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Warning! Phone scam.

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by rich1068, Sep 24, 2006.

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    [Sep 24, 2006]
    Just a heads up to everyone. I'm posting this on all the forums I visit. Only relevant to UK members obviously.

    I've been getting missed calls from numbers that begin 07099, the other six digits being different each time. Two today and seven others over the last few days. Do not return these calls, it is a premium rate number scam costing (me) £0.23 each time I call back and are put through to what purports to be an Orange answer service. You incur the charge whether you leave a message or not. This has been confirmed by my online bill at Vodafone.co.uk and by Vodafone CS who say they have received quite a few calls regarding this.

    Cheers guys.
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    [Sep 24, 2006]
    Cheers for the heads up, wonder how they get the numbers.
    When I had my Orange phone I was forever getting sales calls, I accused them of selling my number on to 3rd parties as I don't get thi with o2!
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    I NEVER call numbers back, if I don't recognise them!
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    From what I can gather it's nothing to do with Orange.

    Basically your phone rings once so obviously you miss the call. You call back, it rings for a bit and then you get the 'This is the Orange answer service etc, leave a message' thing.

    I know a lot of people don't call back missed calls but I have to as it's my work number too. I also have quite a few employees who may not have credit. They ring once as a sort of 'call me' message.
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    [Sep 24, 2006]
    Same here, but thanks rich1068 for the heads up on this.
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    [Sep 24, 2006]
    Cheers for the wanring Rich.

    J.
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    Thanks bud.
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    [Sep 25, 2006]
    try here for the telephone preference service you can now add your mobile to it, fully read it first before signing up, i have only recieved one call since joining it and when i informed them that i had joined the scheme they appoligised and said that i would be removed asap from all of there data bases


    http://www.tpsonline.org.uk/tps/
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