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Seems the phone scams are on the rise again - the automated one, that claims £600 has been taken from your credit card. Is it worth reporting them to the Police ?    😠

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As long as you don't reply they can't trick you out of your bank details. Just phone your own bank if you are worried a payment has been taken.

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Last time the Bank told me to ignore them; but it's like cold calling, there needs to be some way to stop it.   I use the phone blocker, but it hasn't stopped it. 😠

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There is no way to stop it other than putting the price of making a phone call so high that it is cheaper to send you junk mail! Technically it cannot be done for at least a few years yet - should be fixable by 2026.

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If it's the same one I got Obs, they are so amateurish they didn't even mention the name of my bank, just that my debit card had been used to send £600 abroad. Ignore it.

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get about three of those a week. i just say hello once and wait for the automated thing to hang up. my thinking is that it must be costing them money to call me even if it is just few pence per call.

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We were talking to our next door neighbour the other day ,socially distanced, & she has an Alexa. Her & her partner had been talking about camping equipment in the privacy of their own home. Next time our neighbour went on t'internet she was bombarded with camping adverts. Spooky ,sinister or what ?

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Not really Davy, this is why Alexa was created - to make money for the creators. Big sister is watching (well, listening to) you 👽.

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I'm glad i haven't got one then or i would be getting adverts from some strange sites.

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12 hours ago, Davy51 said:

I'm glad i haven't got one then or i would be getting adverts from some strange sites.

🤔......😯.....:oops:.....🤫

I have a kindle thingy with alexa built in. Never use it for anything but an ereader. Have the alexa turned off and only connect to the internet with it about once a fortnight to check if there are any updates. To be honest it only gets used for about an hour a night to read before i go to sleep or at least try to go to sleep.

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I get a call supposedly from Amazon saying that someone has spent £47 out of my Amazon account and to press 1 on my phone touch pad to contact their accounts dept, I contacted Amazon who confirmed that it was a spoof call.

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it is usually the amazon prime will be continued and some odd sum of money will be taken from your account that i get press 1 to opt out. never bother as i do not have an amazon prime account either free or paid for.

Still not heard from "dave" at microsoft technical department yet, might have to make a few enquiries t see if he is still working there...🔎...🕵️‍♀️

 

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Just had a different one. My visa card has been debited with a £300 payment to a charity in China.

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Usually get those on a Tuesday.

Loft insulation scheme Fridays.

Occasionally amazon on a Thursday

Free boiler check and install on alternate Mondays and Wednesdays. Switch energy/insurance/life cover/funeral plan on the other alternate Mondays and Wednesdays.

I no longer answer the phone unless a named person comes up on the handset or i am expecting a call from  a medical person.( they tend to use withheld numbers).

I feel really sorry for my answer machine it only ever gets to talk to other automated callers. I am sure it is getting depressed...🥺

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