New version of "your computer has errors" scam?

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Re: New version of "your computer has errors" scam?

Post by Goldenwattle » 12 May 15 7:42 pm

biggles1024 wrote:I haven't had a landline phone for the last seven or eight years. I therefore have missed out on receiving these calls. Thankfully, I have yet to receive such a call on my mobile and that is despite having the same number since August, 1988. \:D/
You obviously don't live in a concrete house where mobile phones don't work in much of it. I need a line coming in.

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Re: New version of "your computer has errors" scam?

Post by noikmeister » 12 May 15 7:53 pm

I've had the same home phone and mobile number since 1998. Not quite as good as 1988, but not bad.

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Re: New version of "your computer has errors" scam?

Post by Goldenwattle » 12 May 15 8:08 pm

Thinking about it now, I've had the same basic home phone number since probably the late 1980s. It has got longer though with added numbers. I moved house during that time, but was able to take my number with me, because I stayed with the same exchange. A nice number I didn't want to lose.

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Re: New version of "your computer has errors" scam?

Post by noikmeister » 12 May 15 8:21 pm

Goldenwattle wrote:Thinking about it now, I've had the same basic home phone number since probably the late 1980s. It has got longer though with added numbers. I moved house during that time, but was able to take my number with me, because I stayed with the same exchange. A nice number I didn't want to lose.
The good thing nowadays is that you don't need to stay on the same exchange to keep your number.

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Re: New version of "your computer has errors" scam?

Post by Goldenwattle » 12 May 15 8:26 pm

noikmeister wrote:
Goldenwattle wrote:Thinking about it now, I've had the same basic home phone number since probably the late 1980s. It has got longer though with added numbers. I moved house during that time, but was able to take my number with me, because I stayed with the same exchange. A nice number I didn't want to lose.
The good thing nowadays is that you don't need to stay on the same exchange to keep your number.
It did less than two years ago; at least without extra expense. I could have kept the old number if I had moved exchanges, but it would have cost me a regular extra fee, it was explained to me. Has this changed in the last two years?

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Re: New version of "your computer has errors" scam?

Post by noikmeister » 12 May 15 8:28 pm

Goldenwattle wrote:
noikmeister wrote:
Goldenwattle wrote:Thinking about it now, I've had the same basic home phone number since probably the late 1980s. It has got longer though with added numbers. I moved house during that time, but was able to take my number with me, because I stayed with the same exchange. A nice number I didn't want to lose.
The good thing nowadays is that you don't need to stay on the same exchange to keep your number.
I did less than two years ago; at least without extra expense. I could have kept the old number if I had moved exchanges, but it would have cost me a regular extra fee, it was explained to me. Has this changed in the last two years?
Maybe. I actually swapped from Telstra landline to naked DSL and VOIP and moved my number from Telstra to iiNet without paying anything.

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Re: New version of "your computer has errors" scam?

Post by Yurt » 13 May 15 10:26 am

Same mobile number since 2000 and I inherited that number from someone else at work who left. Then when I left my job some 7 years ago they let me take my number with me.

I remember how expensive mobile calls were and you really wouldn't stay on the line long. But now I look at our landline bill and see that there have been 5 local calls in a month! Mobile really has taken over. We all used to talk about the risks of using the mobile too much but you never hear that now.

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