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Re: Mobile Phone Cons
« Reply #15 on: 29 March 2021, 14:13:19 »

When I get one of these calls there is always a delay before they speak + you can hear other scammers in the background it's a dead giveaway , had one last week who rang on the house phone & asked " who am I speaking to" , who do you want it to be pal was my reply you rang me ? He hung up without saying another word.
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Re: Mobile Phone Cons
« Reply #16 on: 29 March 2021, 14:32:14 »

As I said when I 1st posted, what are they hopeing to gain.

We know these calls are a scam

They know its a scam.

We all have insurance companies to deal with our car accident scams

Plus on top of all this I thought "Cold Calling" was illegal now?
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« Reply #17 on: 29 March 2021, 14:43:28 »

Plus on top of all this I thought "Cold Calling" was illegal now?

It is, but I think the Indian police have bigger fish to fry.

There is no way to stop it really. You can let all your calls go to answering machine and leave a message saying, 'Hi I screen my calls, if you want a call back, leave a message'.

I argued with one last week, claiming he was from Carphone Warehouse. I told him he wasn't, be he was so insistent. I said, well delete my number and stop phoning me. He replied, I can't unless I get a sale. I pointed out that if he was CPW, he would have to comply to my legal request. I also pointed out, I don't believe your name, your company or your phone number. What makes you think I'm going to give you any of my details?
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Re: Mobile Phone Cons
« Reply #18 on: 29 March 2021, 14:54:53 »

I doubt call centre factories in Bangalore give a flying monkey shit about the legality of what they do.

They possibly use them for staff training courses as part of the induction process into genuine corporate call centres, although I doubt it.

As for the why... it depends on the type of scam, but basically to get your money into their pockets either by making you pay for summat you'll never receive or to make use of something that you've already paid for or harvesting your data and selling it to the highest bidders such as global conglomerates or any company that wants your data but can't 'legally' get it without your permission.
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Re: Mobile Phone Cons
« Reply #19 on: 29 March 2021, 20:16:40 »

A lot of calls in the past have come through on a local STD code and for the sake of wondering who it was they got answered, when they have an accent I allways get inquisitive and ask where they are from, and ask then , where are you calling from.  Was gobsmaked when one lad said he was calling from Mumbai and using my local STD code. :-\
Number spoofing has been used for quite a while now. Despite what these so called 'street wise' people who have been conned say, I reckon you'd have to be a bit retarded to fall for any of these scams.
When sending a GSM SMS, you actually include the sender ID as part of the message.  Now most phones dont allow you to adjust this, but any proper SMS application certainly does.

So beyond trivial to spoof text messages
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Re: Mobile Phone Cons
« Reply #20 on: 29 March 2021, 20:20:28 »

As I said when I 1st posted, what are they hopeing to gain.
British public are stupid.

They only need a handful to believe them to make it worthwhile.

And the British public are stupid.


It clearly is working for them, else these would slowly dry up.


Oh, and the British public are pretty gullible. And stupid.
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Re: Mobile Phone Cons
« Reply #21 on: 29 March 2021, 20:21:46 »

A lot of calls in the past have come through on a local STD code and for the sake of wondering who it was they got answered, when they have an accent I allways get inquisitive and ask where they are from, and ask then , where are you calling from.  Was gobsmaked when one lad said he was calling from Mumbai and using my local STD code. :-\
Number spoofing has been used for quite a while now. Despite what these so called 'street wise' people who have been conned say, I reckon you'd have to be a bit retarded to fall for any of these scams.
When sending a GSM SMS, you actually include the sender ID as part of the message.  Now most phones dont allow you to adjust this, but any proper SMS application certainly does.

