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#470931 - 8th Feb 2011 7:43pm what do you think off this
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Today i had a foreign lady phone me on the landline, saying that she was phoning about me having problems with my laptop, The reason it may be running slow and saying i have a virus on my computer,all i have to do is go to a site called (TEAMSHARE) and download a file and it will show me what the virus is, and then they can fix the problem from there,apparently messages have been sent from my computer to theres,I werent sure if this was legit or not so told them i didnt have time to take the call, Is this normal because ive never been telephoned before?

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#470933 - 8th Feb 2011 7:51pm Re: what do you think off this [Re: vw_kyle]
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Smells like a scam to me.
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#470940 - 8th Feb 2011 7:59pm Re: what do you think off this [Re: vw_kyle]
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Don't use site they will get info off computor and god know's what they will do with it.never had that kind of phone call myself but to dodgy from sounds of it

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#470941 - 8th Feb 2011 8:01pm Re: what do you think off this [Re: vw_kyle]
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my mum got the same call last week, she said " that bad must be a stong virus cos i've never had a pc/laptop. now they ring saying we can help with your bills and they know her name as they ask for her by name, on her mobile or home phone, if anyone know how to stop this let me know, vw_kyle can i ask did you enter any sky comps as this only happen to her after she went on sky to win something.

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#470943 - 8th Feb 2011 8:11pm Re: what do you think off this [Re: vw_kyle]
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zippy,get your mum to get in touch with her phone company,bt, virgin who ever she is with they can block numbers for you . hope your mum gets it sorted .

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#470945 - 8th Feb 2011 8:18pm Re: what do you think off this [Re: vw_kyle]
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If you have the number they call you from Kyle/Zippy go on to whocallsme.com (sorry can't add a link on netbook) When you enter that number on the first page,it will show you who it is,what they want and what people are saying about them via a forum.

I'd say a definate scam though.
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#470947 - 8th Feb 2011 8:21pm Re: what do you think off this [Re: vw_kyle]
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she's with sky for home phone and vodafone for her mobile rang sky who said they can block with-held numbers at a cost £4 pound a month.

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#470951 - 8th Feb 2011 8:32pm Re: what do you think off this [Re: vw_kyle]
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will let her know and post numbers here if she's got them thanks peeps chris will look that up thanks mate.


Edited by zippy (8th Feb 2011 8:38pm)

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#470957 - 8th Feb 2011 8:40pm Re: what do you think off this [Re: vw_kyle]
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your welcome Zippy
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#470958 - 8th Feb 2011 8:40pm Re: what do you think off this [Re: vw_kyle]
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Zippy, no i havent entered any comps

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#470974 - 8th Feb 2011 9:15pm Re: what do you think off this [Re: vw_kyle]
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right got all the numbers 1) 07860003552 2) 08448569239 3) 447739319456 4) 07860004335 5) 01202560934 6) 1234482614 I've looked them up and they're from getaloanfast.co.uk and quid16.co.uk shes gets about one call of one of them everyday only just found this out now so mad. love to know where they get here numbers and name from.

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#470994 - 8th Feb 2011 10:13pm Re: what do you think off this [Re: vw_kyle]
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Just do what I do. Say "please hold", put the phone on the table and walk away. Go back in 5 minutes and they've gone. It might not stop them straight away but it costs them money and it's fun to mess with their heads. Eventually they'll give up laugh
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#471006 - 8th Feb 2011 10:38pm Re: what do you think off this [Re: vw_kyle]
CrocodileDundee
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Subscribe to the Telephone Preference Service TPS

Probably won't work but if not they are breaking the law and you can report them.
The phone call in the first place was a scam, had a few reports of this in work and had to de-virus a number of PCs. In future, hang up, don't answer any questions or give any info, just hang up!

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#471007 - 8th Feb 2011 10:38pm Re: what do you think off this [Re: vw_kyle]
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Companies sell on details,they say they don't but they do BT and British Gas (assholes) are the worst offenders.
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#471024 - 8th Feb 2011 11:35pm Re: what do you think off this [Re: vw_kyle]
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Telephone Preference Service doesn't apply to phonecalls coming from outside the UK - unfortunately nobody has come up with a way to plug this hole in the TPS.

They normally stop after the 5th unsuccessful conversation with you.
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