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  1. #1
    Space Breaks
    Guest
    I got a text this morning that claims to be from Orange (on 0973 100
    620) and asks me to call them on "244".

    Being three digits and very similar to "241" (the number to get "two
    for one" cinema tickets) "244" looks like it should be an Orange
    number. However, OCS on "150" couldn't confirm whether it was or not!

    Any chance this could be a premium rate scam? Or is it guaranteed to
    be an Orange number?

    Thanks,

    SB



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  2. #2
    barry
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    Re: "244" - Orange or scam?


    "Space Breaks" <spacebreaks:S:P:A:M:T:R:A:P:@netscape.net> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >I got a text this morning that claims to be from Orange (on 0973 100 620)
    >and asks me to call them on "244".
    >
    > Being three digits and very similar to "241" (the number to get "two for
    > one" cinema tickets) "244" looks like it should be an Orange number.
    > However, OCS on "150" couldn't confirm whether it was or not!
    >
    > Any chance this could be a premium rate scam? Or is it guaranteed to be an
    > Orange number?
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > SB


    if they want you, let em call you back





  3. #3
    Usenet User
    Guest

    Re: "244" - Orange or scam?

    244 is an Orange number they often text you to call to ask you about
    how your recent interaction with Cust Serv was. It is a free call.




  4. #4
    Jon
    Guest

    Re: "244" - Orange or scam?

    Space Breaks <spacebreaks:S:P:A:M:T:R:A:P:@netscape.net> declared for
    all the world to hear...
    > I got a text this morning that claims to be from Orange (on 0973 100
    > 620) and asks me to call them on "244".
    >
    > Being three digits and very similar to "241" (the number to get "two
    > for one" cinema tickets) "244" looks like it should be an Orange
    > number. However, OCS on "150" couldn't confirm whether it was or not!
    >
    > Any chance this could be a premium rate scam? Or is it guaranteed to
    > be an Orange number?


    If it's 3 digits then I think it has to terminate on the same network it
    originates from (apart from 999/112)? That might be bollocks though.

    244 is a valid number for Orange, usually get it after you've phoned
    customer services, they will want to know if you were
    satisfied/delighted etc with how you were treated.
    --
    Regards
    Jon



  5. #5
    Space Breaks
    Guest

    Re: "244" - Orange or scam?

    Thanks for the replies.

    As a couple of people have said, it does appear to be an Orange number.

    When I rang Orange on 150, they couldn't tell whether or not it was.
    When I e-mailed them, they told me not to call it back as it was
    probably a dealer cold calling me! Only when I e-mailed them a second
    time did they finally confirm that it was an Orange number. So the
    principle of having to ask Orange each question three times to get the
    right answer still seems to apply...

    > [you] usually get it after you've phoned
    > customer services, they will want to know if you were
    > satisfied/delighted etc with how you were treated.


    I'll call them back on Monday, and let them know how "satisfied" I
    was. Can you guess?

    Cheers,

    SB



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