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So far today, I have had five calls to my landline all with recorded messages purporting to be from my internet service provider (though they don't name them) saying that there has been illegal activity on my internet connection, that I will be disconnected within 24 to 48 hours and to press 1 to speak to a 'technical director'. Before this morning, I never had such a call so I can't help wondering why it has just started now.

 

Now, I knew this was a [problem] but I phoned my ISP anyway just to report it to them as they also provide the phone service - all they suggested was that I block the number. Unfortunately, each time the displayed number has been completely different so I think that it is safe to assume that the numbers are being spoofed and therefore, it would be a waste of time blocking the numbers even if I had the facility to do so.

 

I am already registered with the TPS and I just checked that my number is still on their database.

 

I don't really understand why I am being targeted all of a sudden and wondered if anybody else had experienced these calls and what, if anything, can be done about them.

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Everyone......its a s c a m...dont fall for it.

 

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tps doesnt apply to sc@mmers phoning from abroad using auto diallers that change number everytime they ring.

 

I quite like winding them up by saying yes i'm doing it on purpose..go on then stop me..

 

 

 


please don't hit Quote...just type we know what we said earlier..

 

if everyone stopped blindly paying DCA's tomorrow

the biggest financial industry in the UK, DCA;s would collapse overnight.

 

 

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Yes, thanks for pointing that out! I did say that I knew that it was a s-c-a-m but that word was edited out for some reason - a bit strange given the nature of this website.

 

If it was a person phoning, I would enjoy giving them a hard time one way or another but there isn't much you can do to annoy a recording.

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the issue with using that word is if its directly used with a company accusing them of be a ….. it is libellous

and the site and the individual stating it can be open to legal problems even if its a true statement.


please don't hit Quote...just type we know what we said earlier..

 

if everyone stopped blindly paying DCA's tomorrow

the biggest financial industry in the UK, DCA;s would collapse overnight.

 

 

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Okay, but be that as it may, it is still possible, as you and others have done, to spell it out differently. I wouldn't have thought that the law would be concerned about spelling and grammar.

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I like to string them along as it is their time that is being wasted. the time they spend being mucked about by me could be used to rip off several other unsuspecting people.

Like I say to CS people who do their best to be unhelpful, I am retired and have all day to bother them

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It isn't easy to string along a recorded message.

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press 5 you get a human.

 

dx


please don't hit Quote...just type we know what we said earlier..

 

if everyone stopped blindly paying DCA's tomorrow

the biggest financial industry in the UK, DCA;s would collapse overnight.

 

 

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I don't listen to the messages long enough to hear any options but do you think it is a good idea to acknowledge the calls in any way by pressing numbers?

 

A bit like replying to spam or saying, 'I'm gullible - keep a note of my number for future use'.

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only if you want to wind them up...or waste their time thus protecting those more vulnerable


please don't hit Quote...just type we know what we said earlier..

 

if everyone stopped blindly paying DCA's tomorrow

the biggest financial industry in the UK, DCA;s would collapse overnight.

 

 

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Please use the quote system, So everyone will know what your referring too, thank you ...

 

 

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IMHO if you are going to pay £60 you might as wel pay £100

get a truecall box then it'll work with any phone

 

best £100 I ever spent in 2006

 

dx

 


please don't hit Quote...just type we know what we said earlier..

 

if everyone stopped blindly paying DCA's tomorrow

the biggest financial industry in the UK, DCA;s would collapse overnight.

 

 

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