- January 15, 2014 at 3:38 pm #57912
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
- January 15, 2014 at 5:22 pm #119000
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 🙄
- January 15, 2014 at 8:14 pm #119004
Angie, I am in your camp on this one. I wait for Katie to bite back.
- January 16, 2014 at 9:37 am #119007
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 😉
- January 16, 2014 at 10:02 am #119009
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!
- January 16, 2014 at 10:38 am #119010
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
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