Hi Dusty Thanks for the update we have just brought a Footstool with storage and that been dispatched with DPD .We all use on line shopping.
DPD have been attacked. Scam emails you saying your parcel wasn’t delivered . Pay £3.00 on line for delivery tomorrow. Ignore and bin it. Sadly I have tried to contact DPD but their website doesn’t engage!
I would suggest deleting the oldest ones, as the scammers will use a fake number until enough people are wise to it then they'll switch to a new number.Over the years we have blocked most/all of our 'scam' messages, as we got 'em, don't know how many? :.... However we are no longer able to block any more for the last year or two as BT tell us we have reached our 'allocation' for blocking and must cancel some numbers to put any more on. ....... Which is rubbish really, ....... How do you know which to cancel?
Hi Damian if it keeps going we might have to invest in oneI use a Tru Call phone which only lets numbers which you have authorised and stored in your directory through.
All other calls are "Announced Calls" whereby the caller has to identify themselves before the phone asks you to either accept the call or not.
I never get any scam calls using this system as they are automatically blocked by the phone.
Glad I’ve still got a landline as the other day I was due a call coming in and we suddenly lost power. So our mobile landline handsets did not work. Mad rush upstairs to find the old plug in handset and incoming called was then taken. We’ve always kept a old style plug in handset for emergency use. Thing is that some incoming callers shield their number so I could not recognise health Center, hospital etc and they do not leave messages on voicemail. That’s with home or mobiles.We don’t have a land line in use, it exists but not plugged in to, all calls come on mine and wife’s mobiles so always see who it is if we don’t know them we dont answer.
I had a rather creepy automated telephone message on my mobile phone from a London number claiming to be from 'H.M. revenue and Customs'.
The message, spoken by a female voice with what sounded like a Phillipino / American accent informed me that unless I contacted them immediately I could 'get ready'.
I found it quite amusing and of course I blocked the number.
The message probably wouldn't seem funny to an older person living alone who was unused to these scammers though.
I also had an email, complete with genuine looking YouGov logo telling me that the payment for my VED hadn't gone through and to click the link to make good the payment.
Yeah, right 🙄
That's the same one that I had the other week 😕Just had an automated "Officer" from HMRC with an American computer voice inform me that if i didn't contact them straight away or get my solicitor to contact them i would be proscocuted.
I put the London number into "who called me" and it has over 551,782 reports . HMRC are busy.