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    This morning I got a missed call from Somalia. I don't know anybody in that troubled country. So my guess is I phone the number back and am charged a fortune for doing so. It's really quite clever because I keep wondering what it's about. So far I have resisted the temptation. So I am wondering if anybody heard about a scan going around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sixfourblond View Post
    This morning I got a missed call from Somalia. I don't know anybody in that troubled country. So my guess is I phone the number back and am charged a fortune for doing so. It's really quite clever because I keep wondering what it's about. So far I have resisted the temptation. So I am wondering if anybody heard about a scan going around.
    Yep loads of them scams
    And don,t answer as you will be charged as well


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    Ya i got them calls yesterday but didn't answer them either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sixfourblond View Post
    This morning I got a missed call from Somalia. I don't know anybody in that troubled country. So my guess is I phone the number back and am charged a fortune for doing so. It's really quite clever because I keep wondering what it's about. So far I have resisted the temptation. So I am wondering if anybody heard about a scan going around.
    Heard of various scams like that over the years. If it's a genuine caller they'll leave a message.
    Well done for resisting your curiosity.
    Last edited by Wolverine; 09-10-16 at 19:15.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolverine View Post
    Heard of various scams like that over the years. If it's a genuine caller they'll leave a message.
    Well done for resisting your curiosity.
    Thought it might be bongo!

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    After enjoying baiting the Indian Tech Support scammers for a few weeks I've learned a few choice Hindi phrases to have some fun with them

    I look forward to the madher chod's calling me now as they don't expect a mouthful of insults in their native tongue

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    I have got those type of calls from another country I dont know if its the same scam.
    Last edited by LuckyLu; 10-10-16 at 14:24.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ketchup View Post
    Ya i got them calls yesterday but didn't answer them either.
    Cute those Somalis!
    Last edited by LuckyLu; 10-10-16 at 14:26.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sixfourblond View Post
    This morning I got a missed call from Somalia. I don't know anybody in that troubled country. So my guess is I phone the number back and am charged a fortune for doing so. It's really quite clever because I keep wondering what it's about. So far I have resisted the temptation. So I am wondering if anybody heard about a scan going around.
    Heard a few going around about people leaving a message saying that they are in trouble and asking for you to ring back. If you rang back you are charged handsomely for the pleasure
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    I keep getting calls claiming that they have without any access to my computer detected a virus on it and they need to talk me through how to get rid of it. You would have to be a serious moron to fall for that.

    The first time they called I told them to go fuck themselves now I just hang up as soon as I hear the Indian accent.

    I did some research on this scam and it's apparently related to the TalkTalk hack. Must have been how they got my details. Scumbags.

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