WikiWirral is where great friendships are made.
Forum Stats
12223 Members
65 Forums
72737 Topics
980369 Posts
25 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
93 registered (11kendo, 16 invisible), 1823 Guests and 177 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
On-street parking charges dropped 432
TS Indefatigable 402
Patio work 309
vet fees 264
Hezballah 237
Sea Shepherd 219
Seeking old pictures of Egerton Street area, Birkenhead 110
Re sizing 79
Am I missing something ? 66
TV wall mount wanted. 56
New General Forums
Ice in the 1800's
by granny
Yesterday at 09:47 PM
Am I missing something ?
by dizdazdoz
16th Feb 2017 12:46pm
Valentines Day---Help From The Ladies
by fish5133
10th Feb 2017 7:35pm
Happy BirthdaY
by Vanmanone
10th Feb 2017 2:51am
New Wirral History
Seeking old pictures of Egerton Street area, Birkenhead
by yoller
19th Feb 2017 7:53pm
TS Indefatigable
by granny
18th Feb 2017 3:32pm
RIP : Chris Kay
by granny
31st Aug 2016 9:25am
Children's home on the Overchurch
by xleahx
26th Apr 2011 7:01pm
Stanlow Abbey
by ghostly1
4th Dec 2008 10:09pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
fireworks on the Mersey last night
Hadlow train station
Topic Replies
Internet Explorer Not Working
by diggingdeeper
Today at 02:39 AM
Changes to bin collections
by fish5133
Yesterday at 11:14 PM
TV wall mount wanted.
by j_demo
Yesterday at 09:32 PM
Samick Greg Bennett UK50 Ukulele
by kenmo52
Yesterday at 07:44 PM
TS Indefatigable
by granny
Yesterday at 06:11 PM
Patio work
by steamfan
Yesterday at 09:51 AM
Missing
by granny
20th Feb 2017 11:10pm
Stanlow Abbey
by techgran
20th Feb 2017 9:07pm
2x Brit Floyd tickets 3rd March City entrance
by ambersmum
20th Feb 2017 6:35pm
February
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Lion Salt Works/Weaver Hall Museum
by venice
19th Feb 2017 12:19pm
Wirral TUC Meeting re Update on Wallasey CLP Suspe
by RUDEBOX
13th Feb 2017 8:50pm
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#748292 - 7th Dec 2012 10:03am Phone call : Refund Warning
davew3 Offline
Forum Guide

Registered: 16th Jun 2009
Posts: 1024
Loc: Wirral
Must be a new scam on the go, today I had a phone call, saying that I had a refund and if I didn't press 5 to speak to one of their advisers the value of the refund could go down and the nice touch is , if this refund doesn't apply to you press 9 to exit, so please be careful, If I had any refunds on the go then I would know.


Edited by Mark (7th Dec 2012 7:00pm)
Edit Reason: renamed

Top
Lost - Stolen Items : Advertising
Click me for more Information......

* * * Julie : LED Lights Supplied and Fitted Free * * *
Now Advertise with WikiWirral.
WikiWirral stats 35,000 Page Views a Day +500 Search Engines.. Click Me
#748299 - 7th Dec 2012 10:31am Re: Phone call : Refund Warning [Re: davew3]
mikethetrainman Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 22nd Apr 2011
Posts: 1421
Loc: west kirby (wiki kirby)
Thanks dave for the warning..cheers mike.

Top
#748315 - 7th Dec 2012 11:46am Re: Phone call : Refund Warning [Re: davew3]
movingtables Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 9th Jul 2011
Posts: 125
Loc: Prenton
So... what happens if you press 5 or 9 ?
you didnt say.
do you get charged and if so do you know how much?

cheers.

Top
#748326 - 7th Dec 2012 12:57pm Re: Phone call : Refund Warning [Re: davew3]
Dolphin123 Offline
Member

Registered: 3rd Jul 2012
Posts: 69
Loc: Wirral
A phone call like that some one could connect you to some distant part of the world and have huge costs as has been done many times before best policy to ignore it.

