And in the UK, the missed-call 070 scam is being addressed by Ofcom (where you get a "missed call" on your cellphone from what looks like a mobile number, but in fact costs you a packet to call)
So it's refreshing to see the spirit of innovation lives on in scamland - someone's now combining the two practices. I got this email today:
It gives me a great deal of pleasure to write you this mail
and even when it might come to you as a surprise, I hope you
find it of interest.
Let me first introduce myself.
My name is David Timms. I am an Executive Auditor with a Bank here in Europe, I would like to use this means to ask your assistance in moving some fund over to your country. [....]good percentage of the fund, it is important to let you know that fifty percent
[...] For effective communication, please
kindly include in your reply, your complete Names, Address,Occupation, Age and most especially your contact number
[...] David Timms
Tel:+44 704 011 [xxxx]
Reply to: [xxxx]@crawler.com
So not only is someone trying to defraud me of money in a dodgy transaction, but he wants me to pay through the nose by using his 070 number during the negotiation.....