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Peter

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Phone Scam?
« on: December 28, 2010, 02:49:46 PM »

I received a text today as follows:

"ite mate its jake this is my new number. did you have a good christmas ? isit possibleto do an hentill friday? please."

Followed by a mobile number, I suspect this some kind of mobile phone scam, so my question is, has anyone else been attacked in a similar manner?  I shall delete the text unanswereed of course.

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Re: Phone Scam?
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2010, 02:55:26 PM »

What was the number?
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Re: Phone Scam?
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2010, 03:00:05 PM »

Sorry, I just deleted the text but didn't make a note of the number, wonder if I can retreive it?
Peter

PS That was a very quick reply!
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Re: Phone Scam?
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2010, 03:10:02 PM »

It's difficult to see how anybody could  get their hands on your money by this means. The worst it could do is establish contact with you if you were to answer. I think it's more likely to be simply a wrong number.
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Re: Phone Scam?
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2010, 03:12:33 PM »

 :) Fair enough then, I shall stay alert all the same, thanks for the answers.

Peter
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Re: Phone Scam?
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2010, 03:30:50 PM »

To add to the above.... it is that time of year when some get a little worse for wear & fingers aren`t as accurate as they should be on the keypad.

I`d put it down to a miss dialed number & a slightly inebriated person.  ???
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Re: Phone Scam?
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2010, 04:27:53 PM »

So long as the number was not a premium rate 10 a sec.
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Re: Phone Scam?
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2010, 04:34:05 PM »

So long as the number was not a premium rate 10 a sec.

Do such numbers exist? They certainly don't for landlines, but I don't know anything about mobile premium numbers.
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Re: Phone Scam?
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2010, 04:47:26 PM »

 :( I`d put it down to a miss dialed number & a slightly inebriated person.   :no:

But I was stone cold sober!! ;)

Peter
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