Update on Those Time-Wasters

Stop Wasting my Time sign

So, what rubbish emails and calls have there been to Brooklands Radio station in the last few days?

A company named Toople trying to sell us business broadband. – never heard of them.

A company offering merchant cash advances against sales – we’re a volunteer radio station – we don’t sell stuff.

A Captain Tim of the US Army 82nd Airborne division serving in Afghanistan. He wants help with securing two trunks and will pay handsomely for that help. He wants to know my name, address, telephone number, occupation and a copy of my drivers licence , which of course contains birth date and a photo. – This couldn’t possibly be an attempt at identity theft. NO. Never.

An email from a company telling us about a private jet service in Hong Kong – no use to us – we only ever use helicopters.

An email from an SEO company says “Over 80% of people in your industry search for and buy your products online” – Generic rubbish.

A set of emails titled “Contractor Working”, “Payroll Solutions”, “Contractor Call” etc.. advertising systems for contract workers. – This is just lead generation. The marketing company sending this stuff will earn money for every reply they pass onto their client.   

These people just waste our time and clog up the Internet with rubbish.

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