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Topic # 114804 4-Mar-2013 10:01
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Connected to homephone wireless a couple weeks ago. 
Today I get a strange phone call asking me how my weekend was etc etc and how could gopher.co.nz help me with my business. 

Im a residential customer ! 

1) I suspect Vodafone lists me on gopher.co.nz 
2) The Vodafone store sales person must have entered me in as an accomodation provider? (or did she simply enter in the address I gave her for the location of where this device is being temporially used....which by the way is a motel). 
3) The guy from gopher.co.nz really needed to use his head before calling given the motel / apartments we are at belong to a nationwide chain. 

fun.



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  Reply # 774148 4-Mar-2013 10:03
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Maybe the caller just dialed the wrong number (fat fingers)



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  Reply # 774153 4-Mar-2013 10:10
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Confirmed the number with the caller !

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  Reply # 774160 4-Mar-2013 10:31
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If this is a new number for you perhaps it was previously used by a business?

I don't think Vodafone lists with gopher.co.nz. They're a business listing company, a directory so I'd say they go through a list of known business numbers calling. Your number could have been a business number before, or incorrectly entered into some list and marketing people are now using it.






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  Reply # 774168 4-Mar-2013 10:35
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I have pondered this also.


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  Reply # 774170 4-Mar-2013 10:43
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Gooseybhai: I have pondered this also.



"I suspect Vodafone lists me on gopher.co.nz". So the first suspicion was to accuse a company of doing dodgy business. 

Another thread here today was someone who got a MMS from Vodafone via email and the user post was that "Vodafone SMTP being used to relay virus". After a few replies it came out the OP deleted the message so he never really identified a virus. And then we confirmed was actually a benign message where someone entered his email address in a SMS instead of phone number so it gets sent via email.

Why is that people jump so quickly on the conspiracy things instead of thinking of the more easy explanation - that someone is calling a number that was known for previously being used by a business, or that an email is not a virus unless it's tested and results are positive, and so on?

Sorry, it's not a personal thing, it's just that I see this more and more around here.







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  Reply # 774171 4-Mar-2013 10:47
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Fully understand !
my bad.


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  Reply # 774174 4-Mar-2013 10:54
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"or did she simply enter in the address I gave her for the location of where this device is being temporially used....which by the way is a motel"


sounds most likely explanation, or just a number used by an old business.  did they go into specifics about who they thought you were, or did it just sound like a complete cold call?



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  Reply # 774176 4-Mar-2013 10:59
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Sounded like a guy who had a hard weekend etc, and just went right into 'we see your a new business and how can we help you'....when I probed I found that the number had been listed as an accomodation provider.
When I got the number, I did get asked if I wanted to be listed however the sales person decided to answer their own question with 'no you dont need to be listed', to which I agreed.

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