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Another unsolicited telephone caller

  johndrew 20:13 18 Jul 2011
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but this one is not very nice at all!!

The number that came up on the 'phone was 08450 044237.

We had the call around 7:30pm today and my wife answered. The line was a bit poor - very crackly. The caller was phishing for any information he could get but wanted to provide nothing. Needless to say the call was cut off very quickly.

I Googled the number and found many hits on it (08450044237) the link is was quite typical.

My suggestion is that if you see this number on your handset/'phone cut the call as soon as possible.

  johndrew 20:14 18 Jul 2011

Missed a key. Should be ".. is/was ..".

  lotvic 22:37 18 Jul 2011

I guess that's why they are called nuisance calls. Are you registered with TPS? that does eventually cut down on the cold calls.

  Colonel Graham 23:20 18 Jul 2011

I have caller ID and a phone with barring facility. Even British Gas gave up after a while.

  johndrew 09:41 19 Jul 2011

For TPS to work the caller also needs to be registered with them I believe. I doubt if this particular crowd would bother with the niceties.

  HondaMan 14:19 19 Jul 2011

Really?

I have been registered with TPS for over 3 years and still get calls. When I complain all they say is that I will have to listen to the whole call, get the caller's number / company name and then report that specific call to TPS.

The reason for registering with TPS was to STOP those calls, NOT do TPS' job for them. If I was paying for that "service" I would be demanding my money back!

Rant over. Thanks for listening!

  VCR97 19:50 19 Jul 2011
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From the TPS confirmation letter: "Your TPS registration will not stop calls from companies involved in market research and other activities not related to selling. To stop these calls, you will have to advise each company individually when they contact you that you do not wish to be contacted by them by telephone in future."

I think that the TPS list applies only to members of the Direct Marketing Association, but I'm open to correction on that point.

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