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I've just had one of those fake support calls from "Tech Support Creed". They gave me the number
All they want is remote access to your computer.
I got a call from that company on Monday and told them to give me their number to check their credentials. They gave me an 0208 number but no one answered. They claimed my computer was sending them error messages but I have a brand new machine so I knew immediately it was a scam! I would hate it if they tried it on a vulnerable person. How can they be stopped?
The number they called on was 01233378555 so you can safely ignore any calls from that number.
I also had a series of calls from Solar Energy Savings - first someone rings to check your gullibility, then a second call gives you "free information", and a third call makes an appointment for an 'engineer' to call. The engineer uses all the standard high pressure techniques to get you to sign up, with tiny incremental improvements in the offer , etc.
And this week I have had a series of calls from a boiler room called T M Harris. They offer me a 'guaranteed' 8% return on an investment in storage pods (apparently premises owners all over the country are putting all their belongings into them), and warn of the 'fiscal cliff' coming on January 1st. And apparently there is huge profit to be had from rare earth metals because China is about to put all the prices up.
I have not invested.
Here is another comment about this number. Obviously its not trustworthy!