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Getting strange call every 2 weeks anyone else get them?

Every 2 weeks now for long time I have been getting this number call me on my land line: 07049-205950....a man calls and say's "Hellow, Hellow....can you hear me....then static noise then the call goes dead....the man sounds very far away this is a patern every week same routeen....does anyone else get these call's from such numbers coded like this???? Very strange....!!

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Re: Getting strange call every 2 weeks anyone else get them?

Welcome.  Its a variation on a theme we get on here all the time.

 

You can make a note of the number and just ignore it when "they" ring.

 

OP's have come up with a number of other exotic solutions: answering in a foreign language, a zany commercial switchboard etc etc.

 

Its probably a scam.

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Re: Getting strange call every 2 weeks anyone else get them?


@turquoisewaters wrote:

Every 2 weeks now for long time I have been getting this number call me on my land line: 07049-205950....a man calls and say's "Hellow, Hellow....can you hear me....then static noise then the call goes dead....the man sounds very far away this is a patern every week same routeen....does anyone else get these call's from such numbers coded like this???? Very strange....!!


This might stop them.

 

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Re: Getting strange call every 2 weeks anyone else get them?

Maybe it's E.T.

 

Looks like a mobile number so even telepest wouldn't be much help.

 

There are 'phones you can buy which will reject numbers you decide as a nuisance. My Panasonic gives them an engaged tone and hangs up.

 

Next time you buy a new 'phone it may be worthwhile looking for a similar feature.

 

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@guilbo wrote:

Looks like a mobile number


No, no, no! I got caught by that. 070 numbers are not mobiles but "personal numbers" which can cost up to 51p a minute. The one that got me was at St Thomas' Hospital in London; I thought I was returning a call to my daughter's mobile but it turned out to be one of those vultures who provide high-cost patients' bedside phones.

 

Beats me why Ofcom allowed this on numbers which most people would think were mobiles.

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Re: Getting strange call every 2 weeks anyone else get them?

Interesting. I stand corrected. Hotels do that too. You'd think they'd make them use an 08 prefix.

 

Maybe someone who's bought a private number and has an automated system which rings round in the hope people will ring him/her back to find out who it was.

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