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Old 31-08-2010, 21:59   #1
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Been getting quite a few mysterious calls lately, when i dial 1471 the number i get is 00000000000 (can't remember exactly how many but it's all zero's), anyone know about this at all

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Old 31-08-2010, 22:05   #2
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Re: mysterious calls

This is quite weird, but i cant help you with this.
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Old 31-08-2010, 22:05   #3
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Re: mysterious calls

Would you not phone the company and see if they have a no registered that is phoning you or is that possible
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Old 31-08-2010, 22:24   #4
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Re: mysterious calls

I've had this before...ive answered once and its supposedly a company trying to settle my debts. usually an asian/offshore accent. i suspect its a scam as they dont even know who lives at our house...they just ask for names of random people
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Re: mysterious calls

You're not alone:

http://whocallsme.com/Phone-Number.aspx/00000000000/6
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OK cheers for that
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Re: mysterious calls

It's companies, usually marketing spoofing the caller ID in an attempt to get around people with anon caller reject
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Re: mysterious calls

I wonder if those are the ones on my caller ID that say "out of area"?
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Re: mysterious calls

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I wonder if those are the ones on my caller ID that say "out of area"?
Some calls from those VOIP providers like BT who use weird area codes come up as that too
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It's companies, usually marketing spoofing the caller ID in an attempt to get around people with anon caller reject
Yeah, I think most are foreign too.

We're on TPS and we get a few. The most common one is a recorded message about how I've won a cruise and to press 3 (I think) if I want to claim it. When you dial 1471 it comes back as a load of zero's.

I had another where it was an Indian guy who said he worked for Sky ringing because their was a fault with our box. He asked if I could just confirm my name, address and account number. I strung him along for a while before breaking it to him gently that I don't have Sky and he just hung up. I suspect it was one of the fake Sky warranty / repair scams that have been around for a while.
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that site is quite funny. one of the comments says it was a lady from Microsoft saying her PC is sending out virus. haha.
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Re: mysterious calls

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I wonder if those are the ones on my caller ID that say "out of area"?
I used to get this on BT when my friend in the US phoned. With VM it displays the intl number
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Re: mysterious calls

Iv had similar but the number given is 049
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Re: mysterious calls

Also had a silent call from 049 recently. My parents also had a silent call from a number beginning 06 a day or so ago. The US are now passing laws making the use of spoofed numbers illegal. The sooner we follow suit the better
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Also had a silent call from 049 recently. My parents also had a silent call from a number beginning 06 a day or so ago.
we got one of these about 2 years ago as fed up with these types of calls as they originate outside the UK and not covered by TPS. Never had any issues since http://www.truecall.co.uk/ not cheap i will admit but for peace and quiet, well worth it.
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