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217 days ago

PHONE SCAM FROM NZ NUMBER NOW?

Rae from Chartwell

You might recall I posted a few weeks ago about unsolicited calls from overseas numbers that hang up before you answer. The calls were coming from an 0044 (England) and 0061 (Canada) at the time.
Today similar sort of scenario, except the phone barely rang this time (it was sitting beside me, so I know that) before termination from their end.
This time on examination, I see an Auckland number 09 9410480. Phone numbers starting with 9 give you no idea of what area they might be in, think they might be allocated to businesses, not home phones.
As with the other overseas numbers I did not call back as I strongly suspect this is more of the same, you get diverted through an 0900 number or similar which automatically bills you.
So again, beware, because if I hadn't seen for myself how this call was terminated before really even ringing, I might well have called it back.
My advice, which I hope I will take myself, is to not reply to any number that you do not recognise, at all, unless they have left a proper sounding message for you, even then I would be wary, but I doubt they'll do that, as any answered call will cost them.

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18 days ago

TUI Medical

Ian from Huntington

So I had cause to visit the doctors on Monday of which I visited the drop-in doctor as I didn't have an appointment - to my horror I was charged $80.00!!
This was in fact I was told because I was de-enrolled by the centre and when asked why - the reply was "if your are fit and healthy for 3 years or more and do not see a doctor then you get de-registered" which you do not know about and get stung at your next appointment should you have cause to visit the GP.
This is appalling and either the DHB or Tui medical should be informing you - the patient - that you are about to be de- registered.

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Missing cat

Rosie from Flagstaff

Hey, my cats been missing since early morning of today she always shows up for breakfast and it’s unlike her to wander far from home. Her name is Phoebe and is about 6 years old and is a tortoiseshell cat. She’s quite timid and shy but friendly. She hasn’t had breakfast this morning and so might be quite hungry.
If anyone might have seen her or does find her you can contact me 02102792645