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    i just had the strangest phone call!!

    got a call from "david smith" of asian origin who called to ask me if my pc was ok now re my recent issues? never had an issue with my pc and told him so, he then told me he was from technical department with internet provider and named aol,talktalk,bt everything but the provider i am with! again said he had to get details from me to be able to update records of my recent complaint, i told him i had no issues again and he hung up on me!
    now am i right in thinking this was a scam to get info from me??

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    yes...

    Banned

    mum had this with someone pretending to be from sky to confirm "some details"

    scam

    Probably needs details to send your win from the Nigerian Lottery! :thumbsup:

    Tell him everything. ;-)

    http://www.e4.com/media/75E95E4F-1A70-43EA-A1D7-57BE5076CAF6_extra.jpg

    can you get his phone no. using 1471?

    Original Poster

    cannyscot;6289542

    Probably needs details to send your win from the Nigerian Lottery! … Probably needs details to send your win from the Nigerian Lottery! :thumbsup:Tell him everything. ;-)



    lmao:-D

    Original Poster

    snowtiger;6289551

    can you get his phone no. using 1471?



    ehh no :?

    George Agdgdgwngo....?!

    I had one today about making a will.

    I had something very similar the other day, I didn't catch his name but he was on about my PC maintenance and needing details, I just hung up on him because I guessed it was some kind of scam, must be doing the rounds, something to watch out for.

    Original Poster

    kadge;6289618

    I had something very similar the other day, I didn't catch his name but … I had something very similar the other day, I didn't catch his name but he was on about my PC maintenance and needing details, I just hung up on him because I guessed it was some kind of scam, must be doing the rounds, something to watch out for.



    def but lucky i wasnt having a blonde moment and told him nothing!!

    yeah its a good scam.
    My windows based laptops were running slow and he could connect to them to make them faster.
    shame there running ubuntu...And i work for the isp's tech support haha

    akme;6289632

    yeah its a good scam.My windows based laptops were running slow and he … yeah its a good scam.My windows based laptops were running slow and he could connect to them to make them faster.shame there running ubuntu...And i work for the isp's tech support haha


    Was it Running Ubuntu who called you too?

    cannyscot;6289658

    Was it Running Ubuntu who called you too?



    nope..he was asian and running windows so sadly he couldnt speed up my internets

    I had the same problem as well I just hung up on them!!!!!

    I just called the Telephone Preference Service as I am Registered with them 0n 01792454180 it costs me about £35 per year and I have my number and my Mum and Dads plus my Wife's Parents number and if I get a suspect number I just give them a call and they investigate and get my details removed from any call lists that the scammers use

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    Jumpingphil;6289910

    I thought the TPS were free.:?



    Some are but I have tried them and for £35 a year this one is great I prehaps get one bad call a month now and to be honest it is I think worth it for 3 households

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    Jumpingphil;6289910

    I thought the TPS were free.:?



    Been scammed obviously, don't think the TPS have access to scammers phone lists :roll: :whistling:

    Original Poster

    thanks for your input guys and gals, will look into tps service. just glad my head was screwed on enough not to give any info.
    the only thing that p****d me off was that he put the phone down on me!!!!! grrrrrr:x :x

    TPS etc can't do anything about calls that originate outside the UK

    Paddy_o_furniture;6290275

    TPS etc can't do anything about calls that originate outside the UK



    Well I asked the question of the service I use and they are in process of bringing this online how they do it I don't know but we shall see

    I know this much you hung up so you'll never know ! :thinking:

    How are ya by the way xx
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