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Twelfth Monkey

Lousy mobile phishermen.

Clearly my mobile is on a list doing the rounds at the moment.  I've had 7-8 calls in the last few days along these lines, always in stuttering accents suggesting only the most tentative grasp of the language:

'Good (insert wrong time of day) Meester (insert approximation of name).

My name is (stereotypically English name) from the credit refund department (or similarly made-up bollo)...'

They hang up when the work 'phishing' is mentioned, but I have now taken to telling them that they are George Agdgdgwngo* and a lousy phisherman, followed by hanging up and adding to bar list.


Anyone else ever had this, and is there any way of raining down even a small pile of shit upon them?

*https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ipna2lJm038
Blarno

I have Truecaller on my phone and it warns me of any number not in my contacts or safe list.
Humphrey The Pug

Now they catch you out by somehow managing to show a local area code on your caller id.

I often wonder how much actual business is gained from all this cold calling, I guess it must work, but to me I can't see why anyone being rung would go along with it.
Twelfth Monkey

There is an Action Fraud website, but it seems largely useless to me.  The powers that be ought to be able to get the networks to take action against a phisherman, even if it's just blocking their phone's access.
Roadsterstu

Twelfth Monkey wrote:
There is an Action Fraud website, but it seems largely useless to me.  The powers that be ought to be able to get the networks to take action against a phisherman, even if it's just blocking their phone's access.


Action Fraud seems largely useless to me as well. Ring police to report fraud, get referred to Action Fraud. Who then take details and send it to the appropriate police force.

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