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Old Apr 9th 2012, 2:33 pm
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Not that anyone on here would be stupid enough to fall for it, but I just received two calls from +971562342762 saying they are Etisalat and asking me to call back the same number to claim 200,000dh.
The poor spoken English of the bloke calling is a bit of a giveaway.
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Old Apr 9th 2012, 2:48 pm
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Same thing, different number. I told our office security guy who told his mate in the police who investigated the number....
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Old Apr 9th 2012, 3:55 pm
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Originally Posted by NorthernLad View Post
Not that anyone on here would be stupid enough to fall for it, but I just received two calls from +971562342762 saying they are Etisalat and asking me to call back the same number to claim 200,000dh.
The poor spoken English of the bloke calling is a bit of a giveaway.
That would of probably convinced me they were from Etisalat!
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Old Apr 10th 2012, 7:49 am
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Originally Posted by NorthernLad View Post
Not that anyone on here would be stupid enough to fall for it, but I just received two calls from +971562342762 saying they are Etisalat and asking me to call back the same number to claim 200,000dh.
The poor spoken English of the bloke calling is a bit of a giveaway.
Have you reported it to Etisalat? Or the police?
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Old Apr 10th 2012, 7:59 am
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I am a bit slow this morning, you call them back and what? What's the scam exactly, they ask for bank details or something?
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Unlucky for you, you cynical person, I called the number and gave all my account details, I am expecting a deposit any day now.
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Yeah- it was Etisalat. They delivered my new car 3 days after the 200,000 deposit. Oh yeah, it wasn't Dirhams, it was Euros.
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Originally Posted by weasel decentral View Post
I am a bit slow this morning, you call them back and what? What's the scam exactly, they ask for bank details or something?
Ditto - anyone?
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Old Apr 12th 2012, 6:15 am
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They call, tell you that you've won, ask for your phone details & SIM card details to "confirm you have won", then they ask for your bank details to "make the deposit", oh and could you just confirm your identity by giving your full name, date of birth and mother's maiden name?

How do I know? Cos I was bored one day and gave them false details all the way through just to find out... :shrug: I was bored.
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Originally Posted by weasel decentral View Post
I am a bit slow this morning, you call them back and what? What's the scam exactly, they ask for bank details or something?
I assumed it would have been one of these high-rate numbers at 50dh a minute.
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Old Apr 12th 2012, 5:16 pm
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Originally Posted by NorthernLad View Post
I assumed it would have been one of these high-rate numbers at 50dh a minute.
not the one that called me (at least it never showed on my bills), but yes, I guess that's a possibility as well.
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