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  #2008996 7-May-2018 09:09
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'Scams' Almost needs its own subheading/area

 

This is about the 4-5th thread/notification of them  in various forms/forums when it's quite widespread.


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  #2013233 10-May-2018 10:58
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We have had 2 calls this morning at work with the Chinese / Mandarin prerecorded message

 

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  #2013354 10-May-2018 13:10
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I've just been blocking these on my phone. I've had 3 in the last week, same with my wife (her phone number is 3 digits higher than mine). I've told her to just block them. Hopefully they get bored or run out of numbers soon.


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  #2013363 10-May-2018 13:19
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Latest spoof ID to a friend was a AKL audio company thats vanished. SPL

 

09 525 7xxx range still. 


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  #2014012 11-May-2018 13:06
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We just had a rash of these calls at the office.... about 15 in the pace of 10mins.  All from different numbers (local, cell, international). Fun.........





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  #2017333 17-May-2018 08:55
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I just got one from +6495265127 while my phone was in flight mode.

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  #2017394 17-May-2018 09:30
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scottjpalmer: I just got one from +6495265127 while my phone was in flight mode.

 

Can't be via Vocus with their smart system then? :)

 

But still targeting that 525xxxx/526xxxx range. You would think they'd be able to track them down and squash fast.


 
 
 
 


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  #2017486 17-May-2018 11:02
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I wonder about the point of trying to scam people in an English speaking country with a message in Mandarin that the vast majority of the population won't understand.


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  #2017500 17-May-2018 11:16
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Mine was from 09 526 9359 at 8:22am this morning.

 

Thought it was an update on an order I'm waiting on from Alibaba. Damn.


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  #2017534 17-May-2018 11:39
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The ones I've blocked so far are the following:

 

09 526 6587

 

09 526 6210

 

09 526 4351

 

09 525 1021


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  #2018245 18-May-2018 11:05
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I got one the other day, too. Only picked it up because I'm expecting a call and the phone said it was coming from Auckland. Then got the Chinese language which started to repeat and I hung up. Couldn't get the number to block it afterward as it said 'unknown'. Doh.

So on my account online, here is the offending number:
095267565

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#2022492 25-May-2018 14:57
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I had one from 021118165 this afternoon with the pre-recorded chinese/mandarin message.

 

Interestingly 2 hours earlier I had someone phone me saying they missed a call from my number. She was as confused as I was, since I didn't make a call. 

 

I suspect my number was spoofed somehow and it's on some list of numbers the scammers are using.

 

I've been getting these pre-recorded calls for some time now.  really annoying and I can't see the purpose of them.


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  #2022501 25-May-2018 15:21
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I've received two of these this week, from 09 528 5685 and 09 524 5782.

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