'Do not call' register scam
We were recently alerted to a new phone scam by YourLifeChoices member Brenda, which we thought was important to share.
Please heed her warning if you receive one of these phone calls.
I am writing to let you know that today I received a call from a foreign gentleman (sounded like Indian) who told me that he was updating the "Do not call" register and could now get all the annoying marketing calls barred, especially the ones made from overseas call centres.
He said I would never again get calls from anyone who was not family or friend or to whom I had not given my number myself. I smelt a rat but let him carry on to tell me that the service was completely free and I would not be bothered by any ongoing bills - there was just this $89 one-time payment to be made. I told him I did not have any money and hung up.
I thought you might like to warn your other readers about this especially as so many people have complained about the marketing calls, etc. I fee some people might be tempted to take up this scam offer.