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« Reply #90 on: 07 August 2020, 07:57:59 AM »

I would have to give the guys credit for doing such a good job 'along the lane'..........I'm sure the cyclists around here are finding they don't have such painful nether regions anymore.
(Must have almost crippled some of them !)

There's only one village on the way to Cardigan that could do with a 'sprucing up' now....That's the only one where I can now play the aforementioned pothole slalom. Wink

Cheers - Phil Smiley
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« Reply #91 on: 07 August 2020, 10:32:24 AM »

Hmmm, come Winter roads round our neck of the woods (the outskirts of Bristol) are going to be in a terrible state, as the surface is already broken up Sad. When I cycle over certain sections I keep having to check I haven't got a puncture due to the noise it makes!
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« Reply #92 on: 07 August 2020, 10:40:22 AM »

Hmmm, come Winter roads round our neck of the woods (the outskirts of Bristol) are going to be in a terrible state, as the surface is already broken up Sad. When I cycle over certain sections I keep having to check I haven't got a puncture due to the noise it makes!

Aye, roads in Bristol are terrible. But I think that's by design. It's been clear for years that whoever runs the Bristol traffic planning department just really, really hates cars.
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« Reply #93 on: 30 November 2020, 11:34:17 AM »

Argh! Just had one these robot voice calls, from Amazon about my Prime renewal . . .

Normally I don't answer, because they show up as (mostly) made up numbers (No UK phone number starts '06xxx' . . .).

But this one purported to come from my wife's parents. Which show these buggers have some information about who might genuinely ring my number on a regular basis! Worrying.
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« Reply #94 on: 30 November 2020, 03:09:13 PM »

They can 'pretend' to be phoning from any number they choose now. (Barstewards)
A scammer can 'use' a genuine 'the tax office' number....The houses of Parliament....A relation....Whatever, nowadays.

Agreed, that's slightly worrying that they appear to have your in-laws' number...and have linked it to you, Martyn. Undecided
Hmmmm.

Mind you, using their number for an Amazon Prime scam is a bit of a giveaway.......A bit of a sod if they're using that number to do multiple Amazon calls.
Your in-laws might end up fielding a lot of calls from folk who believe that the in-laws' number IS Amazon.....or scammers.......I hope not. I don't want to see

Cheers - Phil

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« Reply #95 on: 30 November 2020, 03:58:33 PM »

Most oif the numbers don't show Phil, so altough a call scanner helps some will get through.
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« Reply #96 on: 30 November 2020, 06:59:12 PM »

They can 'pretend' to be phoning from any number they choose now. (Barstewards)
A scammer can 'use' a genuine 'the tax office' number....The houses of Parliament....A relation....Whatever, nowadays.


They called my daughter recently cloning the Tax office number, Told her she owed them 2000 and they were going to take her to court.  She does owe a  couple of Hundred due to changing jobs , so they caught her at the "right" time . Fortunately She guessed it was a scam , but the caller got her into a right state. She eventually hung up and called me in tears.

After I had calmed her down and made sure she had not given them any details. I told her all the usual stuff - tel them to write to you, just hang up etc.

I feel sorry for the genuine people making calls to thier customers , they must get so much grief.  I told a lady to "F*ck Off" on one occasion, when she just called and said "Hello Mr Webb How are you, are you having a good day" rather than saying its" Jane from Nationwide".  She called back again and said exactly that, I recognized her voice and had to profusely apologize.

   




   
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« Reply #97 on: 01 December 2020, 02:22:51 AM »

You have a number of options with these telephone scams.  If it is from an entity with which you don't have a relationship it's easy - just ring off and block the number.  If it purports to come from a bank, building society, insurance company or whatever, where you hold an account ask them for a letter of your password, say the fifth for example, or one of the other memorable names or places you have chosen.  If they can't, they are fake and most won't even know what you account number is either.  If you are convinced it is genuine, tell them that you are ringing off and will call them back, and then do so, preferably from another phone.  Treat all unsolicited calls as scams potentially.
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