Re: Telephone Scam

    I am not a rude person by nature, but cold calling grips my poo. Al bet 80 % of my calls are junk mail. Am even getting um on me mobile now. God knows how the old uns go on with them.

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    Re: Telephone Scam

    Quote Originally Posted by Tashyboy View Post
    God knows how the old uns go on with them.
    I usually try and wind them up
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    Re: Telephone Scam

    Quote Originally Posted by chrisd View Post
    I usually try and wind them up
    So do i , but this was an automated message
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    Re: Telephone Scam

    Call the number, if they answer in a reasonable time, it's not HMRC!!

    (Do not call the number, that was my poor effort at a joke).

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    Re: Telephone Scam

    Quote Originally Posted by Wilson View Post
    Call the number, if they answer in a reasonable time, it's not HMRC!!

    (Do not call the number, that was my poor effort at a joke).
    You're right ,I called HMRC this afternoon, message said about a 20 minute wait, but i could report it online. Ok but there doesn't seem to be an option [ that i could find ] to report an attempted fraud, on line.
    Last edited by williamalex1; 11-Oct-2017 at 20:48.
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