- Apr 7, 2014
Yeh I did the TPS thing about 7 years or so ago, pointless, did nothing useful. I'd get the scam caller, tell them they shouldn't call etc. and they didn't care, just got fobbed off. Because... I ask where did they get my number from, they reply "erm.. it just came up on their computer" so has nothing to do with them or even under their control. Indeed our numbers are just computer generated and sourced from where? To bring legal action is going to be pointless.
Best I had, I told the guy I was with TPS and it's illegal for him to call and I convinved him that the legal action was going to be brought against him personally (he's holding the smoking gun) - he was almost in tears.
Sorry to hear about the no fault car crash, been there myself, stressfull getting it all sorted.
I guess I was lucky then. In my case it was annoying up to the level I was actually considering legal action. Please mind tho, Im a calm and polite type of a guy. I felt sorry for them as they are just doing their job. I have a friend who was working in call centre while in uni and he was emotionally drained because the **** he was getting from his customers. It stuck in my head but at the end of this I was screaming to them to **** right off.
With the car... the best thing ever happened to me to be fair. I was driving home after I dropped my kid to school, there was 2 guys driving a car on front of me, driving very slow. I though they are looking for parking so I tried to overtake him at one point, he turned my way and we almost crashed. I have backed of, stopped and waited. He stopped as well, selected reverse and crashed on to my car on full speed. And drow off. RTC scammer. I had a witness, there was CCTV pointed on this spot, I was covered. So back then I was driving 15 years old Peugeot 206 and I had my brand new car on order. I had a buyer for 206 for £200. After the crash insurance offered almost £900 for this. I remember when they called to tell me this. I was loughing and saying its not worth it, you overpaying, its worth a bag of crisps and a rotten onion. They still paid. I got my new car a week later and I was driving insurance paid car for the time being. So yeah, quite an incident but no drama otherwise.
They never found the guy, I think he had a fake reg number on...