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Standard User Apprentice
(knowledge is power) Fri 08-Jun-18 09:39:21
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I got a similar call regarding BT switching off my internet connection yesterday, the message was automated with a female voice in an American accent stating to press button 1 etc etc etc.
What next?

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Standard User MCM
(knowledge is power) Fri 08-Jun-18 10:37:13
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Button 2?
Standard User bobble_bob
(knowledge is power) Fri 08-Jun-18 10:39:30
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I hope you pressed 1. Dont want your internets being cut off do we wink


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Standard User MHC
(sensei) Fri 08-Jun-18 13:21:32
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In reply to a post by Robin1989:
I love getting these types of calls - I just turn it into a game of trying to keep them on the longest and annoy them. I've even once nearly had one of them cry on me - was great.


A few years back before the advent of cheap VOIP I was working with a comms provider and we had our own transatlantic links and more round the world. One of the specialists was in the office when a scam call came in and he answered it. Whilst keeping them talking he accessed the link and, don't ask me how, tied the call permanently open. The international call was in progress for 17 days and the scammer could not use his line would have received a rather hefty bill from his Telco!


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Standard User helpoort
(committed) Fri 08-Jun-18 17:26:56
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No I did not press one.
Was an American accented female.
First time I had come across this, see from replies it is not exactly NEW.
Thanks for replies
Standard User PaulKirby
(knowledge is power) Mon 18-Jun-18 11:22:56
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In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
Now new, this one has been doing the rounds for a while, i.e. a variation on the scam calls to get people to install remote desktop software so that malware can be side loaded.

Just got another phone call this morning on our landline, sadly the answerphone cut off the start of the call, but the computerized voice did introduce itself as being from BT, but here is the part the answerphone got.

BT Scam Phone Call 1

Like I have said, the landline phone number is not the first point of contact for BT and BT never phone that number.

Plus why would they need to phone you, they would just need to re-issue a new IP to our connection.

Paul

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Edited by PaulKirby (Mon 18-Jun-18 20:03:07)

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