This morning my cell phone rings (a rare event, it’s usually texts) and I answer …
“This is mumble calling from mumble, mumble, mumble, about your recent car accident”
Now, I have not even had so much as a car-park scrape in about twenty years, and I know this is a scam, so I reply:
“I’m sorry, I don’t talk to scammers” and hang up. I have the number that they called from.
My phone is listed with the TPS so I go to report it.
The TPS does not handle scam calls.
The TPS will only handle complaints if I give them the name of the company who called me (I don’t think they will accept mumble mumble as valid, somehow).
The Information Commissioner’s Office will not handle calls that are scams or fraudulent (and this one surely was) but refer one to the police.
The police have a nice form I can fill in - “This should only take you 20 minutes” - and I have other things that matter more to me.
So an attempted fraud/scam/crime goes unreported.
As far as officialdom is concerned, it was not reported, so it did not happen.
This proves that the TPS works.
Funny thing is that very few people have my cell-phone number - family, the hospital that cannot treat my SPMS, people like that - so why did they try my number?
All I can do is list it on a site like “WhoCallsMe” which will give others the opportunity of blocking it.
I am also thinking of the UTPS -U as in Useless.