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just had one of those calls

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AnnCardiff Report 4 Feb 2013 18:22

"Can I speak to ................" -
me - "who wants her"
reply - "Legal solutions
me =- I do not wish to speak about legal solutions
reply - it's about the car accident you had in 2010
me - I did not have a car accident in 2010
reply - no minor scrapes or bumps
me - no
reply - well it will just have to dealt with by motorway people

what's that all about - not the first one I've had like that - had another persistent one which claimed I'd had a car accident in a car park somewhere


Porkie_Pie Report 4 Feb 2013 18:45

I just put the phone on the side and walk away, then come back later to see if they've gone, Your post reminded me i had one today at 2.30pm just checked and the line was still connected double checked using my mobile and sure enough it's still giving the engaged tone, Wonder what that will cost them?

hehehe :-D



JustJohn Report 4 Feb 2013 18:48

I reply with some temerity. I think it is phishing on behalf of a solicitor.

Had you had an accident 3 years ago (or a fair time ago, or you had said "no, it was 2012 or 2011") they would have suggested a solicitor to get you some compo.

They probably get paid well for introducing clients to a "no win no fee" solicitorr.


JustJohn Report 4 Feb 2013 19:03

Luton-based. Might this be company?


supercrutch Report 4 Feb 2013 19:07

You can enter the number in Google get the who is calling me answer. Then complete the Ofcom nuisance caller online form :-D

These people who phone me get a shock on my answerphone...lolol ask friends who have called when I am out ;-)

*$parkling $andie*

*$parkling $andie* Report 4 Feb 2013 19:07

The spate we've been having lately is about renewing insurance on the sky box !

The bleeding thing is 13yr old ! and we haven't had insurance on it for probably 10.
we've has at least 4 since the new yr ,
I can always tell it's a iffy call when hubby picks up the phone and says ' Sorry but I didn't understand what you said..... '
If he's feeling a bit bored he will have a chat with' Bob or Martin' or whoever it maybe and string them along for a bit, (unusual names the eastern mother's give their children ) til he gets fed up and say's his goodbyes.!!

Had 3 automated calls about the Government misrepresenting the grants available for insulation lately too.

Haven't had the Legal Solution one yet tho, Hmm that's a new one .



AnnCardiff Report 4 Feb 2013 19:44

did 1471 - no number

Budgie Rustler

Budgie Rustler Report 4 Feb 2013 19:46

Hope you told em. Hmm :-) ...Thats nice :-)


Island Report 4 Feb 2013 19:49

Quite Budgie ;-) :-)

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 4 Feb 2013 20:48

We had a call last week and OH answered

They:- Our representatives are in your area and we would like to call round to discuss.........etc

OH: :- What area is that? ...................( we live near Channel coast)

They:- Thurso, Caithness.

OH:- I hope you're not paying them mileage between calls.


JoyBoroAngel Report 4 Feb 2013 21:04

i pass the phone to baby satan telling him its santa on the phone :-D


LadyScozz Report 4 Feb 2013 21:25


I often put the phone on the bench and go back later.

If I'm feeling snippy I say nothing at all....... that gets them all confused.

If I'm in a weird mood I pretend to be a visitor who speaks little English, and I jabber at them.