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Telephone scam warning

Postby papajohn » September 11th, 2019, 12:27 pm

Please see the article entitled 'Telephone scam warning' in the 'Everything Else' section.
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Re: Telephone scam warning

Postby Stan A. Einstein » September 11th, 2019, 12:43 pm

papajohn wrote:Please see the article entitled 'Telephone scam warning' in the 'Everything Else' section.


Let's get this out there, put papajohn's full post on main board.

Thanks for your post.
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Postby UPTHEPORT » September 11th, 2019, 12:47 pm

Well done jon
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Re: Telephone scam warning

Postby Frank Nouble 3 » September 11th, 2019, 12:48 pm

I get a call every day same woman but different message telling me my internet is corrupted and press 1 for BT 2 for others.
Stepmother 84 is savvy albeit from Belgium originally, not the greatest in English but had message regarding her bank account being hacked.
Slammed phone down but still tramped into town to her bank to make sure all okay
Scum out there for sure
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Re: Telephone scam warning

Postby UPTHEPORT » September 11th, 2019, 12:50 pm

Stan A. Einstein wrote:
papajohn wrote:Please see the article entitled 'Telephone scam warning' in the 'Everything Else' section.


Let's get this out there, put papajohn's full post on main board.

Thanks for your post.


I'm no longer a moderator but by the wonder of copy and paste


When you receive the call it will be shown as an 01633 number, a recorded message will inform you that they are OFCOM and your internet services are, or will be, severely disrupted during the next 24 hours. If you haven't hung up by now you will be invited to allow the caller to remotely access your laptop/computer in order to "fix" it. Now F.F.S. don't fall for this. Remote access will result in the deposit of malware and access to vital stuff such as bank accounts. My daughter received the call yesterday and being savvy asked them for their number so she could call them back. They hung up. Today, I received the call from 01633 780665 (no such number), but just hung up. Hope this message helps and feel free to circulate as you might wish. There are a lot of vulnerable people out there who will fall for this.
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Re: Telephone scam warning

Postby Goals win Matches » September 11th, 2019, 1:12 pm

I have been receiving similar calls almost daily for the last two weeks.
They say
1). Message forwarded from your internet provider (but they do not name it- obviously they do not know).
2). Another version says it comes from BT who run the services for other providers (but not mine, I'm on Virgin)

then I'm given the choice of pressing 1 to contact the provider to cure the problem (which they say is a security threat because caused by hacking) or 2 to permit the cancellation of my service.

I, of course, do nothing (except holding on until they hang up- so as to cost them more money for the call!)
When I use 1471 it usually says call number withheld but today it was 01973809720.

Although I have been threatened for weeks with my internet being cut off I have always ignored this and am still on line! I suggest you do likewise.
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Re: Telephone scam warning

Postby G Guest » September 11th, 2019, 2:13 pm

Happened to me today. They spoofed a Rogerstone number to call. Hung up.
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Re: Telephone scam warning

Postby Blackandamber » September 11th, 2019, 4:16 pm

As well as the internet calls I've also had calls saying that £600 will be paid from my debit card.
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Re: Telephone scam warning

Postby Frank Nouble 3 » September 11th, 2019, 4:29 pm

Step Mother just had the Newport Code one and does not exist.
Also just today a joker asking if all her windows were secure as he would do a free survey to check all okay.
Plus the £600 Visa mystery payment on her card.
Scum
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Re: Telephone scam warning

Postby Percy plunkett » September 11th, 2019, 8:28 pm

G Guest wrote:Happened to me today. They spoofed a Rogerstone number to call. Hung up.

If it's 89,it could be Bassaleg or Rhiwderin as well.

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