How Do Scammers Get Your Phone Number?
I’ve had my phone number here for about six months. Usually once, a day, I’m hold I have had an accident, my Windows computer needs fixing or some other scam. I say that the phone is registered with the Telephone Preference Service and usually say that if they’re telling me I have an accident, then would they please get lost. They usualy hang up pretty sharpish.
But how did they get my number and a name to go with it?
Few people have that link except my friends and the others probably include, BT, my bank, John Lewis and a couple of other shops, and perhaps a few on-line shops and couriers.
So who got a nice kickback from the scammers to give them my phone number and name and address?
After all, a verified name must be worth a few bob. so it is worth paying for.
It would be nice to find some little tow-rag, who has sold a few names and give them a few months in one of Her Majesty’s Prisons. That would surely encourage the others!