“One of the exasperating aspects of this modern era of phone scams is the fact that I can’t call back when I see I have a missed call from an unknown number on my mobile phone,” a reader tells Topical. “I can’t chance it, after the warnings of dodgy callers whose scam is to ring you, and hang up abruptly if you do answer, and then keep you on hold for as long as possible so they somehow make money from that.” (Readers can learn more about the myriad scams active these days by going to the Scamwatch website).

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