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    Seeing forum members unexpectedly

    Peter- Sorry it is the best I can do... 1619391340
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    A scam phone calls and emails discussion.

    Confirming what Marlow Donkey has said above.. I will state that scam callers clone their telephone number which disguises their real number. After scammers have called me I have dialled 1471 and it has given me various numbers with different dialling codes ranging from Brighton to Northern...
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    A scam phone calls and emails discussion.

    The latest scam I have received at their usual time for receiving scam calls between 0900 and 1000.. This morning received the usual "robotic" recorded message from "Visa Department" to say that £900 had been debited to my visa bank account and if I had not authorised it to press 1 to speak to...
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    A scam phone calls and emails discussion.

    No I did not this time. When they called I was busy doing domestic duties. When I have spare time then I play them along. Another game I play is to tell them to hang for a minute then leave the phone off the hook but keeping returning every minute and tell them to hang on a bit longer. They are...
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    A scam phone calls and emails discussion.

    Two phone calls around 0900 this morning saying that my internet will be cut off by my "internet provider" within 4 hours and to press 1 for further information. The recording was done by a very convincing well spoken "English" female voice which would fool any vulnerable person. I have had the...
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    A scam phone calls and emails discussion.

    I joined "Nextdoor" on a website somewhile ago expecting to be to be news about my immediate neighbourhood. Ended up getting news about the whole town, endless email messages that had nothing to do with me, advertisements, flyers, etc. After a short period I discontinued my membership.
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    A scam phone calls and emails discussion.

    Said she was a marketing company doing a survey. She had an Asian accent and I could hear voices in the background therefore guessed it was a "scammers" call centre.
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    A scam phone calls and emails discussion.

    I had a phone call today from phone no. 01296-715265 asking to confirm my address, details of age, whether employed, married, etc. So I thought I would have a bit of fun- Firstly the address they gave was my previous address so I told them I had moved and gave a false address. Age I gave was in...
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    Decimalisation.

    I agree there were some "hidden" prices rises. See my item in item no. 3
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    Decimalisation.

    When we changed to the present decimal money in 1971 I kept a selection of old coins in the hope that they would become collectors items. At the time many other people had the same idea and now 50 years later I would struggle to sell them to even get the equivalent money back considering...
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    Decimalisation.

    I remember it well (maybe that is giving my age away..!) There were some hidden price rises and here are some examples- items costing 6d changed to 3p or items costing 2/6d changed to 13p. At the time people thought there was going to be a lot of confusion but the decimal money (100p to £!) is...
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    A scam phone calls and emails discussion.

    I get a lot of scam calls many of which I have registered on the web site "who called me". There are so many different numbers which change frequently. Look at this website.. Who called me? | United Kingdom's Free Reverse Phone Lookup (who-called.co.uk)
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    Adulting GCSE: Things that should be mandatory to learn in school

    Exercise and sport particular emphasis on swimming. How to read a map (without a computer).
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    Merry Christmas Everyone

    Reindeer hauled Driver- Mr.S.Claus Conveying parcels. Stopping as required to set down only
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    A scam phone calls and emails discussion.

    I have been advised that any numbers starting 0209 ...... is a scam and that such dialling code in London does not exist. They are sometimes used in films or tv programmes. Can anyone confirm .?
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    A scam phone calls and emails discussion.

    I moved house a few years ago but within the same locality so was able to transfer my landline phone number from my old house to my new house. When anyone phones me which I cannot identify I ask them to quote them the address they have registered for me. The scammers always quote my old address...
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    Buying house near tracks / Kent House station

    It is not the gross weight of the lorry it is the "axle" weight. In the same way that a 2-6-0 steam locomotive weighing 100 tons gross equals 25 tons axle weight. If the maximum vehicle weight of a lorry is 44 tons then it would not be able to transport a steam locomotive weighing 100 tons.
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    Buying house near tracks / Kent House station

    In my younger years I lived in a house which backed onto the London- Brighton main line and as stated before apart from occasional overnight engineering works the noise from the railway did not disturb me. I have been asked the same question by friends considering buying property next to a...
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    Introductions

    Due to a technical fault somewhere in the depths of my computer I have been unable to access this website for several months. With help from our admin team the fault has been identified and I should now be able to read the forum. Accordingly this email is now testing the system.
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    New driving test

    Why then is a satnav part of a driving test.?

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