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  Reply # 1908955 28-Nov-2017 12:18
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The concept of 'following' a person, thing etc on the internet.

 

I can't quite encapsulate just why that annoys me so much. Indeed, it may even be the case that, unless you lived in a time when the only things people followed were the car in front, a religion or the instruction manual, you would never understand just how ridiculous the concept sounds.

 

 

Sounds much better than "stalking" though.

 

 


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  Reply # 1909064 28-Nov-2017 16:09
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Someone calling me 5 times today from an unknown number when work had been so crazy that I couldn't answer and not leaving a message. Important enough to try and get hold of me 5 times but not important enough to leave me with a way to return the call. Guess it will just turn out to be someone selling something.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1909155 28-Nov-2017 19:10
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invisibleman18: Someone calling me 5 times today from an unknown number when work had been so crazy that I couldn't answer and not leaving a message. Important enough to try and get hold of me 5 times but not important enough to leave me with a way to return the call. Guess it will just turn out to be someone selling something.

 

Its just spam. If its important they would SMS or email you. I have true caller rejecting anon calls straight away and one day it did over 20 rejections of them, and about 6 from BS +44 numbers. Really wish the 4g network providers would provide naked 4g service so I didnt have that stupid billing identifier that let people interrupt me.





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  Reply # 1909168 28-Nov-2017 19:45
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invisibleman18: Someone calling me 5 times today from an unknown number when work had been so crazy that I couldn't answer and not leaving a message. Important enough to try and get hold of me 5 times but not important enough to leave me with a way to return the call. Guess it will just turn out to be someone selling something.

 

Its just spam. If its important they would SMS or email you. I have true caller rejecting anon calls straight away and one day it did over 20 rejections of them, and about 6 from BS +44 numbers. Really wish the 4g network providers would provide naked 4g service so I didnt have that stupid billing identifier that let people interrupt me.

 

 

I wish network providers would allow me to reject all calls with a withheld number. 

 

15 years go in the US I saw a service where they caller had to push a number and reveal their number before it would ring or go to voicemail. 





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  Reply # 1909244 28-Nov-2017 22:46
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invisibleman18: Someone calling me 5 times today from an unknown number when work had been so crazy that I couldn't answer and not leaving a message. Important enough to try and get hold of me 5 times but not important enough to leave me with a way to return the call. Guess it will just turn out to be someone selling something.

 

 

 

I've been quite impressed with Samsung's implementation of a system that attempts to ID calls and screen them as spam where applicable. It works reasonably well and I wasn't aware of it until I crossed to the Dark Side from iPhones, which don't (or at least did not when I last had one at the 6 iteration) do that at all.






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  Reply # 1909275 28-Nov-2017 22:59
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Actually that reminds me, someone I know has no number show from their work phone because of 'privacy' reasons some braindead old age manager made up years back. They also do not leave messages because of 'privacy' or send texts/emails because 'privacy' - I asked how they ever got hold of anyone under 40 and they basically said that they didnt and those customers went elsewhere. Way to ruin your business.





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  Reply # 1909299 29-Nov-2017 08:14
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richms:

 

Actually that reminds me, someone I know has no number show from their work phone because of 'privacy' reasons some braindead old age manager made up years back. They also do not leave messages because of 'privacy' or send texts/emails because 'privacy' - I asked how they ever got hold of anyone under 40 and they basically said that they didnt and those customers went elsewhere. Way to ruin your business.

 

 

 

 

Right up there with ASB implementing a requirement for me to provide ID in order to pay ANY amount of cash into my account "to protect you and your accounts".

 

 

 

I asked them from what they felt that rule would protect me, but no one knew...






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  Reply # 1909307 29-Nov-2017 08:37
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Geektastic:

Right up there with ASB implementing a requirement for me to provide ID in order to pay ANY amount of cash into my account "to protect you and your accounts".


 


I asked them from what they felt that rule would protect me, but no one knew...



Change banks. If the restrictions continue... The government is on to you.




