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Beware the Internet Con Men !!

It’s great when you can have a bit of fun at the expense of these guys….

ESW
Lincolnshire

Taking yet another call my wife showed interest & asked for the IP address of the infected computer . Trying to blag his way in with some rubbish, she insisted that we had 3 computers here & that if he could see we had a virus, he must be able to see the IP address & she needed that to get to the right computer quickly (as this was so urgent). Cue wife with big smile as he put the phone down on her.
Another victory for the victims of these nuisance calls.

Essex UK
There’s a company near me Jo called Lumbs …it’s a two pronged affair…in the summer they do ice creams sold from the van…in the winter they specialise in making gravestones…don’t know if there’s any connection…

I knew the family…..good ice creams, but didn’t know about the gravestones…..what a combination!
Jo.

Nr. Seascale, Cumbria

There’s a company near me Jo called Lumbs …it’s a two pronged affair…in the summer they do ice creams sold from the van…in the winter they specialise in making gravestones…don’t know if there’s any connection…

Wakefield, West Yorks.

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After an abundance of Asian callers I now seem to be getting numerous calls which start with "This is an urgent message regarding your PPI claim"

These are the best calls as they all appear to be prerecorded ones, as soon as I hear the word urgent I can put the phone down without being rude to some poor little tyke in a foreign call centre who’s just doing their job…….If you can call it a job that is!.

Bedford
I had the computer one again on Friday….so I tried to sell him a funeral. The banter went on for a while- then he TOOK ME UP ON MY OFFER! He said he wanted to bury his dog…..and began to chat; said he was based in Leicester (I’d have said India), and we were both in fits of laughter….I think he was probably a bored student, somewhere. Quite a pleasant exchange.
Jo.

Absolutely brilliant….can’t wait to try that one out


My husband conducts funerals, so I’m used to taking sad calls- and asking whether it’s a funeral or cremation….this time my insistance paid off…we nearly had a doggie funeral on our hands….
Jo.

Nr. Seascale, Cumbria
I had the computer one again on Friday….so I tried to sell him a funeral. The banter went on for a while- then he TOOK ME UP ON MY OFFER! He said he wanted to bury his dog…..and began to chat; said he was based in Leicester (I’d have said India), and we were both in fits of laughter….I think he was probably a bored student, somewhere. Quite a pleasant exchange.
Jo.

Absolutely brilliant….can’t wait to try that one out

Essex UK

I had the computer one again on Friday….so I tried to sell him a funeral. The banter went on for a while- then he TOOK ME UP ON MY OFFER! He said he wanted to bury his dog…..and began to chat; said he was based in Leicester (I’d have said India), and we were both in fits of laughter….I think he was probably a bored student, somewhere. Quite a pleasant exchange.
Jo.

Nr. Seascale, Cumbria

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I had the same call yesterday morning, only this one was from 24/7 Technical Support, I supposedly had a problem with my PC that he could quickly put right, he asked me if I would switch my PC on and log on to his web site so he could get my IP address and he would then take control of my PC and sort out the problem for me.

I commented on how amazing his company must be in being able to determine when computer users had problems that needed attention, especially so when I don’t have a computer in the house – at this point he hung up on me……I wonder why, I was so enjoying our little chat.

Bedford

We had Asian speakers from www. twice today- yes, our surname starts with W…….
It made a change from PPI-ers
Jo.

Nr. Seascale, Cumbria
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