Gordon the Energy Advisor's new scam......

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Gordon the Energy Advisor's new scam......

Post by macliam » Fri Jan 14 2022 12:51pm

I've been getting daily calls from Gordon. He's a friendly chap, concerned about the problems with my insulation - although he does seem to be a bit deaf, never answering questions and just rolling through his list...... nor refraining from cold-calling me despite my number being registered and my requests that he do so.

However, there is an interesting side to this...... he is using a different number each day. I have been blocking his number for the past few weeks and... guess what.... I've now run out of capacity on my blacklist. This is the new ploy, flood you with different numbers until your defences are breached and then they have a free hand....

It really is time that OFCOM actually did domething about these scammers rather than just coming out with weasel words. A simple requirement is to ensure that ALL calls have a genuine provisioning number which can be traced - because blocking a call coming from a non-UK source but spoofing a UK number is not beyond the capacity of the technology.
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Re: Gordon the Energy Advisor's new scam......

Post by pabenny » Fri Jan 14 2022 3:36pm

As anyone who remembers Jilted John can attest, Gordon is a Moron.
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Re: Gordon the Energy Advisor's new scam......

Post by expressman33 » Fri Jan 14 2022 4:36pm

does he know your address ? , if not give it as 10 Downing Street
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Re: Gordon the Energy Advisor's new scam......

Post by macliam » Fri Jan 14 2022 5:42pm

pabenny wrote:
Fri Jan 14 2022 3:36pm
As anyone who remembers Jilted John can attest, Gordon is a Moron.
Thanks for that ear-worm. can't get it out of my head now!!
expressman33 wrote:
Fri Jan 14 2022 4:36pm
does he know your address ? , if not give it as 10 Downing Street
He knows jack sh*t.... it's a fishing expedition.
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Re: Gordon the Energy Advisor's new scam......

Post by tom15 » Fri Jan 14 2022 7:06pm

I have a simple & effective policy - if I don't recognize the number, I leave it to the answering machine

No message invariably means unimportant or scam
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Re: Gordon the Energy Advisor's new scam......

Post by macliam » Fri Jan 14 2022 8:23pm

tom15 wrote:
Fri Jan 14 2022 7:06pm
I have a simple & effective policy - if I don't recognize the number, I leave it to the answering machine

No message invariably means unimportant or scam
Or NHS out of area callback - as I found to my misfortune.... :(
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