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  Reply # 1909330 29-Nov-2017 09:25
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Shadowfoot:

 

richms:

 

invisibleman18: Someone calling me 5 times today from an unknown number when work had been so crazy that I couldn't answer and not leaving a message. Important enough to try and get hold of me 5 times but not important enough to leave me with a way to return the call. Guess it will just turn out to be someone selling something.

 

Its just spam. If its important they would SMS or email you. I have true caller rejecting anon calls straight away and one day it did over 20 rejections of them, and about 6 from BS +44 numbers. Really wish the 4g network providers would provide naked 4g service so I didnt have that stupid billing identifier that let people interrupt me.

 

 

I wish network providers would allow me to reject all calls with a withheld number. 

 

15 years go in the US I saw a service where they caller had to push a number and reveal their number before it would ring or go to voicemail. 

 

 

I've seen multiple iPhones recently where after the iOS update, their phone has magically set to withhold their caller ID. It just a bug, and these user are not savvy.


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  Reply # 1909343 29-Nov-2017 09:48
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Geektastic:

 

Right up there with ASB implementing a requirement for me to provide ID in order to pay ANY amount of cash into my account "to protect you and your accounts".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I asked them from what they felt that rule would protect me, but no one knew...

 



Change banks. If the restrictions continue... The government is on to you.

 


Tempting - especially when I see the bank charges every month combined with the "We sponsor the All Blacks" adverts...!

 

From the wording of the notice about it, I presume it is something that has been imposed on them but what I detest most is the lie that it is to protect me (or any other customer) when in fact it is to make the government's life easier or the SFO's life easier. 






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  Reply # 1910570 29-Nov-2017 14:42
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Private number has tried me 6 times again today and finally I answered. Es an automated message claiming to be from ASB and asking me to enter my date of birth to verify my ID before continuing. Hadn't heard of this before so I hung up as didn't want to risk handing over my ID when I couldn't verify the call was genuine. Is this likely to be a scam?

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invisibleman18: ...an automated message claiming to be from ASB and asking me to enter my date of birth to verify my ID before continuing. Hadn't heard of this before so I hung up as didn't want to risk handing over my ID when I couldn't verify the call was genuine. Is this likely to be a scam?

 

You did the right thing, and it was almost certainly a scam.

 

If you're unsure, contact ASB via a known good link... their ASB.co.nz website, phone number from whitepages.co.nz, or whatever. Obviously? don't trust any links or email address or whatever in a message that you're dubious about.

 

In fact, never hand over any information about yourself to someone you don't know, or that you don't trust.

 

That also applies to Facebook, including those pages that ask you to choose "your Xmas carol" or "your hip-hop DJ name" or "your favourite cocktail" or whatever based on your birthday and/or month and/or mother's maiden name.

 

 


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  Reply # 1910670 29-Nov-2017 17:55
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First noticed at airports, but now other places.

There's a lovely view of the planes (or insert view) and a nearby seat.

So you sit down and the frame of the giant windows is now at eye line blocking out the lovely view.

Currently at seaside, walked along prominard and watched the surfers. Noticed a seat, lovely, I sit and watch the surfers.

Nope the hand rail of prominard is now at eye level blocking view completely..

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  Reply # 1910682 29-Nov-2017 18:14
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invisibleman18: Private number has tried me 6 times again today and finally I answered. Es an automated message claiming to be from ASB and asking me to enter my date of birth to verify my ID before continuing. Hadn't heard of this before so I hung up as didn't want to risk handing over my ID when I couldn't verify the call was genuine. Is this likely to be a scam?

 

Paging @asbbank since if this is them doing it, then its as absurd as when the clowns at gem visa tried calling me and asking for personal information to verify my identity.





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  Reply # 1910805 30-Nov-2017 00:38
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Geektastic:

 


Right up there with ASB implementing a requirement for me to provide ID in order to pay ANY amount of cash into my account "to protect you and your accounts".


 


I asked them from what they felt that rule would protect me, but no one knew...



They're claiming it is some new anti-money laundering requirement.

But it's not - the recent change only applies to cash deposits over $10k.
http://www.legislation.govt.nz/regulation/public/2016/0258/latest/whole.html#DLM6960583




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