Scam phone calls

Old_Sparky_RE

Old-Salt
I thought one of our governments had made cold calling illegal a few years ago?

I’m sick and tired of them. I get 2-3 every day.

unfortunately not illegal. Only after you have told the company to stop and they still call you, then you can go to Ofcom and Ofcom give‘s them a fine … if they can find them! But sending thousands of fines to India ain’t going to do out as they won’t pay and if the Indian police do get involved the police will take a bribe!! So it continues.
 

Old_Sparky_RE

Old-Salt
Last week we received our ‘Register To Vote’ conformation paperwork. On the print off it shows if you are on the list to have your details released to anyone who pays. That’s why for the last two months the long haired CO has been getting loads of over 50’s bumph through the door.

What you do is go the the gov web page given on the paperwork - tap in the two codes given and unsubscribe from the list.

[when doing this you have to confirm your nationality……. English is no longer a choice, I can be British but not English. So I ticked “Unknown”.]
 
I had a bit of fun with a 'Charming and friendly lady of West African Origin'
The phone went, an unknown, probably spoofed number, and I answered. The caller wanted my wife who hates phones, so I said 'Speaking', without making any attempt to change my voice. Now, I'm not Barry White, but I've never been mistaken for a laydee.

"I'm from de Postcode Lottery, and I'm pleased to tell you (unintelligible twaddle about supermarket discounts) and I need to ask you some questions so that you can benefit.
What is your age, is it between..."
"I'm 112 years old, y'know" I interjected, in a proud crone voice.
"112, Really? How wonderful........ I need a bank account number so that we can pay your winnings to you"

And that's where it got a bit sweary, and a few 'isms got aired, before it got swearier and I hung up.

Poor me, 112 and they still want to rip me off, the @';£$%^&*)(ts.
 

Joshua Slocum

LE
Book Reviewer
I have a smart phone, but do not give out the number to any one, its one used for asset tracking and close family
otherwise I use a Nokia brick for clients
unusually the sound was turned on the smart phone
it starts ringing with a London number
I answer on hands free
lots of pops and crackles, then a nice Indian lady speaks and tells me her name is Susannah
and proceeds to offer me an upgraded phone as my one is worn out ??
well it is a cheapo chines one
but how would she know
I told her I have no involvement in handset purchase as this is a Government handset and number
please contact the Foreign Office
much to my surprise she apologizes and said I would be removed from the list !!
being polite works
its back on silent now
and the home land line has its usual caustic message on its answerphone
 

anglo

LE
This make I laff

Walker & Samrand <marinos2@teiste.gr>
Sun 22/08/2021 15:48


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WALKER & SAMRAND ATTORNEYS
ATTORNEYS, NOTARIES AND CONVEYERNCERS
55 MORROS STREET, HATFIELD PRETORIA SOUTH AFRICA
Tel: + 27 84 986 4378. Email: walkersamrand@yandex.com

RE: NOTIFICATION OF BEQUEST:
Date: August 21TH 2021.

Attention: Beneficiary,

On behalf of the Trustees and Executor of the estate of Late Mr. Gordon
Stanley, I once again try to notify you as my earlier letters were
returned undelivered. I hereby attempt to reach you again through your email
address in the WILL. I wish to notify you that late Mr. Gordon Stanley made you
part beneficiary to his WILL. He left the sum of US$870.000.00 (Eight
Hundred and Seventy Thousand United States Dollars) to you in the
codicil and last testament to his WILL.

Being a widely traveled man, he must have been in contact with you
during his stay in Australia, Europe or America or simply you were nominated to
him by one of his numerous friends abroad who wished you good.

Mr. Gordon Stanley, until his death, was a member of the Ontario
Association of Food banks (OAFB) and African Farmers and Agricultural
Development Agency (AFADA). He was a very dedicated caregiver and a
Philanthropist who loved to guide and train the youths on how to become
successful farmers. His great philanthropy earned him numerous awards
during his lifetime. Late Mr. Gordon Stanley died on the 17th day of
March 2020 in South Africa at the age of 83 years and his WILL is now ready
for execution. According to him, this money is to support his love for
agriculture (May his soul rest with the Lord)

If I reach you as I am hopeful, please endeavor to contact me. Mr.
Morgan Samrand, on Telephone number + 27 84 986 4378. or on email:
walkersamrand@yandex.com as soon as possible. I hope to hear from you in
no distant date. Contact me immediately for directives on how to proceed
with the mailing of your bank guaranteed Cheque and the relevant documents
and more importantly, copy of his WILL TESTAMENT, which will assist you when
presenting the approved bank cheque to your bank.

Sincerely,

Barrister Morgan Samrand (ESQ)
(Walker & Samrand Attorneys).
 

RTU'd

LE
I was called by Virgin Media on work phone the other day.
Seems our IP address has been pinged as downloading illicit material.
The caller went on to say I was going to prison.

I asked would I get 3 meals a day & get to watch TV 24/7 if so was up for that.

A few more threats from caller then explained to them that our servers use a roaming VPN that changes our IP address every 30 seconds and that being an IT company we use both a software & hardware firewalls on the mainframe servers.

This only got doris even more keener to send me to prison.
So told her to send plod round and if not to feck off.
Her number was logged and then blocked by the company.

Very disappointed as I was looking forward to a few weeks leave at her majesty's pleasure
 
This make I laff

Walker & Samrand <marinos2@teiste.gr>
Sun 22/08/2021 15:48


--
WALKER & SAMRAND ATTORNEYS
ATTORNEYS, NOTARIES AND CONVEYERNCERS
55 MORROS STREET, HATFIELD PRETORIA SOUTH AFRICA
Tel: + 27 84 986 4378. Email: walkersamrand@yandex.com

RE: NOTIFICATION OF BEQUEST:
Date: August 21TH 2021.

