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    WARNING - insurance scam

    I purchased the w300i with 11 months free line rental. About half hour after putting my sim card in I recieved a call from a woman claiming to be from the 1 month free insurance that you get with all the new phones. She asked me for my name, address then my credit card details. I refused to give them then she hung up. I rang e2save to ask whether it was them who called me - they said there are scammers trying to get peoples credit card numbers - they buy a phone then work out the last 150 phone numbers up and down from theirs (dispactched sequentially) then ring pretending to be from the insurance but want your credit card details. Please rate this post to prevent others potentially being scammed.

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    nice bit of awareness ... top post !!

    andover_boy;1493200

    nice bit of awareness ... top post !!



    +1

    Not a deal.. should be in Misc.

    Thanks for the warming kkalami

    As ever, never confirm or offer any details from an unsolicited call.

    Ask the caller for a contact number & ring them back (if you wish to).

    Those that cannot give you a number ("...it's a call centre & we don't have incoming calls.." etc) can write to you at the contact (e-mail, or postal) address you previously provided.

    BFN,

    fp.

    I had two calls yesterday with number withheld after having my E2Save 02 contract started yesterday. I presumed that E2Save had given my number out to people (or worse still sold it) and was going to complain to them....however, you could be right and they could have guessed the new numbers.

    I had another call today - but I missed that.

    So when O2 did ring today to see if I was happy with everything I was really cautious - especially when he asked for my account password. The bloke from O2 said that if it happens again then take their number and report it to them.

    Searcher2;1493577

    I had two calls yesterday with number withheld after having my E2Save 02 … I had two calls yesterday with number withheld after having my E2Save 02 contract started yesterday. I presumed that E2Save had given my number out to people (or worse still sold it) and was going to complain to them....however, you could be right and they could have guessed the new numbers.I had another call today - but I missed that.So when O2 did ring today to see if I was happy with everything I was really cautious - especially when he asked for my account password. The bloke from O2 said that if it happens again then take their number and report it to them.



    Even in this case I would have asked for a contact name & number, and rung O2 back before offering any details.

    Although you may be opposed to this, and I certainly would treat such a call as an intrusion if I were to receive it, why not call the numbers above & below your own & ask them if they have also received similar calls to you. Offer them your mobile number & ask them to call you back to verify your research. Then report your findings back to O2.

    BFN,

    fp.

    Thanks for the warning.

    My friend had someone call him but he is quite smart. After 5 minutes of giving false details he had got the womans hopes up. I heard the convo recorded on his phone and her tone perked up like you would not believe. He then said thank god i have wasted 5 mins of your time that you could have scammed someone else with.

    Thought it was a good way to deal with it

    nipperkipper;1494429

    Thanks for the warning.My friend had someone call him but he is quite … Thanks for the warning.My friend had someone call him but he is quite smart. After 5 minutes of giving false details he had got the womans hopes up. I heard the convo recorded on his phone and her tone perked up like you would not believe. He then said thank god i have wasted 5 mins of your time that you could have scammed someone else with.Thought it was a good way to deal with it





    Reminds me of a fishing expedition a recruitment agent went on with me once when I had applied for a role that, during the initial seconds of our conversation, I found did not exist; the agent was just letting people call him to extract contact details for sourcing a route into organisations; "...Oh you've worked at XYZ... did you work for George MadeUpName?..." to which you are expected to reply "...No... it was Frank Thingymabob..." Then as soon as you put the telephone down the agent rings Frank & asks if he has any positions he needs filling.

    Anyway, to cut a long narrative short, I fed the agent loads of duff information, and five minutes after the call ended, one of his colleagues rang back & asked if I had Frank's number as they knew I worked at XYZ & couldn't get hold of him for a great job opportunity.

    I mean... give me at least some credit of intelligence... leave it until the next day at least!

    BFN,

    fp.

    I like to keep nuisance callers hanging on for things and playing along a bit.

    Once one said "I think you're wasting my time" and I did a 5 minute monolouge about how much time I'd wasted actually getting up to answer the call then be polite to him and then have to explain that THEY are wasting my time. He didn't appreciate it but held on all of the way through.

    My wife and I managed to keep a cold call for a cheap mobile phone deal on the line for 45 mins, I even managed to go out and pick up our kebabs.:-D

    How I laughed when he said that they would invoice me for wasting their time.:-D

    cbr900rrt;1495717

    My wife and I managed to keep a cold call for a cheap mobile phone deal … My wife and I managed to keep a cold call for a cheap mobile phone deal on the line for 45 mins, I even managed to go out and pick up our kebabs.:-DHow I laughed when he said that they would invoice me for wasting their time.:-D



    It was a customer care call.

    You were the customer & didn't care

    If he'd just spoken to one of you he may well have called it a one-care call.

    It wasn't you fault that you'd ordered Kebabs... if he'd let you know he was going to ring in advance you could have made sure you were in, no... out, no... in, no... out.

    Hokey Cokey... I'll stop now...
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