But what is telephone fraud and how can you protect yourself?
A beginner's guide to scams. I ask who is calling but he continues to ask me is this your name?
I don't know what my rights are on this so I am holding out till I get more information. Then I got a call saying they needed to update my programs and needed to access the computer again. Contact your carrier's Customer Service department for details.
If the number is showing as Blocked or Unknown, you'll need to contact your carrier so that they can determine the number and block it for you. I persisted in knowing where they were calling from. I actually felt very threatened and can see why people give their details. Now you have no computer, we have locked it and you cannot get into it.
He became very angry and hung up. The message I have on my device is as follows: Install a screening device on your landline. I feel very sorry for people who do answer every phone call they get. Try a reverse phone lookup service. Include your email address to get a message when this question is answered.
Has anyone else had the same problem with phone blocking and if so how did you resolve it. I think these people are scum, like the muggers who target old people with their pensions. Should I be worried? I have never had a paypal account and have been in touch with paypal, they asked me to forward them to a special address but it hasn't stopped them. All I want are my photo's which they have deleted from my external hard drive, and they were on my computer in lightroom, thousands of them.
I've had lots of emails asking me to update my PayPal details. He kept asking me to call the number on the back of my bank card and I just calmly said 'ok', but didn't call back. Strange things started happening on my screen including setting up an AOL email, supposedly to divert spam mail into. If I don't recognize the number I simply don't answer, they have the option to leave a voice message if they choose not to then it can't be that important.
How did the scammer know I had been in touch with BT?? I have been very lucky so far that I haven't fallen victim to these individuals. I only answer calls from friends or family and "if you are a cold caller, you are wasting your time"!