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New phone scam?

stickywicketstickywicket Posts: 25,977 ✭✭✭
edited 17. Jan 2014, 05:31 in Community Chit-chat archive
I don't know if it is but, just in case.....

Phone rang saying 'International Unavailable'. I usually ignore them but, at that time of day, it can be our son in USA so I picked up. There was a brief silence then a ringing tone as if I'd just dialled out. I cut it off quickly.

This might be a variant on the automated call but I thought I'd warn everyone in case it's a means of getting the person who's receiving the unwanted call to pay for it.
“There is always a well-known solution to every human problem - neat, plausible, and wrong.” H.L. Mencken

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  • barbara12barbara12 Posts: 20,814
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thanks SW
    We have had a couple of unavailable..and like you say there is a slight pause...think we must have put it down before the tone...
    Love
    Barbara
  • bubbadogbubbadog Posts: 5,852
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    After having a spate of cold calls now we leave the answer phone on. We put names onto all the phone numbers we have so when someone calls us who we know the name comes up. So when it's unavailable or international we don't answer and let the answer-phone pick it up and if it's a true call they will leave a message and we will pick it up.
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