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Scam calls from mobile numbers like your own

  • 04-09-2021 7:02pm
    Registered Users Posts: 10,780 ✭✭✭✭

    Apologies if this is the wrong forum, wasn't sure if there's a dedicated forum for scam alerts

    Recently I've been getting a few phone calls from Irish mobile numbers. I haven't answered them as I tend not to answer unknown numbers

    They left a voicemail which didn't say anything so I was starting to think it was some scam caller and didn't ring back

    I noticed that the phone number was very similar to my own, only the last 3 digits were different. Over the next 2-3 days I got several more calls, from different numbers each time but again very similar to my own, only the last 3-4 digits were different

    I didn't answer any of them and they seem to have stopped for now. I'm guessing it's some scam caller who'll try to get my bank details or the usual nonsense

    I guess they're using numbers similar to mine in some effort to trick me because I'll recognise the number and think it's someone I know. Or else they're just randomly dialling any numbers similar to the ones the scammers have to see if they get any hits

    Anyway, just wanted to let people know to watch out for these callers

    "The internet never fails to misremember" - Sebastian Ruiz, aka Frost


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,388 ✭✭✭✭Jim_Hodge

    There's a long running thread on this already.