the government survey calls

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  1. boarcity

    boarcity Guest

    #1 boarcity, Jun 17, 2015
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    are you lads getting these type phone calls in the daytime ? "hi,dont worry im not selling anything,im from the government we are doing a survey into small business can you spare ten minutes ..."

    these calls are a recent thing . but see theyre ramping up in frequency ,more than one firm at it

    first it was Missold PPI , then accident claims now its this bunch "pretending we are the government " conducting a harmless survey ,

    but what is it they are selling? have any of you followed thru with it ?

    iv been getting rid of them by saying ring me back after 5pm. they never do . if you say ring me back after 4 pm they call back ,seems they work 9-5
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  2. Jake

    Jake Grand Master

    Aug 17, 2014
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    No idea, but I annoy them now by leaving them hanging I say 'yep hold on ill just get him for you' then I leave the phone somewhere just waiting
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  3. cheapncheerful


    Jan 31, 2014
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    yep I had one company on for two twenty minute sessions on my moby...and a third when I politely fooked them off..

    we are on the preference list etc but they even know my first name ...

    one the other day I just told them the opposite of everything they wanted to hear..

    got caught out on one ...I gave a fictitious credit card number ...

    and the bugger asked for it again...

    next time I make a number up I must write it down..

    a bit annoying these calls but some times brighten up the day ..

    its all free free free and it only costs one pound ninety a week...and its usually three hundred a year but its on special offer because of your reputation...:rofl::rofl::rofl:

    for a hundred...but its all free....ish
  4. Smurf

    Smurf Legend

    Mar 18, 2012
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    Plenty of good scammers going about for sure so be on your guard folks.
  5. Jimroot

    Jimroot Guru

    Dec 6, 2014
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    If they call from the Nigerian government you're in luck! £10,000 coming your way from a distant family member who happens to be royalty and only needs your bank details and pin... :thumbsup: