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View YT's Profile YT Flag Oxford 04 May 21 5.03pm Send a Private Message to YT Add YT as a friend

Originally posted by Pierre

Together with a couple of my friends we have a bit of a competition amongst ourselves with these cretins.

The idea is to see how long you can keep one of these loathsome wan*kers on the phone claiming to be from Amazon, HMRC outstanding loans, council tax etc talking and explaining what you have to do, you claim that you don't quite understand what there on about or the process they want you to follow but you are happy to pay what you owe.
Sometimes you can get passed around their team a bit for 20-25 minutes before they get bored and realise that your not going to pay and they hang up on you.

Our philosophy is that whilst your on the line with you they are not attempting to scam someone else more vulnerable, knackered etc.

My record is 38 minutes so far! Way off my friend who is over the hour!!

20-25 minutes....38 minutes....quite a good distraction while the average Palace game is streaming!

 


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View kingdowieonthewall's Profile kingdowieonthewall Flag glorious Goring by sea 06 May 21 6.14am Send a Private Message to kingdowieonthewall Add kingdowieonthewall as a friend

i usually tell them i'm a gypo , live in a caravan & only deal in livestock, mainly pigs, dogs, goats.
this covers most aspects of most scam or nuisance calls.
However if you have a young child thts just started talking gibberish, say 'ill just get the person you need to talk to' and give the kid the phone.
my accountant advises to keep a loud whistle handy for the nastier calls.

 


Kids,tired of being bothered by your pesky parents?
Then leave home, get a job & pay your own bills, while you still know everything.

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View BlueJay's Profile BlueJay Flag UK 06 May 21 1.49pm Send a Private Message to BlueJay Add BlueJay as a friend

I've had about 10 of these bloody calls now. I block and report them each time, but they're probably not even calling from the number stated anyway.

 

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View orpingtoneagle's Profile orpingtoneagle Flag Orpington 06 May 21 2.15pm Send a Private Message to orpingtoneagle Add orpingtoneagle as a friend

Go 9nto You Tube and see what happens, they will say you will be arrested and have your accounts frozen yadda yadda...

But if you pay now the courts will let you off.

But payment of non payment of tax is a civil not criminal offence unless you are a tax avoider.

So ignore.

 

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View Midlands Eagle's Profile Midlands Eagle Flag 08 May 21 8.59am Send a Private Message to Midlands Eagle Add Midlands Eagle as a friend

I've just had a call purporting to be from Amazon about the order that I allegedly placed and suggesting that if I didn't place it I should press button 1 to speak to customer services.

I normally just put the phone down but this time I pressed button 1 and was put through to a woman with a pronounced Asian accent who answered "Amazon customer services, what can I do for you" I said "nothing as I just wanted to hear what a scammer sounded like" whereupon the phone immediately went dead at the other end.

So now we know

 

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 08 May 21 10.11am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by orpingtoneagle

Go 9nto You Tube and see what happens, they will say you will be arrested and have your accounts frozen yadda yadda...

But if you pay now the courts will let you off.

But payment of non payment of tax is a civil not criminal offence unless you are a tax avoider.

So ignore.

This scum often call my 90yo neighbour who is blind glad to say she still has her marbles and gives them short shrift but how many vulnerable people get scammed.

 


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