Top
#748328 - 7th Dec 2012 1:02pm Re: Phone call : Refund Warning [Re: davew3]
stu6278 Offline
Member

Registered: 20th Sep 2010
Posts: 73
Loc: New Brighton
We've been getting these almost daily for over a year. It's usually an automated messsage about PPI refunds. I've sometimes pressed '5' to continue (just to waste a bit of their time laugh ) and it just goes through to a call centre somewhere. Never been charged for it.

The thing about the time limit before the amount goes down just sounds like a new tactic their using to hook the gullible.


Edited by stu6278 (7th Dec 2012 1:03pm)

Top
#748340 - 7th Dec 2012 1:54pm Re: Phone call : Refund Warning [Re: davew3]
davew3 Offline
Forum Guide

Registered: 16th Jun 2009
Posts: 1024
Loc: Wirral
I never try these numbers, as even if they don't charge you they could be harvesting your telephone number for other things, so it's just a warning, being xmas they will be trying all sorts to get your money.

Top
#748370 - 7th Dec 2012 4:30pm Re: Phone call : Refund Warning [Re: davew3]
saltytom Online   content
Old Hand

Registered: 23rd May 2011
Posts: 350
Loc: WALLASEY
Just registar for TPS on your phone if BT 0845 0700707 it is an automated service.Other providers have there own systems.
This stops most of these calls

Top
#748417 - 7th Dec 2012 7:12pm Re: Phone call : Refund Warning [Re: davew3]
kendo Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 27th Dec 2010
Posts: 139
Loc: Wallasey
From my experience, if you don't press any buttons it quickly disconnects as I was trying to waste some of there money, it was also for compensation I was due!!

Top
#748599 - 8th Dec 2012 2:17pm Re: Phone call : Refund Warning [Re: davew3]
davew3 Offline
Forum Guide

Registered: 16th Jun 2009
Posts: 1024
Loc: Wirral
Yay it's my turn to get the scams, just had " Microsoft is saying your computer is having problems" and can you please turn your computer on and we will fix it, took me 10 mins to find that I don't have a computer , my son must have took it away to get it repaired, leaves a nice slot for them to ring me back at a later date, oy vey.


Edited by davew3 (8th Dec 2012 2:18pm)

Top
#749280 - 11th Dec 2012 10:04am Re: Phone call : Refund Warning [Re: davew3]
Nigel Offline

Wise One

Registered: 26th Mar 2010
Posts: 850
Loc: Wirral
Anonymous Call Rejection lets you stop calls from people who have withheld the number, I find this very useful on my land line!
_________________________
O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever ...

Top
#749292 - 11th Dec 2012 10:41am Re: Phone call : Refund Warning [Re: davew3]
Pinzgauer
Unregistered


Thanks for the info Nigel. Could be useful, but NOT at £51.60 a year, on top of the already rip-charges from BT ! BT created the problem by allowing the caller to remain anonymous, THEN they want to charge you to stop it. mad mad mad

Top
#764141 - 4th Feb 2013 1:10am Re: Phone call : Refund Warning [Re: davew3]
TudorBlue Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 26th Aug 2011
Posts: 191
Loc: Leasowe
What Ive noticed when these type of calls come through, is once you answer the phone, there's a short gap before the person on the person on the other end starts to speak. I usually put the phone down at this point

Top
#764148 - 4th Feb 2013 6:29am Re: Phone call : Refund Warning [Re: davew3]
ponytail Offline
Smartchild

Registered: 31st Dec 2008
Posts: 575
Loc: wirral
Keep them talking. Just for the fun of it. Had a few regarding virus on the computer and PPI - ask them lots of questions to find out where they got this information from. However, I did have a call and they knew there was an accident with details of the car number, date and type of injury - someone must have passed on the details. I was not impressed with this - just said that "someone had an accident in the car and didn't tell me!!!" - they would not reveal where they got the info from nor any people's names. Someone has breached the Data Protection.

