WikiWirral values you and your opinion.
Forum Statistics
Posts1,028,174
Topics75,602
Members13,519
Forums65
Posts in last 24hrs10
Most Online14,906
Nov 23rd, 2019
Who's Online Now
32 registered members (10 invisible), 1,448 guests, and196 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


Popular Topics(Views 7days)
New General Forums
Remembrance day
by locomotive. 30th Sep 2020 7:21pm
George Carlin
by BultacoAstro. 10th Sep 2020 9:00am
Our Earth
by granny. 8th Sep 2020 10:02am
The Moon Landing ?
by BultacoAstro. 29th Aug 2020 4:58pm
New Wirral History
Argyle Theatre
by mikeeb. 25th Sep 2020 1:23pm
St Andrews Square
by MIKE6570. 22nd Sep 2020 5:22pm
Stage-Coach Timetables in 1830's
by mikeeb. 19th Sep 2020 4:05pm
Birkenhead Trams 1876
by mikeeb. 17th Sep 2020 3:38pm
WHAT PUB
by derekdwc. 12th Sep 2020 12:51pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
Boaty McBoatface takes shape
The gathering storm: Mersey waterfront today
Topic Replies
Blitz: The bombs that changed Britain
by diggingdeeper. 30th Sep 2020 11:10pm
SEISS 3rd Grant
by diggingdeeper. 30th Sep 2020 10:45pm
Wanted Computer Desk
by Reno37. 30th Sep 2020 5:27pm
Our Earth
by mikeeb. 30th Sep 2020 11:37am
LCT 7074
by mikeeb. 30th Sep 2020 11:30am
Classic Rock The Bands Are Awakening
by BultacoAstro. 29th Sep 2020 9:41am
Van carpet fitter
by Gibbo. 28th Sep 2020 12:29pm
Coping Stones
by zigzagwanderer. 28th Sep 2020 1:08am
Old Car Photo
by diggingdeeper. 27th Sep 2020 7:52pm
October
M T W T F S S
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 29 30 31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Previous Topic
Next Topic
Print Topic
Rate Topic
Phone calls #1066194
11th Mar 2019 6:43pm
11th Mar 2019 6:43pm
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 2,184
wallasey
C
casper Online content OP
Forum Addict
casper  Online Content OP
Forum Addict
C
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 2,184
wallasey
Has anybody been getting phone calls with number unavailable? we have had eight today, not answered them, wondering is it another scam.

Google Ads
Re: Phone calls [Re: casper] #1066195
11th Mar 2019 10:44pm
11th Mar 2019 10:44pm
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,908
Wallasey
S
Salmon Offline
Forum Addict
Salmon  Offline
Forum Addict
S
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,908
Wallasey
If number is unavailable you can pretty much bet it is a lifestyle survey, PPI or relating to the accident that you (never) had, not forgetting the problem that "John" has identified with your computer. Definitely ignore them and if you can then block them but that is not always successful as they use many numbers.

Re: Phone calls [Re: casper] #1066201
12th Mar 2019 8:22am
12th Mar 2019 8:22am
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 2,184
wallasey
C
casper Online content OP
Forum Addict
casper  Online Content OP
Forum Addict
C
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 2,184
wallasey
Thanks Salmon.

Re: Phone calls [Re: casper] #1066207
12th Mar 2019 8:02pm
12th Mar 2019 8:02pm
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 4,036
Heswallish
F
fish5133 Offline
Forum Guardian
fish5133  Offline
Forum Guardian
F
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 4,036
Heswallish
dont normally get 8 in one time. Maybe someone trying to urgently contact you and they have their own number with held without knowing it

Re: Phone calls [Re: casper] #1066209
12th Mar 2019 9:21pm
12th Mar 2019 9:21pm
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,730
wirral
E
Excoriator Offline
Forum Addict
Excoriator  Offline
Forum Addict
E
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,730
wirral
We get several a day. They are either Indian Guys claiming to be from Microsoft, or BT, who are intent on repairing faults they have discovered on my computer, or trying to push PPI.

One variant is a recording of an American Woman claiming to be from 'British Telecoms' (not BT, note) threatening to shut down my internet unless I press 1 on my phone.

As they seem to originate outside the UK, it seems impossible to stop them. Depending on how busy I am I either hang up or waste their time by stringing them along until they get the message that they are wasting their time my record is 25 minutes, pretending the computer wasn't doing what it should do when he tried to get me to test it (It wasn't even switched on) and giving him the wrong email address and the wrong internet provider... The idea is that if they waste a great deal of time on someone, they will mark them down to be avoided in future.

Can't say it's been very successful so far.

Re: Phone calls [Re: fish5133] #1066216
13th Mar 2019 8:53am
13th Mar 2019 8:53am
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 2,184
wallasey
C
casper Online content OP
Forum Addict
casper  Online Content OP
Forum Addict
C
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 2,184
wallasey
Originally Posted by fish5133
dont normally get 8 in one time. Maybe someone trying to urgently contact you and they have their own number with held without knowing it



I was thinking that fish, but everyone has my mobile number as well, and the scam numbers are easily recognisable, just annoying.


Moderated by  Mod 

Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Blitz: The bombs that changed Britain
by mikeeb. 30th Sep 2020 4:02pm
SEISS 3rd Grant
by diggingdeeper. 25th Sep 2020 10:06pm
Argyle Theatre
by mikeeb. 25th Sep 2020 1:23pm
Woody
by lincle. 23rd Sep 2020 1:57pm
St Andrews Square
by MIKE6570. 22nd Sep 2020 5:22pm
For Sale & Free
Wanted Computer Desk
by Reno37. 30th Sep 2020 5:27pm
Coping Stones
by zigzagwanderer. 28th Sep 2020 1:08am
peugeot
by lincle. 25th Sep 2020 5:17pm
toy
by sunnyside. 22nd Sep 2020 12:55pm
Wanted Bultaco Astro Or Pursang 360 Model 104
by BultacoAstro. 13th Sep 2020 10:39pm
Member Spotlight
KevinFinity
KevinFinity
Wirral
Posts: 2,330
Joined: April 2009
Show All Member Profiles 
Newest Members
Cavanagh_Shaw, NellyDee, Paul_Mason, Allotmentpete, Mike11
13519 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Van carpet fitter
by Gibbo. 17th Sep 2020 9:16am
Tower road. Birkenhead and now Dock road
by keef666. 6th Sep 2020 1:53pm
Enjoy the street theatre!
by Excoriator. 5th Sep 2020 3:50pm
Laminate flooring
by casper. 4th Sep 2020 6:33pm
Road resurfacing 2020
by keef666. 20th Aug 2020 8:30am
News : New Topics
SEISS 3rd Grant
by diggingdeeper. 25th Sep 2020 10:06pm
Award for Corbyn ???
by granny. 27th Aug 2020 10:41pm
Casper Specials
by granny. 23rd Aug 2020 5:39pm
Coronavirus
by cools. 30th Jan 2020 5:38pm
Brexit Transition
by diggingdeeper. 19th Mar 2018 2:50pm
New Enthusiast Forums
Blitz: The bombs that changed Britain
by mikeeb. 30th Sep 2020 4:02pm
Woody
by lincle. 23rd Sep 2020 1:57pm
Dorothea Quarry Aug 2020
by KevinFinity. 18th Sep 2020 9:45pm
cat found,Wallasey
by doggod. 17th Sep 2020 8:55pm
Spring fitting required
by gerrymoore. 17th Sep 2020 9:20am
Popular Topics(Views 24hrs)
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Thu 7:15am
Sunset Thu 6:47pm
Local Time Thu 4:31am
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1.1