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Didn't get to the phone in time. Got the number from 1471.
Apparently the international code 0012 is from Bolivia!
Andrew
 Apr 09th, 2008
08-04-08 Did 1471 found this number checked through Google, thanks for your messages, i now know not to look any further
DB
 Apr 08th, 2008
Had this call today and just checked on google and was directed here.
Never call back dodgy numbers anyway.
Glad to know for sure it IS a scam.
Being registered with the TPS doesn't seem to make a difference when numbers coming from outside the UK. :o(
Clem
 Apr 08th, 2008
Didn't get to call on time thankfully but did 1471 and number seemed very odd so checked on internet. Will try to block as suggested below
wendy
 Apr 08th, 2008
compensation service, automated.
Simon
 Apr 08th, 2008
Did not leave msg on answering m/c
RT
 Apr 08th, 2008
Correct Number
14258 BT choose to refuse
Nigel
 Apr 08th, 2008
this number called pm automated call centre
GET THIS SET UP ON YOUR PHONE LINES 14252 BT choose to refuse
Nigel
 Apr 08th, 2008
Got an automated call from this number on my landline. I immediately used my mobile to call my own landline number and clear their number from 1471 - I would advice everyone to do the same as recalling this number will result in premium call rates. It's not safe anymore to give out personal telephone numbers to anyone.
David
 Apr 08th, 2008
had one num lead me here glad i didnt press redial thx guys
brad5150
 Apr 08th, 2008
I didn't answer it, but took a note of the number, and found this page. I am not surprised to read these comments and I'm glad I didn't answer. I have had similar calls before.
Richard
 Apr 08th, 2008
it was an automated request to do a survey. bloody Yanks!!!!
John
 Apr 08th, 2008
It is a US number, but a UK firm. Have complained to ICO as i am on TPS too.
PJB
 Apr 08th, 2008
An automated call. I just put phone down. Tried to ring back - but number dead... surprise suprise.
Marie
 Apr 08th, 2008
I've had 2 of these automated calls, the message says you can call back free of charge, but I'm not taking the risk, you always hear of these scams where you ring them back and it costs you hundreds of pounds!! I'm already registered with the Telephone Preference Service so was very surprised to get these calls. I'm attempting to report them to the Information Commissioners Office (www.ico.gov.uk) - but if Christine and Susan are right and it's a US number then I don't think the ICO can do anything. I may also try reporting it to Watchdog, maybe everyone else who gets these calls could do the same, and hopefully something can be done about it.
Nicola
 Apr 08th, 2008
compensation service...automated..put phone down straight away.
Caroline
 Apr 08th, 2008
had automated call from the same number, claiming to be a debt consilidation company. siad press 5 for further information...... Con!!!!
mark
 Apr 08th, 2008
I also had this call this morning but when I picked up there was no-one there. I am sure it is an american number.
susan
 Apr 08th, 2008
It was an automated call from some kind of compensation service. I thought 001 was an US code?
Christine
 Apr 08th, 2008

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