Top
#764375 - 4th Feb 2013 6:16pm Re: Phone call : Refund Warning [Re: davew3]
missj Offline
Member

Registered: 25th Apr 2011
Posts: 86
Loc: Wirral
http://www.tpsonline.org.uk/tps/number_type.html

Register for free with the telephone preference service, you can also add mobile numbers. If you do get calls tell them you are registered with TPS and they soon scarper, unsolicited calls can result in the caller losing their licence. I've been call free for over a month now.

Top
#764653 - 5th Feb 2013 12:35pm Re: Phone call : Refund Warning [Re: Nigel]
Cobby Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 28th Nov 2009
Posts: 139
Loc: Great Sutton
Originally Posted By: Nigel
Anonymous Call Rejection lets you stop calls from people who have withheld the number, I find this very useful on my land line!

The problem with this is that you will also be rejecting legitimate calls. The phone system on the site where I'm based withholds the number and there's no facility for me to override this. This means if I have to try and speak someone, for example to offer or cancel an appointment at short notice, I have no way of contacting them if they have this facility enabled, which could result in a wasted journey or an urgent appointment not being given. You could argue that the system ought to be set up release the number, but then there are issues over confidentiality, as anyone dialling 1471 could return the call and find out there'd been a call from our department (we deal with extremely vulnerable people, who don't always share their problems with those around them)

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >

Moderator:  Mod 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Internet Explorer Not Working
by fish5133
Today at 12:25 AM
vet fees
by eggandchips
20th Feb 2017 12:01am
Seeking old pictures of Egerton Street area, Birkenhead
by yoller
19th Feb 2017 7:53pm
Lion Salt Works/Weaver Hall Museum
by paxvobiscum
18th Feb 2017 9:19pm
Patio work
by steamfan
18th Feb 2017 3:45pm
For Sale & Free
TV wall mount wanted.
by j_demo
Yesterday at 07:53 PM
Samick Greg Bennett UK50 Ukulele
by j_demo
20th Feb 2017 9:24pm
2x Brit Floyd tickets 3rd March City entrance
by ambersmum
20th Feb 2017 6:35pm
Sherwood 2x30W amp with phono - £35; other hifi
by montyz
20th Feb 2017 4:09pm
Gaming pc
by Cjoshea
18th Feb 2017 9:47pm
Featured Member
Registered: 18th Sep 2008
Posts: 5010
Newest Members
CliveK, vonny, Vkj530, SunsetP, RachelBinns
12223 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
j_demo (28)
New Wirral Info
Lion Salt Works/Weaver Hall Museum
by paxvobiscum
18th Feb 2017 9:19pm
Patio work
by steamfan
18th Feb 2017 3:45pm
Ceiling needs smoothing
by yr20405
15th Feb 2017 1:52am
Info? Bill Dobson, Photographer, Martins Bank
by diggingdeeper
13th Feb 2017 12:10pm
War Museum
by missmahjong
12th Feb 2017 1:24pm
News : New Topics
Hezballah
by venice
17th Feb 2017 11:15am
On-street parking charges dropped
by oldpm01
15th Feb 2017 9:10am
Thousands raised for children of cancer couple.
by fish5133
13th Feb 2017 3:01pm
Lost ladies Swarovski watch
by spider
13th Feb 2017 10:36am
M53 closed in both directions between J2 and J3
by diggingdeeper
9th Feb 2017 10:00pm
New Enthusiast Forums
Internet Explorer Not Working
by fish5133
Today at 12:25 AM
vet fees
by eggandchips
20th Feb 2017 12:01am
Sea Shepherd
by venice
16th Feb 2017 1:06pm
Sounds of the Sixties
by paxvobiscum
11th Feb 2017 8:53pm
Hospital
by cools
10th Feb 2017 9:53am
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
TV wall mount wanted. 56
Internet Explorer Not Working 23
Ice in the 1800's 11
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Wed 7:13am
Sunset Wed 5:37pm
Local Time Wed 8:32am
WikiWirral Can . . . .