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Mobile Phone scam


KenTaylor 17 3.1k 2 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 3:58PM
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.
oldblokeh 10 1.2k United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 4:07PM
This urban legend has been circulating since around 1998. Mobile phone users have nothing to fear. See Snopes.
KenTaylor 17 3.1k 2 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 4:26PM

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 Plus
19 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 4:29PM
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.
27 Aug 2012 4:36PM

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 17 3.1k 2 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 5:13PM
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 14 1.1k United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 5:52PM
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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