A person with an overseas call center voice phoned on my landline, the phone showed a long number starting with 13 but I didn’t write it down. The woman asked if we wanted our registration on the Do Not Call register extended. The implication was she was from the DNCR. I was very doubtful about this but said yes.
They went on to quote my phone number, name and address which I was vague about. As they had the details (apparently from the phone book) there wan’t much point in denying it. They then offered to send me a special device that would block all unwanted phone calls. I said nothing much and let them talk. They then said the device would be $150 and asked if that was alright. I said no. She then called me an idiot. I returned the complement somewhat stronger and hung up.
I haven’t seen this particular scam before. I am pretty sure the DNC doesn’t phone to extend your registration and that there is no useful device that would block all unwanted calls. They are creative!