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Fax calls AGAIN ! (Reply)

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ஐ+*¨^¨*+e+*¨^¨*+ஐ Mildred Honkinbottom

ஐ+*¨^¨*+e+*¨^¨*+ஐ Mildred Honkinbottom Report 4 Apr 2008 19:43

UPDATE SEE NEWEST POST

For almost an hour , every ten mins or so, my home phone has been ringing. When ive answered its silence followed by a series of high beeps.. Ive been putting the phone down almost straight away (just in case).

Ive rung 1471 and got the number which after googling it is Loughborough University .

Now is this a random dialler from the uni or something more sinister (which costs money)

Got a bit upset so phoned hubby, and not had a call since 20 mins ago.

Uni has an email addy, I may mail them & take out my anger that way

Mandy

Mandy Report 4 Apr 2008 19:45

It sounds like a fax tone, especially if it's the Uni. They could have set it to automatic but put in the wrong number.

Still scary when it happens though.

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₪ TeresaW elite empress of deleted threads&# Report 4 Apr 2008 19:47

Have you tried calling the number back?

I had a referees whistle once when I was getting crank calls years ago (before the days of cold calling LOL), the usual heavy breather. That stopped it...but there is a story attached to this...

The last call I got from the crank, I picked it up and handed it to my now ex husband. He listend for a second then picked up the whistle and blew hard! Thing is, he forgot to take the phone away from his ear...nearly burst his eardrums! lol

MrDaff

MrDaff Report 4 Apr 2008 19:47

It sounds as though it might be a fax machine, that is faxing pre-set numbers.

I'd e-mail them, too.

Love

Daff xxx

McAnne's Gahan-Crazy

McAnne's Gahan-Crazy Report 4 Apr 2008 19:47

Yes - sounds like a fax machine to me too

♥ Kitty the Rubbish Cook ♥

♥ Kitty the Rubbish Cook ♥ Report 4 Apr 2008 19:47

I hope it doesn't happen again...............especially if you're alone.

xx

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₪ TeresaW elite empress of deleted threads&# Report 4 Apr 2008 19:47

Mandy, I bet you're right...

ஐ+*¨^¨*+e+*¨^¨*+ஐ Mildred Honkinbottom

ஐ+*¨^¨*+e+*¨^¨*+ஐ Mildred Honkinbottom Report 4 Apr 2008 20:03

Thanks girls

Ill go with the random fax machine. It does sound as if thats the cause (Ive never heard a fax machine lol )

Ive mailed them a curt but polite mail and just got an auto out of office reply until 8th message.


TW

My old nan did that once, if only you could see her telling the tale with tears in her eyes laughing. as she acted out the whistling down the phone (her whistle was a panic alarm, destined to make you deaf at forty paces)

Harpstrings

Harpstrings Report 4 Apr 2008 20:06

Yep fax machine - damn annoying when it happens in the office let alone in the home.

Hope you get it sorted soon.

Tina x

Hoobity

Hoobity Report 4 Apr 2008 20:14

We had this problem a long time ago and phoned BT for advice. They suggested we allow the machine to finish its job as it would keep ringing us till it had been able to send the whole message. They also said this was a common problem as whoever inputs the numbers into these things sometimes gets a digit wrong. shirley.x

TaniaNZ

TaniaNZ Report 4 Apr 2008 20:25

Hi mildred
Im sorry I didnt see this earlier.
That is definately a fax machine,The one we have in the hospital is set in the same way,once I fax information it is either sent immediately or sits in the fax and is automatically sent to the recipient evry 5 mins until it can get through,this is so someone dosent have to go back and forwards with an engaged number.
The high pitched squeals are just the fax trying to interact with another fax.
Unfortunately it dosent recognise when there is no fax on it just keeps trying for however long they are set to try for.
Regards Tania

JoyBoroAngel

JoyBoroAngel Report 4 Apr 2008 22:32

take it off the hook

for a while they might stop then


i am sure the noise your getting is called telemetry

ஐ+*¨^¨*+e+*¨^¨*+ஐ Mildred Honkinbottom

ஐ+*¨^¨*+e+*¨^¨*+ஐ Mildred Honkinbottom Report 4 Apr 2008 22:43

Hopefully its now sorted

Ive had no more calls

Thanks again

ஐ+*¨^¨*+e+*¨^¨*+ஐ Mildred Honkinbottom

ஐ+*¨^¨*+e+*¨^¨*+ஐ Mildred Honkinbottom Report 30 Jun 2008 08:00

Well it happened again at 5am this morning, woke kyle up and Ive been awake ever since.

Its another number & Im awaiting their email response.

The first time, I emailed the college and never did get a reply...better get one this time from these people :o((

skwirrel 1

skwirrel 1 Report 30 Jun 2008 08:12

Ask your provider to trace the calls and send you copies - then you can send them to Loughboro and have them trace the menace.

Gill

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 30 Jun 2008 08:17

elaine, it sounds as if your number is close to a number somebody faxes, but why at that time of the morning I can't think. It could be any one of the staff or students I assume so the uni is not likely to know who it is. Unless somebody is trying to send to another time zone maybe and not putting in the country code. Annoying though. Hope you sort it.

Ann
glos

Bobtanian

Bobtanian Report 30 Jun 2008 09:21

we had the same problem at work...on our extension,
turned out the calling fax had been programmed with 01733 instead of 01788(or summat like that) eventually managed to divert the fax call to a genuine fax number in the factory..........thats how we found out what/who was calling.

was someones pipe supplier factory, calling a transco number......

Bob

ஐ+*¨^¨*+e+*¨^¨*+ஐ Mildred Honkinbottom

ஐ+*¨^¨*+e+*¨^¨*+ஐ Mildred Honkinbottom Report 30 Jun 2008 11:02

This was a differing number from the first call in april,

This time it was from Historic Houses association.

I have received an email and an apology, so thats got to be applauded, unlike the first time and the ignored emails sent to the university. :o((

Kay????

Kay???? Report 30 Jun 2008 11:12

If you use XP.you can set up fax from the system,and you dont need to pre-scan,,,just send a fax back instead of email..mind they cost more,!

ஐ+*¨^¨*+e+*¨^¨*+ஐ Mildred Honkinbottom

ஐ+*¨^¨*+e+*¨^¨*+ஐ Mildred Honkinbottom Report 30 Jun 2008 13:45

all sorted, well done to the company for their swift response !

Email sent to me around lunchtime

Dear Elaine

I am the office manager for the ***** office. After some investigation we have discovered that my cleaners incorrectly dialled your number instead of their head office to fax through their timesheets.

I can only apologise that this has happened and assure you that I will be speaking to them and making sure that this error does not happen again.

Please do accept our sincere apologies and contact me again if you need to.

Yours

********* ******