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    I'e just had a lovely phone call relaying a recorded message which informed me that the national crime intelligence agency is planning on suspending my NI number for suspicious activity. This is one I haven't had before, so I was squirming with anticipation. But I hung up when it invited me to press 1 to speak to an officer. The tone was great, the voice ponderous and laced with threat, the pace was quick, the diction fine, well done scammers.

    Anyone know what would happen if I pressed 1?

    Oh yes, it came from 07765 303549.
    Last edited by Bogbrush; 03-Mar-21 at 14:16.

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    initially you would have been charged about a £300 a minute and probably kept on the phone as long as you could bear, racking up the telephone bill as fast as setting fuel on fire.

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    Had my third similar call this week. Only difference the voice said they would shortly take £79 from my account for my Amazon Prime subscriptions. If I did not wish this I should press one. - It is an ever varied scam with same outcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Fernie View Post
    Had my third similar call this week. Only difference the voice said they would shortly take £79 from my account for my Amazon Prime subscriptions. If I did not wish this I should press one. - It is an ever varied scam with same outcome.

    Had exactly the same one, just hung up.
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    Amazon are amazing, they can call me on a number they have never been given.


    BT are mind readers.....But I haven`t been with them for 14 years.

    Openreach.....watch out for that one, especially if you have a fault on your phoneline. Always ask them to tell you who your telecom provider is. Nine times out of ten they can`t do it.
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    and always from fake mobile numbers...now who is going to do that...a scammer from outside the UK.
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