Attention: Beneficiary,

On behalf of the Trustees and Executor of the estate of Late Mr. Gordon
Stanley, I once again try to notify you as my earlier letters were
returned undelivered. I hereby attempt to reach you again through your email
address in the WILL. I wish to notify you that late Mr. Gordon Stanley made you
part beneficiary to his WILL. He left the sum of US$870.000.00 (Eight
Hundred and Seventy Thousand United States Dollars) to you in the
codicil and last testament to his WILL.

Being a widely traveled man, he must have been in contact with you
during his stay in Australia, Europe or America or simply you were nominated to
him by one of his numerous friends abroad who wished you good.

Mr. Gordon Stanley, until his death, was a member of the Ontario
Association of Food banks (OAFB) and African Farmers and Agricultural
Development Agency (AFADA). He was a very dedicated caregiver and a
Philanthropist who loved to guide and train the youths on how to become
successful farmers. His great philanthropy earned him numerous awards
during his lifetime. Late Mr. Gordon Stanley died on the 17th day of
March 2020 in South Africa at the age of 83 years and his WILL is now ready
for execution. According to him, this money is to support his love for
agriculture (May his soul rest with the Lord)

If I reach you as I am hopeful, please endeavor to contact me. Mr.
Morgan Samrand, on Telephone number + 27 84 986 4378. or on email:
walkersamrand@yandex.com as soon as possible. I hope to hear from you in
no distant date. Contact me immediately for directives on how to proceed
with the mailing of your bank guaranteed Cheque and the relevant documents
and more importantly, copy of his WILL TESTAMENT, which will assist you when
presenting the approved bank cheque to your bank.

Sincerely,

Barrister Morgan Samrand (ESQ)
(Walker & Samrand Attorneys).
The b@stard said he was leaving it to me
 
Have you seen these reptiles splattered over Facebook ?

They offer to sort out your tax relief, when one partner pays tax and the other earns well under the threshold... I told my wife, she applied on the real HMRC site, and a few weeks later got back nearly a grand, plus about £250 off for evermore.

Took about 5 minutes..... they want your NI numbers, names, adresses, photocopies of driving license, utility bills etc.

These cnuts are harvesting all that extremely valuable (To scammers ) info, and for a quick cut'npaste of the details, charging the idiots £600.
 

tiv

LE
Just started getting calls from my local energy advisor from 020456888XX, the last two digits vary. Seems there is a problem with my loft insulation and they are keen to sort it out for me. Blocked and reported to TPS for all the good that will do.
 

Londo

LE
Just started getting calls from my local energy advisor from 020456888XX, the last two digits vary. Seems there is a problem with my loft insulation and they are keen to sort it out for me. Blocked and reported to TPS for all the good that will do.
Just had a new one for me . Caller phoned to say my PFI payment had been agreed upon and they just needed my bank details to process the payment .
Chinese sounding accent which makes a change from the normal Indian .
 
The NETSTAT scam is doing the rounds again. "Foreign IP addresses are using your internet connection"

Here's an explanation. One of the oldest scams in the book.

 

Londo

LE
The NETSTAT scam is doing the rounds again. "Foreign IP addresses are using your internet connection"

Here's an explanation. One of the oldest scams in the book.

I get about three a week of those or similar with microsoft and always seems to be 'Dave' from I presume Mumbai .
I normally effect an Indian accent and just say to them
" You sound like ladyboy"
They often get quite upset and shouty :-D
 
BT phoned me today to tell me my internet was slow, Asian girly of some persuasion.

I interrupted her to ask the colour of her underwear; my wife started tutting and 'tsking.

"Sorry? Pardon?"
"I said, 'What colour are your panties?'" I was going to add, 'Are you wearing any?' but she said 'SHUT UP!' loudly and hung up.
You try to show an interest, and it just gets chucked back in your face.

From the next room - "They're going to trace you."
 

endure

GCM
Just started getting calls from my local energy advisor from 020456888XX, the last two digits vary. Seems there is a problem with my loft insulation and they are keen to sort it out for me. Blocked and reported to TPS for all the good that will do.
I had a call from a similar number yesterday. I keep my Acme Thunderer by the phone for just such occasions :lol:
 

Old Stab

LE
Book Reviewer
I had a call from a similar number yesterday. I keep my Acme Thunderer by the phone for just such occasions :lol:
Yup...I had this last week.
Told them my loft was really well insulated with the silver backed foil type stuff as I grow my own cannabis up there, and it stops the police helicopter finding me with their thermal cameras.
 
Just had a new one for me . Caller phoned to say my PFI payment had been agreed upon and they just needed my bank details to process the payment .
Chinese sounding accent which makes a change from the normal Indian .
Kerr-ching!

It's the sound of a cash till, but it might have been his name , I suppose
 
BT phoned me today to tell me my internet was slow, Asian girly of some persuasion.

I interrupted her to ask the colour of her underwear; my wife started tutting and 'tsking.

"Sorry? Pardon?"
"I said, 'What colour are your panties?'" I was going to add, 'Are you wearing any?' but she said 'SHUT UP!' loudly and hung up.
You try to show an interest, and it just gets chucked back in your face.

From the next room - "They're going to trace you."
Nah, you gotta ask not 'what colour?' but 'How damp and what stains?'
That sorts the men from the boys, as it were..
 
I have had three this week Wed. 07:05hrs. Fri. 08:02 and today O8:35 C****S don't they know us retirees do not get up till after 09:00hrs
 
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