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Another Phone Scam

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by AJ, Feb 24, 2004.

  1. AJ

    AJ Administrator Administrator

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    OK guys, there's another one of those phone scams about. This is from a trusted source, so beware.

    There is currently a MOBILE PHONE SCAM whereby you receive a message saying 'Missed Call' showing the number 0709 020 3840. The last four numbers may vary but the first four numbers are always the same.

    If you call this number back, you will be charged £50 (fifty pounds) per minute!

    People have complained about their phone bills but apparently this is completely legal.

    The message was recently sent to all staff at Kodak and it has been checked out, several people in Little Chalfont have already been caught by this scam.

    So beware - DO NOT CALL back numbers beginning with 0709.
     
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  2. SimonV

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    I NEVER call back a missed number unless I know who it is, but then again I don't really give out my mobile number to many people. I bet others that use a mobile for business are easily getting caught out by this.

    Thanks for the heads-up AJ :D
     
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  3. Phil
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    Phil Gigabyte Poster

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    I've recently done some research into this so I know a bit more about it. If
    anyone wants any further information, feel free to give me a call on 0709
    990 177799.

    :wink:
     
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  4. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    :lol: @Phil - good gag, Mate - did you and AJ set this up as part of your routine ???? :oops:

    Seriously, cheers AJ - its amazing the stuff they come out with :evil: Thanks for the nod on that :thumbleft
     
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  5. flex22

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    Gag :?: eh, I've been lsitening to Mozart's third movement all afternoon
    :cry:
     
  6. AJ

    AJ Administrator Administrator

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    Gav - as if I would do such a thing to you upstanding people within this forum. I feel hurt that you fel so little of me.

    But hey, wish I had. At £50/min I can afford to laugh :lol:

    :yep
     
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  7. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    Sorry, AJ - didn't mean to slur your post.

    I was just commenting on Phil's witty reply :roll:
     
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  8. AJ

    AJ Administrator Administrator

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    No probs Gav, just call me on 0709 *********

    :D
     
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  9. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    :hhhmmm Been trying you for the last 20 min, AJ - you not answering ???

    :wink: :)
     
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