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Weird phone call 🤔

(9 Posts)
Squiffy Tue 22-Dec-20 09:05:51

Morning All!

I’m just wondering if anyone else has had a call from this extra-long number?


I didn’t answer the call, but this was the number that 1471 gave as the caller’s number.

What made it odd, apart from its length, was that after the 1471 voice told me the number, it told me to hang up. Usually the message gives you the option to ring the number back.

I’m now so suspicious of scams that I’m wondering what would have happened if I’d answered the phone.

Marydoll Tue 22-Dec-20 09:10:14

0012039254471 is from the USA. I wouldn't return the call.

If you have any queries about unknown numbers, you can check on the site, Who called me?.

Beechnut Tue 22-Dec-20 09:10:50

I’ve had one from a similar number Squiffy, right up to the number 5 and then the last four numbers were different. I didn’t answer either.

Squiffy Tue 22-Dec-20 09:14:51

Thanks, I did that MissDoll but the number didn’t come up. I didn’t intend to ring it back, as I didn’t recognise the number, but it had me wondering!

SpringyChicken Tue 22-Dec-20 09:16:27

Scammers can disguise the number they call from. Everyone when the number is displayed, you can’t necessarily trust the location it implies.

Marydoll Tue 22-Dec-20 09:31:18

I read somewhere that they are now able to disguise numbers to look like they come from the UK, but are actually coming from India and Africa.

Only yesterday, I had fake emails from both Morrisons and Asda. Scammers😡

annsixty Tue 22-Dec-20 09:39:50

I have had several from 0161 which is our prefix but they have been from scammers.
If they have the technology to do this from India or elsewhere why can’t someone here detect this?

Squiffy Tue 22-Dec-20 10:18:57

Their sneakiness knows no bounds, does it? Yes, we've had calls purporting to come from the UK, but a quick look-up on who called me shows that they're scammers from abroad tchangry

Charleygirl5 Tue 22-Dec-20 10:25:52

I have such a good call blocker- it is not a mobile- it takes time and determination to get through to me. Nobody has attempted to scam me since I bought this phone- money well spent.