Off Topic I may be gone for some time

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  1. vinkel

    vinkel Well-Known Member

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    I have just had a call from someone acting for the HMRC, apparently they have found i have made a fraudulent claim and i need to dial 1 to speak to an agent. If i dont i will be arrested immediately.
    Well it has been nice to be with you all, i hope to be back some day.
     
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  2. Bank of England 2

    Bank of England 2 Well-Known Member

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    I had that call last week mate. So, if we're two'd up in Durham, at least we'll be able to talk about the footy. <laugh>
     
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  3. Blond Bombshell

    Blond Bombshell Well-Known Member

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    Thought this was another @one gary owers attention seeking thread...
    I'm sitting by my phone waiting for the call
     
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  4. Sunderpitt

    Sunderpitt Well-Known Member

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    Just pay the nice person with the foreign accent a shed load of cash... also do not forget to give your banking details including passwords... they will find that helpful also.
     
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  5. clockstander

    clockstander Well-Known Member

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    Joking apart its it time the authorities whoever they are stopped this practice it's attempted robbery on a par with breaking and entry with Government backing.
     
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  6. Comfy

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    I’m getting calls for nearly everything recently, had the tax call and now onto delivery charges that if I don’t pay the cost then the item won’t be delivered. What item I don’t know
     
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  7. RTB

    RTB Well-Known Member

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    I agree - it's time to close down HMRC <laugh>

    On a serious note, I find that a loud whistle helps for this type of call or you can just hang up and block their number.
    - but it's not as much fun <devil>
     
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  8. Essayyeffcee

    Essayyeffcee Well-Known Member

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    I had a phone call about an accident I supposedly had. I just played along and said how quick they were getting in touch and everything they wanted to hear - even said they had to cut me out of the car as the accident was that bad - they lapped it up! But I got too confident too quick - as soon as I said I was still in hospital they hung up!
     
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  9. Somebodys pinched my sombrero

    Somebodys pinched my sombrero Well-Known Member

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    I reckon it’ll be @Comfy making the calls.
    He’s got a reputation for causing trouble. <ok>
     
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  10. kirkyboy

    kirkyboy Well-Known Member

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    Loads of these calls flying around at the moment. I’ve had a few over the last few weeks - mainly about my National Insurance number being used for fraudulent purposes. They all come from a mobile as well
     
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  11. clockstander

    clockstander Well-Known Member

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    I cant block calls on the house phone mate, its attempted fraud, the government should step in and stop it imo.
     
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    DH4 Well-Known Member

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    ^^^ This...The sad part of this is it is a game of numbers, and unfortunately there are gullible people out there who will believe these bastards preying on the weak. Stiff custodial sentences will deter a lot of these parasites.
     
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    Washysafc Well-Known Member

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    I had this one a few months back, took great pleasure in keeping them on the phone for 45 mins. At least they weren’t talking some gullible pensioner who was confused and paid up.
     
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    ****ing hell. Thought it was an RIP post there. Was getting worried.
     
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  15. Guy Incognito

    Guy Incognito Well-Known Member

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    Problem is they can't because most of these calls are from abroad and use an auto dialer to make the call, which hides the real number and makes it nearly impossible to trace. All they can do us complain to the government of which ever country they most suspect the calls come from (India, Nigeria, Russia are the most common ones) to try and shut it down at their end.

    If you get a call guardian put on your landline it stops them. It does, however, mean that genuine in coming calls can take a bit longer to get through.
     
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  16. Blond Bombshell

    Blond Bombshell Well-Known Member

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    And your mother's maiden name marra, don't forget your mother's maiden name
     
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    Getting similar calls like this in Oz. - world wide problem I suppose but yes, Governments do need to do more to try and put a stop to such calls, public information announcements exhorting people to “be careful” will not cut the mustard and vulnerable people continue to be defrauded.
     
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  18. Nig

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    I tell them to fùck off and say racist things .
    I don't really give a shìt what they think or what snowflakes call me.
     
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    Made a fortune out of it as well, can’t believe the amount of idiots paying up
     
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  20. BigPete

    BigPete Well-Known Member

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    I done that once then hung up.

    So the indian rang me back and said "you shut up and put phone down" then hung up on me <laugh>

    Tbf I was just sat half listening half watching tv going aye, aye, sounds good that for a fair while as knew was a scam.

    Was only when they asked for card details I told them to **** off :emoticon-0146-punch
     
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