Watch out for another scam involving spam calls.
In this latest case, the caller, a woman spoke French with a foreign accent, and said she was from the EDF and that the person called had recently consumed too much electricity. In order to avoid having their electricity supply cut off, they should ring the Technical Services number of the EDF on 08 99 27 19 17 or they would be cut off.
This is a scam and connects you to the premium O8 number system which charges you a fortune, keeps you on the line as long as possible AND IS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE EDF.
If this happens to you, send a text to 33 700 with the title ‘spam vocal’ and the suspect phone number, and you will receive an acknowledgement of receipt
For any phone fraud, ring 0811 02 02 17
Watch out too for a recent scam involving La Poste telling you they are holding a ‘colis’ or ‘lettre recommandée’ for you, and asking you to ring to organize collection.
La Poste say they NEVER call you, and your postman should always leave a note when something is being held at the post office.
une technique d’escroquerie/frauduleuse – a scam
la tonalité – dialling tone
composer un numéro – to dial a number
être coupé -to be cut off
laisser sonner – let it ring
le destinataire – recipient
le correspondant – caller
décrocher/raccrocher – pick up/put down
s’afficher – to display
un numéro surtaxé– premium number
un accusé de réception – acknowledgement of receipt