Scam alert - 079... numbers

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  1. WoodYouLike

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    Just to inform you 'they are at it again' - calling you (landline or mobile) and when you answer (or the answer machine kicks in) disconnecting.

    If you have number recognition you'll see a number resembling a mobile number, but it isn't! The number starts with 079.....
    and when you're curious and call them back you'll get a strange message and later more than normal call-charges on your phone bill

    Happen to my mobile various time a few months ago, but these sc*m bags have found another way: calling during the night!
    (Suppose you have a sick relative etc, it'll scare the hell out of you - phone ringing in the middle of the night!)
     
  2. Steve

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    Of course, I'd just send the number a text message to ask who it was! The only person I answer the phone to late at night is UK monitoring - I have their numbers stored so I know its them.
     
  3. Nige F

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    Maybe it`s daytime where they`re ringing from :confused: ..I`m so anti-social I don`t answer or return ANY calls :evil:
     
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    Got this in an e-mail today:


    Subject: Lottery Syndicate Winner
    Date: 13/08/2007 16:58:31 GMT Standard Time
    From: onlinedrawss1@san.rr.com

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    Telephone : +44 70457 11968
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    Anyone who wants to claim it on my behalf is more than welcome :LOL: :LOL:
     
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    good work make sure scams and rip off are up dated every-day ,watch your self at plumbcenter if you open the box you own the content.more grassing on scams :evil: :evil: please
     
  7. Soggy_weetabix

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    See my work at www.419eater.com in the letter archive.

    Shiver.
     
  8. breezer

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    more info about waht numbers REALLY cost clicky
     
  9. JohnD

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    I don't see 079 on there.
     
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    079xx xxxxxx is a mobile number?
     
  11. Spark123

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    iirc 079 is a forwarding number, the company which forwards the number takes a slice of cost of the call for forwarding the call.
     
  12. confidentincompetent

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    :eek:
    Oh dear! My mobile no starts with 079..... :confused:

    It's not meeee honest :LOL:
     
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    I was thinking of 070 numbers which are "Personal Numbers" :oops:
     
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    Wot are them then ? :LOL:
     
  15. breezer

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    a number you can re direct yourself to anywhere you like, also they can "spell" a name using the phone keypad

    i.e 070 2733937 spells breezer
     

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