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  1. #1
    Dougie Nisbet
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    I'm on Orange on a PAYG tarrif. Had the phone and number for yonks.
    Normally I ignore these texts as they're usually scams or wrong numbers.
    But this one's beginning to get on my tits. About once a day I get the
    "You have a missed call" text saying that the person called but did not
    leave a message. Phone on and in range, so I don't think so.

    Silly I know, but I finally dialled to see what was calling. Just a few
    faint beeps and whirrs. Wonder how much that cost me :-'

    How does it break down? Country Code? At first I was looking at +1732 or
    +173 but now I think, the country code is +1, for the US? The closest I
    could get by googling was a newsgroup entry http://snipurl.com/uans
    which has:

    The phone number "(732) 694-1545" is a Woodbridge, NJ based phone
    number and the registered carrier is Mci Worldcom Communications,
    Inc., Nj.

    Could that be it? Am I the only person that's getting daily spams from
    these tossers?




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  2. #2
    Jon
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    Re: Daily 'missed' calls from +17326941545

    [email protected] declared for all the world to hear...
    > I'm on Orange on a PAYG tarrif. Had the phone and number for yonks.
    > Normally I ignore these texts as they're usually scams or wrong numbers.
    > But this one's beginning to get on my tits. About once a day I get the
    > "You have a missed call" text saying that the person called but did not
    > leave a message. Phone on and in range, so I don't think so.
    >
    > Silly I know, but I finally dialled to see what was calling. Just a few
    > faint beeps and whirrs. Wonder how much that cost me :-'
    >
    > How does it break down? Country Code? At first I was looking at +1732 or
    > +173 but now I think, the country code is +1, for the US? The closest I
    > could get by googling was a newsgroup entry http://snipurl.com/uans
    > which has:
    >
    > The phone number "(732) 694-1545" is a Woodbridge, NJ based phone
    > number and the registered carrier is Mci Worldcom Communications,
    > Inc., Nj.
    >
    > Could that be it? Am I the only person that's getting daily spams from
    > these tossers?


    The number looks very similar to one reported by Matt Haigh on the
    Orange List. It's unlikely to be from the US, most scum cold calling
    outfits prefer India to ply their trade from. Not really a lot you can
    do about it sadly.
    --
    Regards
    Jon



  3. #3
    J-A-K-E
    Guest

    Re: Daily 'missed' calls from +17326941545


    "Dougie Nisbet" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I'm on Orange on a PAYG tarrif. Had the phone and number for yonks.
    > Normally I ignore these texts as they're usually scams or wrong numbers.
    > But this one's beginning to get on my tits. About once a day I get the
    > "You have a missed call" text saying that the person called but did not
    > leave a message. Phone on and in range, so I don't think so.
    >
    > Silly I know, but I finally dialled to see what was calling. Just a few
    > faint beeps and whirrs. Wonder how much that cost me :-'
    >
    > How does it break down? Country Code? At first I was looking at +1732 or
    > +173 but now I think, the country code is +1, for the US? The closest I
    > could get by googling was a newsgroup entry http://snipurl.com/uans which
    > has:
    >
    > The phone number "(732) 694-1545" is a Woodbridge, NJ based phone number
    > and the registered carrier is Mci Worldcom Communications, Inc., Nj.
    >
    > Could that be it? Am I the only person that's getting daily spams from
    > these tossers?
    >


    I have just called it 3 times and each time it answers to silence.






  4. #4
    R. Mark Clayton
    Guest

    Re: Daily 'missed' calls from +17326941545


    "Dougie Nisbet" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I'm on Orange on a PAYG tarrif. Had the phone and number for yonks.
    > Normally I ignore these texts as they're usually scams or wrong numbers.
    > But this one's beginning to get on my tits. About once a day I get the
    > "You have a missed call" text saying that the person called but did not
    > leave a message. Phone on and in range, so I don't think so.
    >
    > Silly I know, but I finally dialled to see what was calling. Just a few
    > faint beeps and whirrs. Wonder how much that cost me :-'


    Dunno about you, but it cost me about 1p.

    >
    > How does it break down? Country Code? At first I was looking at +1732 or
    > +173 but now I think, the country code is +1, for the US? The closest I
    > could get by googling was a newsgroup entry http://snipurl.com/uans which
    > has:
    >
    > The phone number "(732) 694-1545" is a Woodbridge, NJ based phone number
    > and the registered carrier is Mci Worldcom Communications, Inc., Nj.
    >
    > Could that be it? Am I the only person that's getting daily spams from
    > these tossers?
    >


    It gives a very faint guard tone and hangs up after about 10s.

    I suspect a mis-programmed fax or card authorisation terminal.