So beyond trivial to spoof text messages
Maybe, but Skruntie said calls, and any scam call centre worth it's salt can easily do that.
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Re: Mobile Phone Cons
« Reply #22 on: 29 March 2021, 20:24:11 »

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Re: Mobile Phone Cons
« Reply #23 on: 29 March 2021, 20:26:57 »

A lot of calls in the past have come through on a local STD code and for the sake of wondering who it was they got answered, when they have an accent I allways get inquisitive and ask where they are from, and ask then , where are you calling from.  Was gobsmaked when one lad said he was calling from Mumbai and using my local STD code. :-\
Number spoofing has been used for quite a while now. Despite what these so called 'street wise' people who have been conned say, I reckon you'd have to be a bit retarded to fall for any of these scams.
When sending a GSM SMS, you actually include the sender ID as part of the message.  Now most phones dont allow you to adjust this, but any proper SMS application certainly does.

So beyond trivial to spoof text messages
Maybe, but Skruntie said calls, and any scam call centre worth it's salt can easily do that.
Indeed. But I was getting across even little jonny can do it from his bedroom whilst mummy thinks he's doing his homework :)
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Re: Mobile Phone Cons
« Reply #24 on: 29 March 2021, 20:29:07 »

A lot of calls in the past have come through on a local STD code and for the sake of wondering who it was they got answered, when they have an accent I allways get inquisitive and ask where they are from, and ask then , where are you calling from.  Was gobsmaked when one lad said he was calling from Mumbai and using my local STD code. :-\
Number spoofing has been used for quite a while now. Despite what these so called 'street wise' people who have been conned say, I reckon you'd have to be a bit retarded to fall for any of these scams.
When sending a GSM SMS, you actually include the sender ID as part of the message.  Now most phones dont allow you to adjust this, but any proper SMS application certainly does.

So beyond trivial to spoof text messages
Maybe, but Skruntie said calls, and any scam call centre worth it's salt can easily do that.
Indeed. But I was getting across even little jonny can do it from his bedroom whilst mummy thinks he's doing his homework :)
There are lots of things little Jonny can do in his bedroom, unbeknown to his mummy  ;D
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Re: Mobile Phone Cons
« Reply #25 on: 29 March 2021, 20:39:04 »

Come again :o
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Re: Mobile Phone Cons
« Reply #26 on: 30 March 2021, 13:10:00 »

A lot of calls in the past have come through on a local STD code and for the sake of wondering who it was they got answered, when they have an accent I allways get inquisitive and ask where they are from, and ask then , where are you calling from.  Was gobsmaked when one lad said he was calling from Mumbai and using my local STD code. :-\
Number spoofing has been used for quite a while now. Despite what these so called 'street wise' people who have been conned say, I reckon you'd have to be a bit retarded to fall for any of these scams.
When sending a GSM SMS, you actually include the sender ID as part of the message.  Now most phones dont allow you to adjust this, but any proper SMS application certainly does.

So beyond trivial to spoof text messages
Maybe, but Skruntie said calls, and any scam call centre worth it's salt can easily do that.
Indeed. But I was getting across even little jonny can do it from his bedroom whilst mummy thinks he's doing his homework :)
There are lots of things little Jonny can do in his bedroom, unbeknown to his mummy  ;D

Yes. But most of them end up as a 'sticky mess'.... 8)
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Re: Mobile Phone Cons
« Reply #27 on: 30 March 2021, 16:52:52 »

As I said when I 1st posted, what are they hopeing to gain.
British public are stupid.

They only need a handful to believe them to make it worthwhile.

And the British public are stupid.


It clearly is working for them, else these would slowly dry up.


Oh, and the British public are pretty gullible. And stupid.

Credit where it's due TB, you had the opportunity to answer bluntly and curtly, but no, you took the extra time to make sure that your reply was both articulate and finessed. Well done.  :y  :)  .................... ;D
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Re: Mobile Phone Cons
« Reply #28 on: 30 March 2021, 17:23:17 »

As I said when I 1st posted, what are they hopeing to gain.
British public are stupid.

They only need a handful to believe them to make it worthwhile.

And the British public are stupid.


It clearly is working for them, else these would slowly dry up.


Oh, and the British public are pretty gullible. And stupid.

Yes, all regrettably correct TB :y

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« Reply #29 on: 30 March 2021, 17:56:16 »

Credit where it's due TB, you had the opportunity to answer bluntly and curtly, but no, you took the extra time to make sure that your reply was both articulate and finessed. Well done.  :y  :)  .................... ;D
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