Post by DavidK
Have other rats suddenly been plagued by scam calls threatening the
disconnection of our internet because of illegal activity? We had four
yesterday and two before 10am today.
Not particularly in the last few days, but I do get these - maybe once
or twice a month?
Post by DavidK
Eventually I pressed 'one' to talk to a supervisor and said how pleased
I was because I had been trying to get disconnected for a long time.
These days, with the covid virus coming down the line and being
activated by the 5G signals, it just wasn't safe .... and at this point
she disconnected me.
When I answer the 'phone mid-morning (seems to be peak scam call time),
I don't say anything for a few seconds, which is enough to cause most of
them to hang up; I do sometimes try talking to them, but it's usually
clear they're someone Asian (sorry to be so generic) with insufficient
grasp of English for any meaningful conversation to be possible.
We really need to clamp down on our telecommunication companies - the
majority of these calls could be identified technically - but there's at
present no incentive (i. e. financial, i. e. fines) for them to do so.
(If anyone's interested: I say they could be identified because, when I
dial 1471, a number is given; when I then dial 1572 option 1 [PlusNet's
"block" facility], it says it's an unknown number so can't be blocked.
This combination ought to be automatically detectable; anyone who
_validly_ withholds their number [such as hospitals, surgeries etc.]
shouldn't come up as a number under 1471, but say "withheld".)
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