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Standard User Zarjaz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 21-Jul-19 09:02:50
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Well you still have the option to refuse the call, and even block the number.

I certainly wouldn’t answer a call from someone announcing themselves as ‘Visa Security Department’ and hope you wouldn’t either.

Standard User mikejp
(committed) Sun 21-Jul-19 09:14:00
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Out of interest, how would the ‘Visa Security Department’ (or similar) get in touch with you if you wouldn't even answer?
Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Sun 21-Jul-19 10:33:49
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The phone system announces who they claim to be when you start to listen to the call. Only then do you decide whether or not to accept the call, always allow it, drop it, or drop it and ban the number.

It would be the card issuer, not Visa. I’ve forgotten how they call, as it’s years since that happened. I think you get a message to call them and have to find the number off their website or from a card statement.

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Standard User busterboy
(member) Sun 21-Jul-19 11:32:11
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Best thing I ever bought. laugh

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Standard User mikejp
(committed) Sun 21-Jul-19 12:47:22
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Indeed, Rob, just trying to point out it is not the panacea for all ills - you could still be 'fooled' into answering if the announced name is relevant to you. Also, how does it work with 'ansaphones'?

The system I use is caller display and to block all undeclared incoming numbers and not pick up on any '00' incoming unless I am expecting.a 'foreign' call. Works 98% of the time. Also a bit cheaper! There is NO simple cure-all answer to the problem, but a bit of intelligence eliminates most. The others I am quite rude to.......they do not call back...

I DO appreciate, by the way, "It would be the card issuer, not Visa." - it was ONLY an example!!
Standard User Zarjaz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 21-Jul-19 15:04:21
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No, it’s not a panacea, but it sure helps.

If the card issuer (or whoever) genuinely needs to get in touch, they could leave a message, or try again later ....

Standard User Andrue
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 21-Jul-19 18:04:39
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In reply to a post by helpoort:
Received a phone call yesterday and today the 17th July.
FROM VISA SECURITY, a female informed me that a £600.00 transaction was about to be transacted on my Visa account and to PRESS ONE.
So we can go THERE but not STOP this type of call.
What a silly comparison. This is a common mental failure known as a false analogy.

And in any case something like the Trucall unit can stop these calls and it's been available for several years now.

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Edited by Andrue (Sun 21-Jul-19 18:06:17)

Standard User burble
(member) Sun 21-Jul-19 22:07:00
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I have caller display and a answerphone, a glance across at the display will tell me if I know the caller, if I don't it usually goes to answerphone, but sometimes I'm expecting a call but not sure what the number might be, I don't think I've ever seen a scam call with 00, they always spoof what they think is a UK number, but most times get it wrong. If it's an actual person calling (I'm guessing here) they hang up when it goes to answerphone, if it's an automated call by the time the answerphone starts to record it's halfway through message.
Standard User broadband66
(knowledge is power) Mon 22-Jul-19 09:27:06
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But the number may be spoofed to a correct number so how does it work in that instance?

Just trying to find how people deal with these issues.

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Standard User Zarjaz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 22-Jul-19 10:47:53
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Get yourself a TruCall phone. As another poster said, money vet well spent ..

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