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Beware: Spam phone-calls

Postby JR8 » Fri, 02 May 2014 11:02 pm

I've had three calls from +371 numbers these last two days. Rings just once, and that's it. It's a scam.

http://www.hoax-slayer.com/missed-375-calls.shtml

This applies to +371 and +375 numbers].

Just in case anyone else gets any, since there is absolutely nothing I've done to merit getting them.

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Postby martincymru » Fri, 09 May 2014 9:00 am

Me too. I was going to contact Singtel but then they stopped so will ignore for now.

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 09 May 2014 9:20 am

I reported it and it is being investigated. If I do get any useful conclusion from them I'll copy it here.

p.s. The calls have stopped for me too: For now?

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Postby BedokAmerican » Fri, 09 May 2014 10:24 am

My husband mentioned he got two calls from a 371 number a few days ago but didn't answer. The 371 country code is Latvia.

I got a call from phone number 36-101 a few days ago but wasn't near my phone. No message was left. The 36 country code is Hungary.

However, probably not someone calling from those countries if a spammer.

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Postby BillyB » Fri, 09 May 2014 11:18 am

I've had these recently; their likely testing for 'live' numbers to sell to companies.....

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Postby Steve1960 » Fri, 09 May 2014 12:31 pm

Had the same too and the calls have now stopped.

I did try and call back the first time it happened but the number was constantly engaged. No surprise really.

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Re: Beware: Spam phone-calls

Postby JR8 » Thu, 06 Nov 2014 4:02 pm

Update:

They stopped subsequent to my previous post, but I just received two more today.
'Do it or do not do it: You will regret both' - Kierkegaard

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Re: Beware: Spam phone-calls

Postby JR8 » Thu, 06 Nov 2014 4:29 pm

And just now, on the topic of scams etc, I just received the following from my wife...
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'something scary just happened. i got a message from tony via fb messenger. he first asked if i was online, then asked if i had ibanking. then he asked if i cld possibly help - by transferring funds into an account and he will pay me by cash later. so i asked who this was, and to ensure he's not a nigerian scammer, could he send me a picture of himself now. he said he couldnt, cos he was using his computer to chat (which T would never do), so i replied by saying that i will wait for his identification confirmation over whatsapp. then i texted T and he confirmed that his fb account got hacked! '
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Re: Beware: Spam phone-calls

Postby Steve1960 » Fri, 07 Nov 2014 10:20 am

There are signs up in the Western Union shops alerting people about the scam your wife suffered. Seems to be an increase in activity on money laundering here recently.


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