Phone calls from 'LOROL'

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  1. maniacmartin

    maniacmartin Established Member Senior Fares Advisor

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    Hi all,

    It would appear that someone has given my home phone number when stopped by RPIs on the London Overground. I have received a number of messages on my answerphone prompting someone whose name I do not recognise to call "LOROL" on an 0844 number which I suspect belongs to IRCAS. This person has given my number out before in the past, to debt collectors but I have never received anything addressed to them in the post.

    I do not wish to incur charges calling a ripoff 0844 number, especially since it might well just be an automated 'enter your card details' style system. This is especially true during office hours, when I would be at work myself and have to call from my mobile. If I ignore the calls, are they likely to stop calling soon?

    I have a Sky 020 3-prefixed number, so it could plausibly belong to almost any address in London
     
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    najaB Veteran Member

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    It's up to the company to prove that the debt exists, rather than for you to prove that it doesn't. Personally I would ignore the calls.

    You could also try a site such as SayNoTo0870 to see if they have a geographic alternative number.
     
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    bb21 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Is the debt legit? If not, ignore.
     
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    34D Established Member

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    Have you googled the phone number?
     
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    maniacmartin Established Member Senior Fares Advisor

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    They seem to have stopped now anyway
     
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