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Tips To Avoid Spam and Robocalls

Bambino
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These are from the US Federal Communications Commission but they apply here too:

  • Don't answer calls from unknown numbers.
  • Don't answer calls from numbers you don't recognise.
  • Don't respond to any questions that can be answered with a "Yes."
  • If someone calls you and claims to be with XYZ company, hang up and call the company yourself. Use the company's website to find an official number.
  • If you do answer a call and hear a recording such as, "Hello, can you hear me?" just hang up.
  • The same goes for a call where you're asked to press a number before being connected to a representative.

When you answer a call and interact with the voice prompt or by pressing a number, it lets spammers know your number is real. They can then sell your number to another company or begin targeting your number more frequently.

 

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pgn
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Very sensible, @Bambino 👍

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Thanks for the information and reminder 🙂 



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Thanks for that info @Bambino. Good to be reminded.

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Some really useful info @Bambino! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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pgn
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And getting taken-in, or being taken for a ride, is even easier with WhatsApp, Telegram, etc - keep on your toes!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-59238425.amp

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Not good!!

Please note, this is not customer services and we cannot access your account. Do not publish personal details (email, phone number, bank account).


Link to our guide on how to contact them can be found here

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