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linw
25-07-2013, 03:28 PM
Been getting several calls from +612080147207 lately. When you pick up, there is nothing there. Just looks like a lost call.

Is this one of those scams where you get charged heaps if you call back?

61 is the Australian code.

pctek
25-07-2013, 03:43 PM
It's lag. Wait a bit and you'll get the voice....

Why would you want to ring them??!!!

Agent_24
25-07-2013, 04:57 PM
Of course you'd get charged if you called back...

linw
25-07-2013, 10:34 PM
@pctek. Did I say I wanted to call them back? The hook is that some people think they have missed a real call so push the call back button. Social engineering in play?

@agent_24. Yes, I vaguely remember that toll calls are charged for. Sheeesh. I said charged 'heaps' which implies that abnormally high charges would accrue. You obviously haven't heard of this type of rort. I'm just wondering if this is one of those.

If you google the above number you can get a couple of hits. One is a warning from a Danish guy on facebook. Bit odd a Dane and a kiwi getting these calls from the same number.

Agent_24
25-07-2013, 11:08 PM
It wouldn't surprise me if it was. The fact it's on the Internet as calling other countries too is a good giveaway in my mind. Scammers go for whoever they can.

If the number was legit you'd find it associated with a proper website.

If you're feeling cheeky, go see if you can sign them up to a telemarketing list or something online.

linw
26-07-2013, 09:24 AM
Hey, that's a good idea!! Don't think I'll bother, though. But I do like the suggestion!!

b....
26-07-2013, 07:28 PM
http://www.unknownphone.com/search.php?num=612080147207

linw
27-07-2013, 10:17 AM
Wow, that is an interesting site. Didn't know that existed. Interesting to see a reference to Danish calls, too.

Thanks for taking the time.