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    KenTaylor
    KenTaylor e2 Member 102983 forum postsKenTaylor vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
    27 Aug 2012 - 3:58 PM

    Just received this from a friend and curious as to how they access the sim.

    If you receive a phone call on your mobile from any person,
    saying that he or she is a company engineer, or telling that
    they're checking your mobile line and that you have to press
    #90 or #09 or any other number,

    end the call immediately without pressing any numbers.

    There is a fraud company using a device that once you press
    #90 or #09 they can access your 'SIM' card and make calls at
    your expense.

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    oldblokeh
    oldblokeh  3836 forum posts United Kingdom
    27 Aug 2012 - 4:07 PM

    This urban legend has been circulating since around 1998. Mobile phone users have nothing to fear. See Snopes.

    KenTaylor
    KenTaylor e2 Member 102983 forum postsKenTaylor vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
    27 Aug 2012 - 4:26 PM


    Quote: This urban legend has been circulating since around 1998. Mobile phone users have nothing to fear. See Snopes.

    Ah yes, I remember it now.

    franken
    franken e2 Member 123172 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
    27 Aug 2012 - 4:29 PM

    I've recently received a text that says "We've been trying to contact you re the results of your PPI claim and we're ready to proceed so please ring this number!"

    I've not made a PPI claim.

    Umberto_Vanni
    Umberto_Vanni e2 Member 9372 forum postsUmberto_Vanni vcard Scotland
    27 Aug 2012 - 4:36 PM


    Quote: I've recently received a text that says "We've been trying to contact you re the results of your PPI claim and we're ready to proceed so please ring this number!"

    I've not made a PPI claim.

    Another scam. If you call back they know it's an active number and pass on your details to other companies and continue to pester you.

    KenTaylor
    KenTaylor e2 Member 102983 forum postsKenTaylor vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
    27 Aug 2012 - 5:13 PM

    A call asked about a motoring accident I had been involved in with an injury.

    I replied that I had been decapitated.

    They cut the call with no sympathy expressed Smile

    BEVZED
    BEVZED e2 Member 71140 forum postsBEVZED vcard United Kingdom
    27 Aug 2012 - 5:52 PM

    oh darn it, there was me thinking I just might claim the 3860 they have waiting in my name for the accident I hadTongue A couple of texts have even more waiting for me.
    Luckily I have a block list on my mobile so most of them don't get through now, sick of the calls and texts but love my own number so I don't want to transfer to another to get shot of 'em.

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