HMRC Be warned

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by pawl, 12 Jul 2019 at 13:57.

  1. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    The ones that annoy me are the rather friendly woman's voice that says: "Hello! We hear you've had an accident...." It's really irritating to have been conned into talking to a computer and even more irritating that you can't tell them to eff off.
     
  2. Dirk

    Dirk If 6 Was 9

    Location:
    Devon's Gold Coast
    I just had one of those calls about half an hour ago.
    The Indian woman on the other end hung up on me after I described the accident. Somehow, she thought I was having her on when I described having demolished a bus shelter whilst snorting a line of coke.......even though I was sorry that 12 people waiting for the bus were killed.........
     
  3. Shearwater Missile

    Shearwater Missile Senior Member

    Location:
    Stowmarket
    I had an automated call this afternoon purporting that a sum of money had been taken from my bank account and press 1 to speak to an advisor ! Of course I did`nt press anything and then the call just stopped. I would hope nobody would fall for that. What, without asking who the person was answering the phone, no bank name being mentioned. Despite being on the TPS for all the good that does.
     
  4. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    Yes one of these days I'm going to answer yes and string them along with a story about my pals being to blame for making me ride too fast and crash.
     
  5. Drago

    Drago Flouncing Nobber

    Location:
    Valhalla
    I once did that...

    "Yes, I have been in a car accident, as it happens. I'd pulled a double shift at work, 20 hours. I was knackered driving home so stopped for a few pints on the way back. Not many, 5 or 6. When I came back our the sun was low and jn my eyes but I tried to carry on. I missed a curve, mounted the path and hit a bus stop, put two nuns and 6 orphans in Hospital. Made a right mess if my car and got a dose kf whiplash too. How much do you think you can get me?"
     
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  6. I told her I had, but I can't remember all the facts because I was pissed out of my brains.
     
  7. They've got wise to that. The clever ones now fake their own birth.
     
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  8. southcoast

    southcoast Senior Member

    I’ve had a lot of calls from 0203 numbers recently, but when the number comes up on the display I don’t answer it,
    It appears there is a company that sells 0203 numbers!
     
  9. Drago

    Drago Flouncing Nobber

    Location:
    Valhalla
    Perhaps a British company that makes money in Telecoms?
     
  10. glasgowcyclist

    glasgowcyclist Charming but somewhat feckless

    Location:
    Scotland
    The presented number is easily spoofed, so is no indicator of the true origin.
     
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  11. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy The Monch

    Location:
    Inside my skull
    Ah Inspector Clueso lives on...
     
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  12. Drago

    Drago Flouncing Nobber

    Location:
    Valhalla
    Oh no, I could never even dream of being in his league.
     
  13. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy The Monch

    Location:
    Inside my skull
    There is a buem in my ruem...
     
  14. roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    not now kato.
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  15. Shearwater Missile

    Shearwater Missile Senior Member

    Location:
    Stowmarket
    Alas we still laugh at them yet they are no longer with us. I always thought that he was an officer of the "Lure" ! More than can be said for the flippin nuisance calls.
     
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