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Dipdodah

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O/T Bloody cold callers
« on: February 21, 2017, 02:15:07 PM »
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Re: O/T Bloody cold callers
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2017, 03:01:39 PM »
What a pain!
Not been caught out financially but time wasting is annoying...particularly when you're a small business..
With mobiles if you copy a send the text to 7726 (spells out SPAM ) they quickly respond and then forward number...they promise to look into it...you can use block settings .
Sadly it's a bit after the fact if you've knocked up a big bill...
I would contact my provider and have a word.
Why ofcom are not banning these numbers is beyond me

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Re: O/T Bloody cold callers
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2017, 03:55:41 PM »
I never answer them. Then i google the number and 9 times out of ten its spam or telesales etc.
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Re: O/T Bloody cold callers
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2017, 05:08:34 PM »
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Re: O/T Bloody cold callers
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2017, 06:17:29 PM »
Hi Dipdodah. Have you tried either being ex-directory (for your landline) or registering with the Telephone Preferencing Service? I've done both and hardly get any cold callers...

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Re: O/T Bloody cold callers
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2017, 07:04:53 PM »

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Re: O/T Bloody cold callers
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2017, 07:05:13 PM »
Never get any as we have had BT Call Blocker for the last 2 years.
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Re: O/T Bloody cold callers
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2017, 07:26:19 PM »
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Re: O/T Bloody cold callers
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2017, 07:56:23 PM »
I use 'truecaller' app for my mobile (android) which helps to identify callers, before choosing to answer.

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Re: O/T Bloody cold callers
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2017, 09:43:22 PM »
Just a pain in the backside all of them.
Answer the phone and then get through to speak someone, then leave them on the other talking whilst you walk off.
That normally does the trick.

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Re: O/T Bloody cold callers
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2017, 08:12:39 AM »
I use 'truecaller' app for my mobile (android) which helps to identify callers, before choosing to answer.

Unfortunately Truecaller harvests all the contact data in your phone and shares it around the world.......

My normal tactic is to convince them you're an idiot.  If they ring about a car crash, make out you're a formula one driver and start discussing at great length the crash you had and eventually mention that it was Sebastian Vettel who you believe caused it etc.  Set yourself a challenge to have a different stupid response every time they ring, they soon get the hint.
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Re: O/T Bloody cold callers
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2017, 10:36:19 AM »
http://www.tpsonline.org.uk/tps/tps_text.html

Thanks for the link, but already registered.  Does not work very well .  Have been registered for about four years.
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Re: O/T Bloody cold callers
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2017, 08:22:44 PM »
Just buy a whistle. Ask them to listen carefully and then blow it as loud as possible. Worked for me in reducing the calls.

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Re: O/T Bloody cold callers
« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2017, 08:12:10 AM »
http://www.tpsonline.org.uk/tps/tps_text.html

Thanks for the link, but already registered.  Does not work very well .  Have been registered for about four years.
Agree. TPS are a toothless tiger - and even they admit that to a degree. They pass the buck to Offcom or ICO every time and when you contact them they always say not enough evidence even though you give them time, date, number and content of call. No wonder these cold callers continue as there are very few prosecutions.
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