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Re: [LUG] Scam phone calls - again


On 20/12/16 16:05, Lists wrote:
> On 20/12/16 15:52, Rob Beard wrote:
>> They're probably just using VoIP which would allow them to have a local
>> rate number for pretty much any country.  I even had one for a while for
>> Oklahoma in the US so a friend of mine could call me without having to
>> pay for an international call.  Googling the area code suggests it's in
>> Scotland.
>> Not really anything clever, years ago I had a Vonage VoIP line and when
>> I set it up I could choose an area code from anywhere in the UK, I just
>> happened to choose the Torquay area code because I lived in Torquay.
>> Rob
> Not clever at all then But it is annoying since I will no longer be
> able to easily spot that it is a rubbish call (by seeing International
> or Outside Area). So I will have to have some fun with them instead.
> Neil
The "windows update" one is classic, particularly if you use Linux or a
Mac .. you just keep them busy for a while (ok so it wastes your own
time) and then wait for the question "you are using Windows, right?!" ..
and then you can respond with "No" and hang up! :D

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