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#236168 21-May-2018 14:51
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Lately I've had international callers call my number and when I answer it, it hangs up. I have a prepaid connection. I am not worried But should I be worried?

 

My caller has Australian +61, and wife's caller has a UK number or so she tells me ...





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I think it's the recent scam going around - they ring you and hang up immediately so you'd see missed call and call them back not noticing the international number. Needless to say the call would be very expensive with the scammers pocketing most of the fee...




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  #2019855 21-May-2018 14:58
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oh i see. very interesting. how will they even make money from me calling them back?





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  #2019861 21-May-2018 15:03
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I think it's the 0900 type numbers where the revenue goes partially (mainly?) to the recipient of the call - you know like sex on the phone or some charlatan on the phone type business.

 

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  #2019898 21-May-2018 15:32
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eph:

 

sex on the phone

 

 

Are you very athletic, very small or is your phone a note?





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  #2019908 21-May-2018 15:41
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MikeAqua:

 

eph:

 

sex on the phone

 

 

Are you very athletic, very small or is your phone a note?

 

 

Hehe, lost in translation - I guess it's called phone sex then?


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  #2019926 21-May-2018 16:07
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Either that or there can be a bit of a delay between the scammers computer identifying it has stumbled onto a live number, and transfer the call to a live scammer so you get that personal touch. 

 

 





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  #2019955 21-May-2018 16:35
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eph:

 

I think it's the 0900 type numbers where the revenue goes partially (mainly?) to the recipient of the call - you know like sex on the phone or some charlatan on the phone type business.

 

Article on stuff.

 

 

ah i see





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  #2019960 21-May-2018 16:55
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Think we've had a few of those here at home. Not having caller ID, I can't phone them back. smile


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  #2019962 21-May-2018 17:05
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Think we've had a few of those here at home. Not having caller ID, I can't phone them back. smile

 

 

Lots of advantages to being old-fashioned.

 

 





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  #2019967 21-May-2018 17:16
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these scam,spam calls are getting pretty annoying we get 2-3 per day sometimes.






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  #2020016 21-May-2018 18:49
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Been getting them at work - the only you can stamp them out is for carriers to be held liable for giving these people a telephone line and for carriers to refuse to have interconnection agreements with carriers proving services to said organisation.





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