Do not call! 30 seconds cost me nearly 7 pound
very dangerous they scammed me
Similar story...offered me more the asking price - as if this isn't odd enough?! anyway I have submitted the conversations...
It's a fake recording of someone claiming that they been told that you been in a accident. Total scam do...
Tried to scam me via gumtree. Wanted a computer posted to Leicester.
Barclays bank genuine number
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These scammers use a simple but effective tactic, they will call your phone and hang up straight away before you get time to answer. Your phone records the missed call which you are unlikely to recognise. Many people will then call the number back to find out who called them. However, the returned call can then potentially lead to a scam in two ways:
1. The number you call back may have been set up as a premium rate number, without you even knowing this, which then means you will be charged by your provider to connect to the number as well as charged allot for each minute you stay connected.
2. When you call the number back you may be greeted with an automated message telling you that you've won a prize, along with another number you must call in order to claim your prize. This second number is usually set up as a premium rate number which ends up costing you alot to connect to them as well as a higher rate per minute to stay connected to claim your prize.
Text message scams are on the rise and generaly start by sending you a text from a number you don't recognise. However, the text is generally worded as though its being sent from someone you know and use messages such as "Hi, its Trevor. I just arrived how are you? or "Happy Birthday old fella, we should meet up for a catch up" Another common tactic is for an automated message to be sent which sounds like someone is trying to flirt with you. This tactic works well as many people respond and begin texting back many times with the scammer. Its only later, when its to late that they have been charged a high rate per message sent, it can get worse as sometimes phone companies will charge you to receive the messages as well.
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