> This will be a scam,
> whichever option you take (1 or 2) will almost certainly connect
> you to a premium rate line and very quickly cost you a lot of money.
"Phone Fraud Ė Warning from the Police 11.5.05
"We have been advised of a telephone fraud currently in operation -this applies to home and work telephones, landlines and mobiles.
If you receive one of these calls, upon answering the telephone you will hear a recorded message congratulating you on winning an all expenses trip to an exotic location. You will then be asked to press 9 to hear further details. If you press 9 you will be connected to a premium rate line that costs approximately £20 per minute."
That's from [www.hoax-slayer.net
]. See the Detailed Analysis further on for a debunking.
The key press will tell the system that a prospect has bitten on the bait. The system than redirects the call to some active connery, most likely a human con artist. Much as in this recent thread: [www.eastdulwichforum.co.uk
]. But your remedy, hanging up, is fine. [forums.moneysavingexpert.com
] has some useful advice on how to avoid being beguiled into making a premium call.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was june 14, 06:35pm by ianr.