Wednesday 2 January 2008 12.00pm
I have had a few nuisance calls over the past 3 weeks or so.
This is one of those scams where a computer random dials numbers in an area and connects you to an operator if you answer. Therefore, it can sound like nobody is there until an operator is free. The operators will try and sell you something, usually mobile contracts, house insurance, etc. Seems as though the scam is running from India - so BT are powerless.
The phone number in question is 07012212212. Be warned - if you do a 1471 and then call them to give them a piece of your mind, you will:
1) Pay 50p per minute premium rate for calling them
2) Confirm that your number is in use
control the scammers with BTs "Chose To Refuse"
product. It annoys me that BT charge for that service.
Finally - you can look up scammers numbers using this website.
The thread for 07012212212 is here.