Telephone fraudster

Telephone fraudster

Telephone fraudster

First published in News

Police have warned residents to be on alert about a telephone scam A woman calling herself Karen leaves messages asking the caller to dial a number beginning 0809.

If you ring this number you will be connected to the Dominican Republic and incur very large charges. Other area codes to be wary of are 0284 and 0876.

If you are contacted call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.

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9:31am Tue 19 Aug 14

jenjones222 says...

If "Action Fraud" were any good, they would know that this supposed "warning" is itself an ancient hoax from the 1990s.

0284 numbers are regular UK landlines and are perfectly safe to dial, while 0809 and 0876 numbers don't exist in the UK so can't even be called, let alone charged for!

See: http://www.area-code
s.org.uk/0809-0284-0
876-numbers-warning.
php
If "Action Fraud" were any good, they would know that this supposed "warning" is itself an ancient hoax from the 1990s. 0284 numbers are regular UK landlines and are perfectly safe to dial, while 0809 and 0876 numbers don't exist in the UK so can't even be called, let alone charged for! See: http://www.area-code s.org.uk/0809-0284-0 876-numbers-warning. php jenjones222
  • Score: 4

9:56am Fri 29 Aug 14

jenjones222 says...

Oh look, Action Fraud themselves have pointed out that this is a HOAX: https://twitter.com/
actionfrauduk/status
/500311020033040384

Why on Earth do the Echo publish such garbage without even checking?
Oh look, Action Fraud themselves have pointed out that this is a HOAX: https://twitter.com/ actionfrauduk/status /500311020033040384 Why on Earth do the Echo publish such garbage without even checking? jenjones222
  • Score: 1

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