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Offline Larry

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The Phone Call
« on: May 15, 2019, 09:29:15 AM »
I have an iphone 8 12.3.

I received a phone call this morning and I couldn't hear the sender. It was from the UK and I'm currently in Spain. I rung the number an hour later and heard the recorded message that they wanted me type a number of a radio station. Obviously a scam and i deleted the number, but could the ringer have already sewed something in my phone?





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Re: The Phone Call
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2019, 10:52:35 AM »
I don't know about this one, but you should never ring back. If the call was important, the caller will try again. I have read, however, that if you call back, the phone call may be routed to a number that charges you for the call (like the old 900 numbers here in the US) and the scammer gets the money.
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Re: The Phone Call
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2019, 12:09:59 PM »
We never call back. We don’t even answer if the Caller ID doesn’t show it’s a known caller. They can always leave a message. We just wait a minute and see if there is a voicemail. Just answering put two pluses on your number. 1. It means your number is real. 2. It marks you as a “good mark” who actually will answer call. Since these calls are often computer generated, answering simply makes your number more valuable to those who may sell the list of “marks”!

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Re: The Phone Call
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2019, 01:21:13 PM »
Oh dear I called back....... lesson learned, thank you.