Cold calling from lawyers

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This topic contains 5 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by Profile photo of katy katy 2 years, 10 months ago.

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  • #57912
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    katy
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    Had an automated call today. “Have you bought property abroad and lost money. there is now new legislation which means you can get your money back. We have a team of lawyers waiting for your call…press 5 to go to our help desk.” Hello what nw legislation is this then 😕 After I had cut them off I wished I had pressed 5

  • #119000
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    angie
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    katy, might it be possible that had you pressed 5 you may have been doing a return call to a premium rate number? I think such scams exist worldwide 🙄

  • #119004
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    Anonymous
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    Angie, I am in your camp on this one. I wait for Katie to bite back.

  • #119007
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    angie
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    Glad you agree shakeel, but you lost me with your last sentence 🙄 There was something on tv a while ago about cold calling and asking people to dial or press a number which ended up being premium rate calls that went on for over 5 minutes costing a bomb 😉

  • #119009
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    DBMarcos99
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    This premium rate phone issue may be of prime importance to new property buyers – for example I know of people who’ve bought apartments in central Madrid and rent out for good money on AirBnb (ok, so theoretically they need to get permission, but that’s a different matter)
    Now, one way of getting the punters (indeed nowadays it’s expected) is to offer free wifi with the listing.
    The danger is that a crook can go from property to property and in different cities, and call the premium lines from each abode…
    Be careful out there!

  • #119010
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    katy
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    I don’t think it’s a premium line I think it’s similar to the have you been misold a pension type things where they want to sign you up on high commission fees. I was getting call called almost everyday re. The pension stuff. Fed up and the number being withheld I pressed for more info. Said someone would call me back and they did. Waited until I got details I needed re. The company etc. and then told him I was reporting them for numerous nuisance calls, which I did :mrgreen:

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