Is this yet another phone scam

  bumpkin 22:19 19 Dec 2012
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I have had several recent calls where the caller has hung up before I can speak to them. Did not bother me to start with but are now becoming more and more frequent so I did 1471 and was told the number was 051022 and I could call them back but may be charged which means of course I will. It is also a very odd number. Anyone else had this or got any comments.

  compumac 22:24 19 Dec 2012

Had a lot of these in recent times. I put it down to companies abroad that autodial several numbers at a time and their operator/caller takes the first one and leaves you out till the next time.

  lotvic 00:06 20 Dec 2012

I agree with compumac, it happens a lot and seems to concentrate on one area code for a few weeks then move on to next area.

  bumpkin 10:42 20 Dec 2012
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Thanks, that seems a reasonable explanation.

  spuds 10:52 20 Dec 2012

I notice that one or two heavy fines have been given recently on the companies that have been traceable.

But will this make much difference, because I doubt it when mega bucks are being made, and actual enforcement in prevention is poor!.

  rdave13 10:59 20 Dec 2012

This might be of interest, Who Calls Me

  bumpkin 13:15 20 Dec 2012

rdave, thanks for the link, same number I see. So just a nuisance rather than anything more sinister.

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