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Standard User mrlee890
(newbie) Wed 20-Mar-19 09:41:21
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BT TELEPHONE CALL THREAT


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Keep receiving telephone calls from It is claimed 'BT technical department'
Stating BT are cutting off my Internet connection.
To avoid this " Press One" on telephone.

Have been getting these calls for several weeks.
Interested to hear if others are receiving similar calls.
And if there is, a way of having them stopped.
Standard User Zarjaz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 20-Mar-19 10:26:29
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Re: BT TELEPHONE CALL THREAT


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These calls are NOT from ‘BT’ they are a scam, trying to get access to your computer.

No not answer, or just hang up.

In terms of stopping these calls, a call blocker service works, but can cost a little.

Standard User kitcat
(experienced) Wed 20-Mar-19 12:16:00
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Re: BT TELEPHONE CALL THREAT


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Every so often I press 1 and then put the handset down on the table. I once heard the person on the other end who eventually picked the call up having a rant about people wasting his time by no longer being there.

It was quite amusing listening to him getting irate about me wasting his time! . His language was horrendous I had never heard that many Anglo-Saxon expressions in an Indian accent before! Surprised he didn't revery to Hindi/Urdu etc.


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Standard User adrenalize_
(learned) Wed 20-Mar-19 12:38:30
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I used to pass them onto my 3 yr old and take bets on how long they'd last, but they seem to swear a lot more now so have stopped.
Standard User lexden16
(committed) Wed 20-Mar-19 12:58:55
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In reply to a post by adrenalize_:
I used to pass them onto my 3 yr old and take bets on how long they'd last, but they seem to swear a lot more now so have stopped.


Three year olds swearing - that's awful (joke). My wife got a call from an Unknown a couple of years ago and she was asked to say something dirty: her immediate response was 'mucky wellingtons'. The caller ended the call.

I am fortunate to have a Fritz!Box and I route all calls from unknowns etc to one of the 5 built in answerphones. The phone doesn't even ring. A genuine caller will leave a message.
Standard User bowdon
(committed) Wed 20-Mar-19 13:17:56
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If you are a BT home phone user then BT Call Protect is free to setup.

BT Call Protect

BT Infinity 2 - ECI Cabinet
Standard User Michael_Chare
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 20-Mar-19 13:22:12
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If you have a BT line do BT receive any money for connecting the call?

Michael Chare
Standard User Malwaremike
(committed) Wed 20-Mar-19 13:59:42
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NEVER press 1 or follow any similar instruction. You may be connecting yourself to a premium rate number at an extortionate rate. At best you are confirming that you are an obedient subscriber ripe for a scam.

Best advice is to say nothing, do nothing, and hang up.
Standard User Oliver341
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 20-Mar-19 15:09:56
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In reply to a post by Malwaremike:
NEVER press 1 or follow any similar instruction. You may be connecting yourself to a premium rate number at an extortionate rate.

Not possible. Whilst reverse charge call services exist, you will be clearly informed of the cost of the call prior to accepting it.

Oliver.

Edited by Oliver341 (Wed 20-Mar-19 15:23:43)

Standard User radiomarko
(experienced) Wed 20-Mar-19 15:57:29
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They enjoy BBC Radio 4, or I practice my Russian or Italian if I'm feeling frisky. Then block the number on BT Call Protect, not that that slows them down as they use spoofed numbers. Also get the same calls on mobiles.

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