Telephone con artist?

Started by: dave© (3507)

I had a phone call from 07052 100406 earlier on today, the phone rang only briefly, not allowing me very much time to answer it. At first glance, this looks like it could be a mobile telephone number - but it isn't I'm assuming the brief ring, was an attempt by them to get me to call them back @49p/m. It didn't work.

Started: 26th Apr 2007 at 22:01

Posted by: doclatino (259) 

Thanks for the tip off dave......

Replied: 26th Apr 2007 at 22:09

Posted by: jessie fisher (809) 


Replied: 26th Apr 2007 at 22:21

Posted by: hazmarcon (236)

I have had two lottery scam emails within a week and a phone call.
just deleted the emails didn't ring the number back 'cause I didn't recognise the number.

Replied: 27th Apr 2007 at 22:23

Posted by: optimus (1868)

Here you go Dave©, I'll re-iterate for you -

"On a recent project I managed, I had the chance to chat to chaps who design software for phones.

I'm told that software exists, on servers, that just dials a number, starting at 00000 000001, and clicks through one digit at a time (ie 00000 000002, 00000 000003 etc) redialing each time. If someone answers, the machine hangs up, but logs the call number as 'active'. This number can then be used by tele-sales companies, or, sold, along with others, to tele-sales companies

Being ex-directory is no defence.....Ah, what wonders this modern world has produced"

Replied: 27th Apr 2007 at 22:32

Posted by: empress (9667) 

Ta Dave .

Replied: 27th Apr 2007 at 23:02

Posted by: ozzielass (1742) 

Same scam with mobile phones, if you hit the return call button you get some scam artist that will pass you on and on to different people in the meantime you are being charged top rates like a 1900 number to talk to someone you don't even want to. If you don't recognise the number on your mobile just SMS them "Who are you?" If it is somebody that really needs to speak to you they will call again or text you a reply.

Replied: 28th Apr 2007 at 12:17

Posted by: keno (2840) 

Just do,nt ring back,If I,ts Important
they will ring back.

Replied: 28th Apr 2007 at 14:19

Posted by: billy (26053) 

try homing pigeons....far cheaper.

Replied: 28th Apr 2007 at 14:46

Posted by: billy (26053) 

reminds me of a couple, we always thought were madly in love with each other, after 40 years day he had a heart attack...
she wrote a letter for the ambulance. =

Replied: 28th Apr 2007 at 14:48


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