Bloody cold callers.

Just had a call and was one of the funniest I have had in a while... went like,,,

Operator: Hi, this is orange, we have chosen you to recieve a brand new phone due to your history with us. Can I take your full name and address please?
Me: I would love a new phone, but wouldn't you know my details? Having been with orange for a while?
Op: We need to check we are speaking to the right person, can I have your full name and address?
Me: You rang me though, so you would know who you're speaking too?
Op: I am afraid we need to be sure we are speaking to the right person, can you confirm the details please!
Me: Can I have a number I can call you back on, so I can be sure I am speakling to an orange staff member?
Op: Unfortunately we don't give our number out, for security reasons. Could you confirm the details please!
Me: I get a phone call from a NO number and then asked to give private details to someone I don't know. Right... Give me a number I can ring you back on and we can go from there.
Op: I haven't got time for games, suit yourself (hangs up).

No number when called, rang my business landline (which orange don't know, as phone is a personal mobile)... Who is going to be next to fall for this crap?

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I got myself an answer phone and simply put the following at the beginning of my message

"All calls to this number are screened before answering"

Have plenty of messages where the caller hangs up, straight away, in 6 months not had one cold caller that's left a message.

hahaha win for you - well done.

I guess lots of people fall for this type of call me I just don't answer any call that says "out of area" on the handset.

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mikebike

I guess lots of people fall for this type of call me I just don't answer … I guess lots of people fall for this type of call me I just don't answer any call that says "out of area" on the handset.



My landline redirects to my mobile (as I am out of the "office" a lot) and it's used for work, so I need to answer calls. This is probaby the first one I have had in 12 months, brightened up my day though

faevilangel

My landline redirects to my mobile (as I am out of the "office" a lot) … My landline redirects to my mobile (as I am out of the "office" a lot) and it's used for work, so I need to answer calls. This is probaby the first one I have had in 12 months, brightened up my day though



True I do smile when I get cold callers at the door going on about UPVC windows and I point out that mine are only two or three years old.

I had one of those the month my contract was due to run out.

I would guess that they knew you was with Orange and that it was from Orange they got your number.

I am now with a different service provider

I got one the other week.

OP; We're calling from Orange did you know you're due for an upgrade?
Me; No I'm not.
OP; I can assure you, you are, we can get a new smart phone to you for tomorrow.
Me; I know for a fact I'm not.
OP; Why, have you just upgraded.
Me; No, I work for Orange as a fraud investigator.

Buzz. . . . And they never called back !

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wonneil

I had one of those the month my contract was due to run out.I would guess … I had one of those the month my contract was due to run out.I would guess that they knew you was with Orange and that it was from Orange they got your number.I am now with a different service provider



Nah I think it's phones4u, as soon as I got my new phone, I was being called 10x a day offering me insurance and other stuff... Must be on their system as being due an upgrade, not sure when mine is due 14 months into a 24 month contract

steve1221

I got one the other week.OP; We're calling from Orange did you know … I got one the other week.OP; We're calling from Orange did you know you're due for an upgrade?Me; No I'm not.OP; I can assure you, you are, we can get a new smart phone to you for tomorrow.Me; I know for a fact I'm not.OP; Why, have you just upgraded.Me; No, I work for Orange as a fraud investigator.Buzz. . . . And they never called back !



thats ace!!

steve1221

I got one the other week.OP; We're calling from Orange did you know … I got one the other week.OP; We're calling from Orange did you know you're due for an upgrade?Me; No I'm not.OP; I can assure you, you are, we can get a new smart phone to you for tomorrow.Me; I know for a fact I'm not.OP; Why, have you just upgraded.Me; No, I work for Orange as a fraud investigator.Buzz. . . . And they never called back !


Fantastic!

steve1221

I got one the other week.OP; We're calling from Orange did you know … I got one the other week.OP; We're calling from Orange did you know you're due for an upgrade?Me; No I'm not.OP; I can assure you, you are, we can get a new smart phone to you for tomorrow.Me; I know for a fact I'm not.OP; Why, have you just upgraded.Me; No, I work for Orange as a fraud investigator.Buzz. . . . And they never called back !



Must remember that one for the future!! Thanks

steve1221

I got one the other week.OP; We're calling from Orange did you know … I got one the other week.OP; We're calling from Orange did you know you're due for an upgrade?Me; No I'm not.OP; I can assure you, you are, we can get a new smart phone to you for tomorrow.Me; I know for a fact I'm not.OP; Why, have you just upgraded.Me; No, I work for Orange as a fraud investigator.Buzz. . . . And they never called back !



Love it X)

steve1221

I got one the other week.OP; We're calling from Orange did you know … I got one the other week.OP; We're calling from Orange did you know you're due for an upgrade?Me; No I'm not.OP; I can assure you, you are, we can get a new smart phone to you for tomorrow.Me; I know for a fact I'm not.OP; Why, have you just upgraded.Me; No, I work for Orange as a fraud investigator.Buzz. . . . And they never called back !



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