another new phone scam has arrived

  KEITH 1955 18:48 08 Mar 2019

OK so on previous threads we have talked about various phone scams but this is the latest one I have been getting over the last few days.

Your phone rings and the pre recorded voice will be recognisable as the one you hear if you dial 1571 to see if you have any voice messages. It goes on to say you have 1 new message ????? anyway it then say press 1,2,or 3 for various options.

HANG UP ! next if you dial the 1571 yourself you will be given the number that is about 15 digits long with lots of 9's in it , if you press 1 you will hear a garbled message to say mr * needs to talk to you about ( various things ).

I seem to remember seeing an article about numbers with lots of 9 in it , I think its like how viruses are sent round the world so they are harder to track , if I am right then the system keeps moving the number and adding 9 to make it harder to track.

  john bunyan 18:02 14 Mar 2019

I have had a few similar calls on the land line, and a couple on the mobile along the lines of “About the no fault accident you had.” I block the senders number but sometimes ask what is my name and to which of the several accidents they are talking about. They ask for info but I play dumb and they hang up

  Forum Editor 18:12 14 Mar 2019

"HI FE …. you say 1571 does not dial you but that was the point of my post ….. it did !"

But it didn't - the call was from a scammer. The 1571 service does not call you, ever.

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