After a drought in incoming phone calls I have experianced a flurry this week. Just now a call from "Domestic Repair" which doesn't appear on an Internet search wanting to reschedule my non existent boiler repair insurance. One from another company which does come up on search engines regarding my non existent washing mashine insurance, which was quite happy to extend the warranty on my "10year old machine which walks across the floor when spinning" Both come up on "who called me?" As dangerous.
Yesterday I had a call which could so easily con someone. There were a number of red flags as we went along but none very obvious for the uninformed. Although it started with an Indian accent 🚩and the number on the phone was “international “🚩 In was quickly passed onto someone who spoke with an English accent. He knew a building soc. a/c number but called it a bank.🚩 On questioning him he said he came from an English city which I knew so asked him about a bizarre museum item there and he answered very quickly. There were some large amounts of money being taken from the a/c but he couldn’t tell me the last movement.🚩 He said we were on a “recorded line”🚩 We carried on for 15 mins after which he got fed up with me, told me to “f**k off” 🚩and put the phone down on me.
My point in writing this is that there appears to be an upsurge of scammers fluent in English which may allow people to let their guard down. This is the second one I have come across lately..