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Recently we've been having a problem with nuscience phone calls, a guy rings up claiming to be from a company and the "National Routing Department" have given him our details saying theres a fault on the computer and thousands of files could harm it. They say the website is mysafeconnect.com or myfaceconnect.com can't remember which and he tried to get me to connect through the site via typing start/run and going to the website that way. I didn't do any of this then he preceeded to get angry and tell me by 6:30 my computer would stop working.

 

I dunno if anyone else has had this, their number is 020 3432 7074 but I can't find anything online about them. Any ideas?

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Yeah, pretty common. I dread the day they phone my mum up as she will believe it 100%.

 

Yeah, they call up my Nan consistantly, she's smart enough to not do anything computer wise without my input. The guy on the phone was exceptionally arrogant, claiming I knew nothing about computers. I'm just waiting till 6:30 now to see if my computer does die :laugh:

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Yeah, pretty common. I dread the day they phone my mum up as she will believe it 100%.

 

Yeah, they call up my Nan consistantly, she's smart enough to not do anything computer wise without my input. The guy on the phone was exceptionally arrogant, claiming I knew nothing about computers. I'm just waiting till 6:30 now to see if my computer does die :laugh:

I heard of these going around last year and waiting for the moment they ring me up.

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Yeah, pretty common. I dread the day they phone my mum up as she will believe it 100%.

 

Yeah, they call up my Nan consistantly, she's smart enough to not do anything computer wise without my input. The guy on the phone was exceptionally arrogant, claiming I knew nothing about computers. I'm just waiting till 6:30 now to see if my computer does die :laugh:

 

You, my friend, are going to have serious egg on your face at 6.30.

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I got one a few weeks ago. Guy told me that they'd detected "malicious software" on my PC. About a million different things to say ran through my head but I settled on insisting that I don't own a computer. It was quite funny listening to him desperately try to keep the scam going with stuff like "Maybe you use a computer at your Office or College?" I just kept denying it until he apologised and hung up.

 

Fun for me but the thought of these cunts phoning my Aunt or some of my mates does piss me off quite a bit.

 

Also, a bit unrelated but I live in my Grandparents old house and I'm forever getting calls from cunts insisting that my Grandad, who died in 2004, filled in a survey the previous month.

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Yeah, pretty common. I dread the day they phone my mum up as she will believe it 100%.

 

Yeah, they call up my Nan consistantly, she's smart enough to not do anything computer wise without my input. The guy on the phone was exceptionally arrogant, claiming I knew nothing about computers. I'm just waiting till 6:30 now to see if my computer does die :laugh:

 

You, my friend, are going to have serious egg on your face at 6.30.

 

Phew I'm safe :rolleyes:

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Had a funny call last night, although I don't think it was a scam, just seemed to be some sort of phone survey. They'd rang a few times during the night and despite me putting the phone down several times they persisted with the ringing. They eventually stopped ringing when I told them over and over again that my snail doesn't have any feet. Childish I know but it stopped the phone calls and my son thought it was hilarious.

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On the same topic of scam phone calls, I had a call last Saturday about 6pm from a guy claiming to be raising money for Great Ormond Street Hospital. Obviously calls like this you chould just put the phone down. But I listened to his speech for a few minites, basically because I had treatment there when I was younger and was wondering what it was all about. So ity got to the point where he asked if I could spare a donation of

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The Miz - that was probably legit. If you had agreed to the donation you likely would have been asked only for your sort code and account number so they could set up a direct debit. With that info, apart from setting up the direct debit all they could do would be to put money into your account. I used to do the telephone charity fundraising thing.

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