  5. #5
    mrcamp
    Guest

    Re: Daily 'missed' calls from +17326941545


    Yes. That's a US telemarker #. 732 is a New Jersey areacode. So, those
    "bone heads" are even calling overseas. A similar # is being discussed
    here...

    http://www.howardforums.com/showthre...&highlight=732




    --
    mrcamp



  6. #6
    {{{{{Welcome}}}}}
    Guest

    Re: Daily 'missed' calls from +17326941545

    Thus spaketh R. Mark Clayton:
    > "Dougie Nisbet" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> I'm on Orange on a PAYG tarrif. Had the phone and number for yonks.
    >> Normally I ignore these texts as they're usually scams or wrong
    >> numbers. But this one's beginning to get on my tits. About once a
    >> day I get the "You have a missed call" text saying that the person
    >> called but did not leave a message. Phone on and in range, so I
    >> don't think so. Silly I know, but I finally dialled to see what was
    >> calling. Just a
    >> few faint beeps and whirrs. Wonder how much that cost me :-'

    >
    > Dunno about you, but it cost me about 1p.
    >
    >>
    >> How does it break down? Country Code? At first I was looking at
    >> +1732 or +173 but now I think, the country code is +1, for the US?
    >> The closest I could get by googling was a newsgroup entry
    >> http://snipurl.com/uans which has:
    >>
    >> The phone number "(732) 694-1545" is a Woodbridge, NJ based phone
    >> number and the registered carrier is Mci Worldcom Communications,
    >> Inc., Nj. Could that be it? Am I the only person that's getting daily
    >> spams
    >> from these tossers?
    >>

    >
    > It gives a very faint guard tone and hangs up after about 10s.
    >
    > I suspect a mis-programmed fax or card authorisation terminal.



    I got silence then what sounded like unobtainable, couldn't hear
    anything in-between.

    2006-08-05 00:25:39 +17326941545 00:00:19 FREE!


    Didn't cost me anything to call.


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  7. #7
    Dougie Nisbet
    Guest

    Re: Daily 'missed' calls from +17326941545

    {{{{{Welcome}}}}} wrote:
    >
    >
    > I got silence then what sounded like unobtainable, couldn't hear
    > anything in-between.
    >
    > 2006-08-05 00:25:39 +17326941545 00:00:19 FREE!
    >


    That's what I get too. But if you call it from the landline you get a
    recorded message saying the number is out of service.



  8. #8
    Dougie Nisbet
    Guest

    Re: Daily 'missed' calls from +17326941545

    Thanks for all the responses to this. Very interesting.

    I do seem to be popular. 0208 475 8756 phoned today
    (Phones4somethingorother) and demonstrated their disregard for the TPS.

    But another mystery. Five, yes, that's Five missed call alerts from, or,
    apparantly from, 0844 484 5330, roughly one an hour. Going through one
    of my occassional Give Them the Benefit of The Doubt moments I tried to
    send a fax to it but no connection.

    As I said I have an ancient handset with Orange on the OVP (or whatever
    it's called nowadays tarrif). And (apart from Phones4suckers above),
    they are all missed call alerts when the phone is in range and switched on.

    When Orange first brought out the Free Missed Call Alert feature I
    recall there being some disquiet about it. Now it's become a right PITA
    for me. Dunno if it's a missed call scam (http://snipurl.com/ugat) but
    it's annoying whatever.

    The poster in http://snipurl.com/ugat refers to switching off the Missed
    Call Alert feature. I'd like to do this but can't see how to do it on my
    handset (6150e). Having read some of the horror stories herabouts about
    how long people have been held in queues to speak to Orange Customer
    Service, I thought I'd ask here first.

    Thanks,

    Dougie




  9. #9
    Simon Dobson
    Guest

    Re: Daily 'missed' calls from +17326941545

    Dougie Nisbet wrote:
    >
    > As I said I have an ancient handset with Orange on the OVP (or whatever
    > it's called nowadays tarrif). And (apart from Phones4suckers above),
    > they are all missed call alerts when the phone is in range and switched on.


    You can check if a missed call alert is genuine by checking the source
    SMSC. On my Nokia 6310i, I did this by clicking 'Details' when viewing
    the message. A genuine Orange missed call alert will come from
    +447973100973 (Orange's SMSC). If you see anything else here it'll be a
    junk message trying to trick you into calling them.

    Of course, this doesn't help if the junk text originated from an Orange
    customer, but IME this has never been the case.

    However now I've upgraded to a Windows Mobile 5 device and can't see the
    source SMSC, which I miss a great deal :-(

    > The poster in http://snipurl.com/ugat refers to switching off the Missed
    > Call Alert feature. I'd like to do this but can't see how to do it on my
    > handset (6150e). Having read some of the horror stories herabouts about
    > how long people have been held in queues to speak to Orange Customer
    > Service, I thought I'd ask here first.


    You can switch it off by calling your answerphone. Don't know the menu
    option off hand though.



  10. #10
    Dougie Nisbet
    Guest

    Re: Daily 'missed' calls from +17326941545

    Simon Dobson wrote:

    > You can check if a missed call alert is genuine by checking the source
    > SMSC. On my Nokia 6310i, I did this by clicking 'Details' when viewing
    > the message. A genuine Orange missed call alert will come from
    > +447973100973 (Orange's SMSC). If you see anything else here it'll be a
    > junk message trying to trick you into calling them.


    Interesting. The SMSC is +44787 0092024


    > You can switch it off by calling your answerphone. Don't know the menu
    > option off hand though.


    Thanks. Now done.




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