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Watch out for phone calls from strange numbers

Published on 15 October 2021 06:34 PM

This morning I've received two telephone calls from different numbers beginning 009144. The first time, without thinking I picked it up and it hung up.

After doing some research it turns out to be a scam. They hope that people will be curious and ring back and then they will be connected to an expensive premium line.

It's similar to this scam:

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/about-ofcom/latest/features-and-news/advice-wangiri-missed-call-scams

Scams can be really sophisticated or just easy to fall for. Please watch out.

Read Age UK's scams advice here:  

https://www.ageuk.org.uk/information-advice/money-legal/scams-fraud/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI-KrX8fCX6wIVhe3tCh3ltwe3EAAYAiAAEgLFG_D_BwE