I heard the most appalling thing today. Once again I had one of these calls today, and after the usual rigmarole of me telling the chap where to shove his scams he must have forgotten to hang up. I stayed on the line as I could overhear another scammer talking to someone else, I could only hear the one side of the conversation but it went something like this, in a thick Asian accent."Can you tell me your age?"
repeated about 10 times"Yes, I am phoning from the head office of your Bank, there is a problem with your debit card and we need your details"
He the proceeded to ask for date of birth, the long card number and expiry date and then the security code on the back. Luckily it seems that the person on the other end of the line stopped giving his/her details as then the Asian chap started to get irate, shouting"No, you can piss off"
again and again.
It really shocked and annoyed me and I'm just glad that they didn't get the bank details. I shall be contacting Trading Standards tomorrow when their offices are open, but I have a feeling that because the scammers set up in other countries, then there isn't anything that they can do.