Internet fraudsters are useing "pop-up" pages when clicked on will reroute you to a premium rate dialer without your knowledge, according to BT 60,000 plus customers have already fallen to this scam. They suggest closing all pop-ups using the title bar and not to click(click here to close) They also say you can ask BT to block premium rate dialers at no cost to you. i hope this info is useful to you if it has already been posted sorry for the repitition,good luck..............
i was caught out by this in my last quater phone bill !!!!!!!!!!!!!! although i check when i connect that it is dialling the correct no: it still dialled something/somewhere else !! it cost me three figures !! i now have (i hope) an adaquet anti virus and spybot & adaware installed to stop this happening again!!! mind you i did not know you could just ask for premium no's to be blocked. this i will do tomorrow.
Happened to me- didn't click the popup just clicked to close it. Fortunately am on BB. The dialer was an old job that had been around in Germany called MainPean. Sensibly the G govt have banned all the expensive redial nos and I can't see why ours doesn't too. Lobbying???????????
I think I encountered what may be one of these new style popups this morning whilst browsing the website of my local morning paper. A popup appeared purporting to be from HSBC bank.Each time I tried to close it the browser itself closed with error 404.This happened a number of times but has now disappeared completely. I wasn't on dialup but on a LAN so hopefully no harm done.
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