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  1. #1
    martin_pentreath@hotmail.com
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    A friend of mine with a 3 account has had several personal numbering
    service numbers come up on her bill as if she had called them. However,
    she hasn't. 3 customer services refuse to even consider the possibility
    that she didn't make the calls, so she has to pay for them. They are
    only short calls. Is there any sort of known fraud going on involving
    this sort of thing?




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  2. #2
    Jono
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    Re: Mysterious "Personal Numbering Service" numbers on 3 bill

    martin_pentreath@hotmail.com submitted this idea :
    > A friend of mine with a 3 account has had several personal numbering
    > service numbers come up on her bill as if she had called them. However,
    > she hasn't. 3 customer services refuse to even consider the possibility
    > that she didn't make the calls, so she has to pay for them. They are
    > only short calls. Is there any sort of known fraud going on involving
    > this sort of thing?


    Yes.

    Number beginning 070 one-bells the phone, so it shows as a missed call.
    This will often result in you (her) calling the missed number back
    assuming it's a mobile number when it's not.





  3. #3
    Colin Forrester
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    Re: Mysterious "Personal Numbering Service" numbers on 3 bill

    martin_pentreath@hotmail.com wrote:
    > A friend of mine with a 3 account has had several personal numbering
    > service numbers come up on her bill as if she had called them. However,
    > she hasn't. 3 customer services refuse to even consider the possibility
    > that she didn't make the calls, so she has to pay for them. They are
    > only short calls. Is there any sort of known fraud going on involving
    > this sort of thing?


    Exhaust the 3 complaints procedure and then contact Ofcom if you really
    believe the calls were not made using her SIM.

    Otherwise consider the possibility that the calls were made using her
    SIM - think about it.



  4. #4
    R. Mark Clayton
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    Re: Mysterious "Personal Numbering Service" numbers on 3 bill


    <martin_pentreath@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:1161294684.275059.52610@i3g2000cwc.googlegroups.com...
    >A friend of mine with a 3 account has had several personal numbering
    > service numbers come up on her bill as if she had called them. However,
    > she hasn't. 3 customer services refuse to even consider the possibility
    > that she didn't make the calls, so she has to pay for them. They are
    > only short calls. Is there any sort of known fraud going on involving
    > this sort of thing?
    >


    Probably the 070 personal numbers scam. I bet if you fall for it they keep
    pinging until the mark stops returning the calls.





  5. #5
    martin_pentreath@hotmail.com
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    Re: Mysterious "Personal Numbering Service" numbers on 3 bill

    Thanks - I think you're probably right in that she was returning
    mysterious missed calls and has just forgotten about it. Nice trick, I
    think I'll give it a go! I'm fed up trying to make money the honest
    way.

    (This is the same friend who used my computer once during the days of
    dial-up and somehow managed to click on one of those pop-ups that
    redirected her connection via a premium rate number clocking me up a
    bill of £18 for a few minutes connection! She shouldn't be allowed to
    use a phone without a grown-up supervising. Her number is probably high
    up on the list of all scamsters. All it needs is for Mr Abuchak from
    Nigeria to start emailing her offering her a share of his inherited
    millions and it will all be over.)




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