Heads up! New cold call Scam? 01253 484024

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Found 16th May
I've just received a call on my mobile from a Blackpool landline number. 01253 484024. The lady took a few seconds for the call to click in then spoke that fast I couldn't understand. She also had an foreign accent as did all the other people I could hear in the background.

Asked if I am Mrs....... I didn't answer but asked her what she was calling about. She said she's calling to tell me my broadband prices are going down next month and all calls and messages are going to be free as well as extras. She made it sound super exciting! I asked her how she knew it was going to be cheaper? She said the same crap again. I said but how do you know, she then said she's part of the broadband company I am with. I said so what company is that then? And she said well you live in ....... so it's........ . I laughed slightly and she said you do live in ........ don't you? I said no and she hung up.
She tried getting me to confirm details of my personal information which I have to say she had it all correct. I didn't tell her that though.

I then rang my broadband company and asked them if they have a spoof/scam line that I can report it to and she gave me the number for action fraud. She said she thinks this is a new scam thing but as they were purporting to be from the same company it is a crime.

so I've just rang the action fraud line and reported the number and what happened. No doubt they will be ringing many people so don't confirm any details they have on you! Im not sure what she was planning on doing but I'm sure it was only going to be bad.

The number is 01253 484024 and nothing came up on google when I searched for it. Thought I'd give you all a heads up add it to your phone and block it.
I do sometimes get these kind of calls and normally just lead them on then block them but this was different. She was point blank pretending to be from my broadband company which is a lie.
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Same
Ooh, I like these calls you can have some right fun with them, but I never seem to get them it's almost disappointing sometimes I used to have hours of entertainment with them.
Dyslexic_Dog29 m ago

Ooh, I like these calls you can have some right fun with them, but I never …Ooh, I like these calls you can have some right fun with them, but I never seem to get them it's almost disappointing sometimes I used to have hours of entertainment with them.


Same lol
Also love it when they say ‘ can you just confirm your details?’ I ask what details they have for me, and I’ll confirm or otherwise.
Dyslexic_Dog3 h, 1 m ago

Ooh, I like these calls you can have some right fun with them, but I never …Ooh, I like these calls you can have some right fun with them, but I never seem to get them it's almost disappointing sometimes I used to have hours of entertainment with them.


this is my game as well. See how long before they clock on
Edited by: "andy186186" 16th May
If you have doubt within the first 30 seconds that you know it’s a scam or a cold call just pretend to be a superintendent at your local police station and they’ll never ring you again. Lol
Edited by: "n15hu" 16th May
Dyslexic_Dog3 h, 30 m ago

Ooh, I like these calls you can have some right fun with them, but I never …Ooh, I like these calls you can have some right fun with them, but I never seem to get them it's almost disappointing sometimes I used to have hours of entertainment with them.


I have to admit she hung up after a few minutes and I was abit gutted... wanted to have a little play
only calls i get on my landline are these type love em
If they ask for card details google credit card test numbers and give them one of them haha! They will seemingly be correct and then fail when they put them through
I always get too angry with them and they hang up way before we get to the taking details. I wish I had the patience of you guys
psychobitchfromhell1 h, 19 m ago

I always get too angry with them and they hang up way before we get to the …I always get too angry with them and they hang up way before we get to the taking details. I wish I had the patience of you guys


You really should try, you really can have some fun winding them up.
Dyslexic_Dog10 m ago

You really should try, you really can have some fun winding them up.


I know. I get as far as we've been informed you've had an accident and I can't help but say who told you
psychobitchfromhell38 m ago

I know. I get as far as we've been informed you've had an accident and I …I know. I get as far as we've been informed you've had an accident and I can't help but say who told you


You should ask which accident they're ringing about
I often get scammers on my landline claimimg they are from BT but after listening to me jabber on in Spanish to them for a bit they soon hang up! I have also got the dog to bark down the line at them a few times and left them hanging on while i 'look for my laptop' which I can never seem to find for them! So far, every one of them has given in and hung up on me but hopefully i have successfully wasted a bit of their time too!
Calls from Windows Maintenance Department can turn into several minutes of fun.
LeahsMintytoutou4 h, 28 m ago

I have to admit she hung up after a few minutes and I was abit gutted... …I have to admit she hung up after a few minutes and I was abit gutted... wanted to have a little play


Sorry I’m confused. Was this the scam call or a sex line?




shadey1228 m ago

You should ask which accident they're ringing about


tried that and they hang up.
Sticks140 m ago

I often get scammers on my landline claimimg they are from BT but after …I often get scammers on my landline claimimg they are from BT but after listening to me jabber on in Spanish to them for a bit they soon hang up! I have also got the dog to bark down the line at them a few times and left them hanging on while i 'look for my laptop' which I can never seem to find for them! So far, every one of them has given in and hung up on me but hopefully i have successfully wasted a bit of their time too!


Like it
Biddy234 m ago

Sorry I’m confused. Was this the scam call or a sex line?


Biddy!!!!!!! I would never need a sex line when I have you!
LeahsMintytoutou3 m ago

I would never need a sex line when I have you!



Oh my. That’s how rumours start, Leah.
psychobitchfromhell33 m ago

tried that and they hang up.


It's hit n miss sometimes you get ones that will chat crap for ages.. or wait while you "find something" ect.. I once got someone to hold for around ten minutes while I "answered the door" took them ten mins to hang up lol. Not as as good as a success rate as that in a while. I'll have to practice my bullsiiit skills
Biddy22 m ago

Oh my. That’s how rumours start, Leah.


You asked for it
LeahsMintytoutou6 m ago

You asked for it


Well, sometimes it’s better to just ask outright rather than beat around the bush.
Biddy27 m ago

Well, sometimes it’s better to just ask outright rather than beat around t …Well, sometimes it’s better to just ask outright rather than beat around the bush.


... beat around the bush... I'm saying nothing

ps night night I'll catch up with you tomorrow
Edited by: "LeahsMintytoutou" 17th May
LeahsMintytoutou4 m ago

... beat around the bush... I'm saying nothing ps …... beat around the bush... I'm saying nothing ps night night I'll catch up with you tomorrow




N’night.
Biddy216 m ago

Well, sometimes it’s better to just ask outright rather than beat around t …Well, sometimes it’s better to just ask outright rather than beat around the bush.


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2 or 3 different Blackpool numbers were doing the rounds a couple of years ago. These damn people make me so mad as unfortunately there's always a minority of innocent people that will still give out their personal details over the phone
psychobitchfromhell16th May

I know. I get as far as we've been informed you've had an accident and I …I know. I get as far as we've been informed you've had an accident and I can't help but say who told you


The last time I got one those "have you had an accident"?

I said: Yes, I ran over a nun and some kids, don't know how many as I was drunk.

I am hiding from the coppers till I sober up...

Can you take my case?
Edited by: "gcmarcal" 18th May
gcmarcal12 m ago

The last time I got one those "have you had an accident"? I said: Yes, I …The last time I got one those "have you had an accident"? I said: Yes, I run over a nun and some kids, don't know how may as I was drunk. I am hiding from the coppers till I sober up...Can you take my case?


might try that one
Dyslexic_Dog16th May

You really should try, you really can have some fun winding them up.



More chance of them winding you up! They have your telephone number to pass around for some jokers to call you 03:00 to get their own back.
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