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Scam calls



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,670 ✭✭✭mondeo


    Got a call from this number and hung soon as I answered. That seems to be a common thing they do. They are testing to see if the number works I think. I'll assume now that they know it works I will get some sort of scam call in the near future.

  • Registered Users Posts: 17,510 ✭✭✭✭fritzelly

    Getting a rake of calls to my mobile again - they must have sold the Irish numbers onto another group of scammers

  • Registered Users Posts: 82,570 ✭✭✭✭Atlantic Dawn

    Had one yesterday, it was from a +35386 number but the rest of the number was only 6 digits and not 7 as it should be, amateur hour.

  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]

    Both myself and husband got a call on Saturday, after months of silence. First time it's happened on a Saturday too!

    I was too busy to bother with them this time.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,487 ✭✭✭fun loving criminal

    Got a call a few weeks back telling me my Amazon prime account was going to be cancelled. I don't have a prime account and even if I did, I wouldn't have fell for their scam. So I acted completely stupid. They told me to go download an app from the playstore. So I put them on hold for a bit and came back and said ok I've got the Amazon app downloaded, now what? They didn't want me downloading the Amazon app at all, some other app that probably gives them access to my phone. They told me that I didn't need the Amazon app and to download the other app, I forget the name of it.

    Me here, oh sorry I didn't hear you well, I'll pop you hold again and I'll download the app. Me coming back, ok, I've uninstalled the Amazon app and downloaded it again. I had great fun for a good hour like this, just wasting their time.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,712 ✭✭✭Sawduck

    I have received dozens in the last 3 weeks, 3 so far today from 049,071 and 049 numbers. I also got a text from someone pretending to be from AIB a few days ago, they are becoming really annoying now

  • Posts: 8,856 ✭✭✭ [Deleted User]

    Yeah Drogheda and Navan area codes for me too- every day around the same time- what’s the point as if I answer it just hangs up? And you get a cannot connect you message if you ring back so the whole thing is pointless- I’m just not answering any calls I don’t recognise now.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,190 ✭✭✭lucalux

    Several already today, haven't gotten them in months.

    I watch Pierogi and Kitboga.

    One guy actually warned me (without me prompting him to or telling him I knew it was a scam) that it was a scam and told me Amazon never call people and to tell my friends/family the same. Said he was afraid of his boss when I asked him why he was warning me but not leaving.

    On the phone with him about half an hour at that point. If I can waste their time I do. Feels terrible knowing there's some out there who might fall for it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,964 ✭✭✭Cordell

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,206 ✭✭✭I am me123

    Anyone getting calls from random mobile numbers at the moment?

    Getting calls from different mobile numbers nearly every day now .

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  • Registered Users Posts: 82,570 ✭✭✭✭Atlantic Dawn

    Yes, it's sporadic for me, got 2 last week, hadn't got any for a few weeks. Have been getting the AIB, Toll and An Post scam texts at least once a week, the spam filter on my phone generally detects and bins them.

  • Registered Users Posts: 29,397 ✭✭✭✭Wanderer78

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,206 ✭✭✭I am me123

    Thanks thats reassuring to know, keep getting calls from 085 mobile numbers mainly. Nearly every day now around the same time each day. I have a general rule of thumb that nobody in an official capacity would call from a mobile number. I've been blocking these numbers as the calls come in.

  • Registered Users Posts: 82,570 ✭✭✭✭Atlantic Dawn

    Yes most of them are valid genuine mobile numbers that if you called them back you would get through to a phone user who would have nothing to do with the scam, the scammers just randomly using mobile numbers.

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,424 ✭✭✭✭thesandeman

    I think she might have been on Drivetime a few weeks ago. Sarah almost got done as well.

  • Registered Users Posts: 462 ✭✭galwayguy85

    For callers from India, I like to ask them which caste they belong to and make a few sly comments about whichever answer they give. It usually compels them to hang up!

  • Registered Users Posts: 161 ✭✭honeyjo

    Over the last week I've received 1 or 2 calls a day from 01 964 5911. I haven't answered any of the calls I'm pretty sure it's a scam.

    Anyone else have this issue ?

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,786 ✭✭✭✭The Nal

    No harm in answering. Have a bit of fun of its a scammer.

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,649 ✭✭✭Floppybits

    A couple of weeks ago the landline phone rang and it was UK number so I let it ring out. 5 minutes the phone rings again so this time I picked up and some woman gets on and starts asking me why I rang her, I said I didn't call and then she starts shouting at me telling me not to call again. 😀

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,837 ✭✭✭NewbridgeIR

    Quoting lines from Morrissey's Bengali In Platforms is also fun.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,206 ✭✭✭I am me123

    Just got another (I suspect) scam call from another mobile number. So annoying. Different numbers nearly every day now.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,098 ✭✭✭Glaceon

    I got 5 of these today, all the fake Amazon scams.

    I’m beginning to think the numbers aren’t randomly generated. My wife never gets these calls. My number was leaked in the Facebook hack a few years ago and hers wasn’t, so that’s what I personally think is the cause.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,957 ✭✭✭kirk.

    Mostly texts I get . Android block scam calls in phone app

    Dunno does it work with all the random numbers they use

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,786 ✭✭✭✭The Nal

    Revolut, Amazon calls and toll bridge texts all this week.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,098 ✭✭✭Glaceon

    Just got another one now, "financial intelligence agency". Highly considering changing my number now, am sick of these.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,957 ✭✭✭kirk.

    Dunno the way I looked at it I get practiced in detecting this stuff

    If you never get any scam calls or texts you might end up more vulnerable

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,786 ✭✭✭✭The Nal

    If you change your number itll end up on some scammer excel file again, dont bother.

    Have a bit of fun with them when they call

  • Registered Users Posts: 192 ✭✭setanta1000

    I got the same one at 09.25 this morning - our mobile number must be close numerically!

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,236 ✭✭✭Patrick2010

    Haven't had one in ages, could do with some entertainment!

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,469 ✭✭✭Sgt Hartman

    I've gotten this a couple of times. I would get a call or a text from some random number asking "who's this?". I'm wondering if my number is somehow being used to make scam calls to random people.