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User Complaints for 02030266482
Caller name: Asian guy
Lying guy banging on about a survey, and what brand of washing machine we own. Was rude and persistent and despite being asked explicitly not to call my number, rang again about an hour later. How is this allowed? These scammers should be strung up!!
Caller name: Asian guy claiming from PC Wizard
Just got a call now, same cold calling... From PC Wizard... Our technicians have done a survey in your area and how your system is at risk. And is downloading malicious software... etc etc... I knew it was a spam from the first moment, so asked couple of questions (usually I blow my lid straightaway, but had some time, so thought of playing around).
I asked him how did they get info about my PC?
Ans: By doing survey
What specifics do you know about my PC?
Ans: Our technicians have done research/survey
hmmm... I told him I'm a better technician that his technical team and to stop bullshitting me... I use a MAC... He hung up... ;) lol...
Accent sounded Asian (FYI... I'm Indian, so not being racial...)
These scammers find new ways of exploiting people... I pitty the elderly and those who are basic computer users...
Caller name: no idea!
Called me around a month back tellin me my internet has been running slowly recently. It actually has n me like s dummy almost fell for it if it wasn't for my brother who came n saved the day.makes me feel really dill because I was gullible. He was some guy with an Asian accent and was talking so fast I could barely understand(which I think was the idea) he rang me back after a while claiming I asked to call back l8a. I told him where to shove it and e Hung up on me. Just got a call from an Asian women wanting to know what Washing machine model I had and how old it was. Again she had an English accent. We all need to make sure that we ask for a name and company etc. I tend to Google these numbers l8a.it really help. The callers have an Asian accent and they have bad manners ( I'm also Asian . Not bring racist!)
Caller name: Some computer company I think
Wanted to know if I would go on the computer so they? could check up on the impending virus about to crash my computer etc. Said I was in the middle of cooking , and was far too busy , she (an indian woman) slammed the phone down !!!
Caller name: PC Wizzard
Just had a call from a really firm guy telling me my pc was at risk wouldnt let me get a word in .. worried me as my parents are sitting ducks for these scum and what if my son had been here alone and turned the pc on like they asked ?? How the h**l did they get my number?? eventually I got rid of him he said he will call back after 3 ... really hope not !!
Caller name: various
This is a Scam.
They ask you to go to windows event viewer, where there are warnings and errors - very typical of every computer and generally not a problem. Every computer has an occasion that something doesn't boot up correctly.
Anyway, they get you to log into a remote connection and install a program which allows them to remotely access your computer. Just think about it - would you allow a stranger access to all your files? No!
They prey on the computer illiterate. However if you know what your doing you can have some fun with them:
*Say that you have an apple mac
*Say that you have dial up connection so that you can't be on the phone at the same time as being on the internet. Then say that you don't have a mobile.
*Answer the phone "Bobs IT"
*Try to record the call as well - use sound recorder on the pc or your mobile to record the call and post the message online.
We need to make this national news. They are conning people out of hundreds of pounds.
Please report this to http://www.actionfraud.org.uk/ and http://www.bbc.co.uk/watchdog/gotastory/
Caller name: Too ashamed to tell me
Called at 1.15 in the morning, left a message on answerphone to say "Your call cannot be connected" - I never call anyone while I'm asleep. I wish I could find a geographical address for these "waste of space" idiots.
Caller with Indian accent told me my computer was about to crash in 2 hrs when I said "don't be ridiculous" they hung up, have had these calls before cannot understand why number is traceable but nothing done about it.
Caller name: Monica at BC Wizard
Called yesterday about my computer having problems but hard to understand her Asian accent. Put me on to a supervisor who got very annoyed when I said I had a Mac, accused me of wasting his time!!!
Called again today but she hung up when I started asking questions.
Caller name: Edward
Just received a call from a telemarketer asking what make of washing machine I have, I asked "why do you need to know" He replied because we re doing a survey to find out which is the most popular machine. I said would it not be fater and less time consuming for you to just ring the half a dozen manufacturers and ask them how many machines they've sold. I said that given that there are probably 10 million households in the country, it will require an awful lot of phone calls to get an accurate figure. Also some people lie about the machine that they have.
Called on Sat 28 July 2012 @ 14:18
Just silence at the other end.
Made me curious, so checked your website.
Dialling 1471 returned 0442030266482 which was interesting, as calls originating within the UK do not usually include the UK "44" prefix when dialling 1471.
Just a thought ....could calls be coming from outside the UK where our law can't touch them, and then be re-routed via a London exchange? (Maybe, by doing it this way, scammers aren't able to use the "witheld number" facility, as I'm sure they wouldn't want to identify themselves if it was possible).
Caller name: hello man.
Just had a call from this number, obviously from a comedian or a guy who likes to think he is. Had a minutes worth of him saying hello over and over again and 5 minutes of silence while I carried on watching my tv before he decided to hang up. The people that do these prank calls really annoy me, I mean do they actually get paid to prank call people or do they just do it for fun??
Just missed a call dialed1471 but got in a panic as code is similar to my elderly mothers(who lives the other end of the country to me). But googled it and saw this site! thank god they didn't answer when i tried to ring back...lines were busy!
Caller name: N/K
Just received a call from the dreaded 02030266482. I never answer a call until I have verified the caller so did not answer this one. Alarmingly it appeared to start with my assumed name then dropped into satellite gibberish. The technology is out there to stop these calls but sadly the call providers appear to be making money out of then!!!
called about which washing machine we owned and the asked if the address was right?? no where near then asked of a mister so and so still lived at this adress, never heard of them, they then asked my postcode which i will admit to giving it to them then zapped them on my true call machine never to be heard from again ahhhh bliss
she was an asian woman