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Old 01-14-2009, 09:20 AM   #1
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Default Scammer quick off the mark!

Today, I made a small business site live, with a broadband phone number that hasn't been publicised before.

Within two hours, I'd had two calls - on from Yell.com (proper organisation but we used them in the past and paid a lot of money for no leads) and one from Vardis - a well-known scammer purporting to donate the profits to charity (yeah, right) by selling ad space on non-existent wall planners, directories etc. using ads often lifted from your web site or other publications.

Moral - register with the TPS (telephone preference service) before you publicise the number.

Does anyone know how they monitor the arrival of a new web site/phone number? The domain registration etc. was done weeks ago, so it can't be that.
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