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  1. #1
    Paul Turner
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    Does anyone know of a scam going round where someone in India calls you
    and tells you they are from "Advanced Mobile" an "Authorised Orange
    dealer"??

    They keep calling me wanting my postcode! What's it all about?! They
    go on about giving me 10% off, but when i ask them more questions they
    don't seem to know any English! They are just drones.

    When I asked for the manager they said his name was "Dave Smith" and
    when I asked to be transferred they cut me off!!




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  2. #2
    A New Day
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    Re: "advanced mobile" scam? they keep calling me!


    "Paul Turner" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Does anyone know of a scam going round where someone in India calls you
    > and tells you they are from "Advanced Mobile" an "Authorised Orange
    > dealer"??
    >
    > They keep calling me wanting my postcode! What's it all about?! They
    > go on about giving me 10% off, but when i ask them more questions they
    > don't seem to know any English! They are just drones.
    >
    > When I asked for the manager they said his name was "Dave Smith" and
    > when I asked to be transferred they cut me off!!
    >


    have you not got a setting to accept calls only from your address book.





  3. #3
    Colin Wilson
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    Re: "advanced mobile" scam? they keep calling me!

    > Does anyone know of a scam going round where someone in India calls you
    > and tells you they are from "Advanced Mobile" an "Authorised Orange
    > dealer"??


    Tell them "hang on, i`ll just get him (i.e. the owner of the phone)"

    If you`re feeling generous, speak to them every 5 minutes saying "he`s
    just on his way in now, he`s in the garden"

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    Please add the word "newsgroup" in the subject line of personal emails
    **** My email address includes "ngspamtrap" and "@btinternet.com" ****



  4. #4
    Bob Harris
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    Re: "advanced mobile" scam? they keep calling me!

    "Paul Turner" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Does anyone know of a scam going round where someone in India calls you
    > and tells you they are from "Advanced Mobile" an "Authorised Orange
    > dealer"??
    >
    > They keep calling me wanting my postcode! What's it all about?! They
    > go on about giving me 10% off, but when i ask them more questions they
    > don't seem to know any English! They are just drones.


    There was something on BBC Watchdog where they are after your address to
    send you unsolicited invoices. Sounds similar, a postcode is a pretty good
    start.





  5. #5
    Chris Boyd
    Guest

    Re: "advanced mobile" scam? they keep calling me!

    Paul Turner wrote:
    > Does anyone know of a scam going round where someone in India calls
    > you and tells you they are from "Advanced Mobile" an "Authorised
    > Orange dealer"??
    >
    > They keep calling me wanting my postcode! What's it all about?!


    With your Orange phone number and your postcode, any dealer can access a
    small amount of information on you, including your name, last upgrade date,
    any upgrade fees and they can also process an upgrade for you.

    They
    > go on about giving me 10% off, but when i ask them more questions they
    > don't seem to know any English!


    They are offering the 10% Orange loyalty discount, which involves either
    signing a 12 month contract without a handset, or an 18 month contract with
    a handset upgrade. More details are on the Orange site.

    They are just drones.
    >
    > When I asked for the manager they said his name was "Dave Smith" and
    > when I asked to be transferred they cut me off!!


    I wouldn't touch any dealers cold calling my number with a bargepole, let
    alone give them my postcode.

    Chris.





  6. #6
    Martin²
    Guest

    Re: "advanced mobile" scam? they keep calling me!

    >With your Orange phone number and your postcode, any dealer can access a
    >small amount of information on you, including your name, last upgrade date,
    >any upgrade fees and they can also process an upgrade for you.


    Aha, that's why, well I remember few postcodes, plenty to go round, ha, ha.
    Anybody knows T Bliar's Islington postcode ?
    Regards,
    Martin





  7. #7
    Jon
    Guest

    Re: "advanced mobile" scam? they keep calling me!

    [email protected] declared for all the world to hear...
    > Does anyone know of a scam going round where someone in India calls you
    > and tells you they are from "Advanced Mobile" an "Authorised Orange
    > dealer"??
    >
    > They keep calling me wanting my postcode! What's it all about?!


    Once you divulge your postcode they can use Orange's Enable system to
    process an upgrade for you.
    --
    Regards
    Jon



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