[Gllug] Phone scam?

John Winters john at sinodun.org.uk
Mon Apr 18 18:49:25 UTC 2011

On 18/04/11 10:37, Alistair Mann wrote:
> I don't remember where I saw
> this (might have been the economist?) but with telephone fraud it can
> take upto three months to get the law to disconnect them. From a
> business point of view, it can make sense to start up a shell company
> that looks kosher, and wring it for everything.

I once had occasion to complain to ICSTIS about a premimum rate phone 
line scam and they performed far better than any other supposed 
regulatory authority which I've come across.

The line was promptly disconnected, all revenue was confiscated, the 
operators were fined a large sum, and I was sent full details of those 
behind the scam in case I wanted to pursue it further myself.

Would that other operators were as effective.

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