Phone calls on landline usually in the afternoon. A recorded message which sounds like an American accent claiming to be British Telecom. Various versions all stating that my internet will be disconected if I do not press number one to find out why. Sometimes in a few hours other times 24 to 48hrs. Had them every day for about 3wks. Some kind of scam obviously, just wondered if anyone knows anything about it.
I have had such calls, also from “TalkTalk” . My phone has the ability to block a call after you get it but the number is often a false one appearing to come from U.K. but actually from India , probably. Hard to totally ignore them but that’s the best thing to do
Scam calls are doing the rounds, here's one on forum community.virginmedia.com click here
bogus BT calls but just had a different one.... saying my IP address
has been compromised by more than one country and I need to change my
IP address. Press 1 for a technician. If I don’t do this my internet
will be disconnected within 24 to 48 hours.
Yes bumpkin, I've had same scam calls purporting to be from BT. I usually give 'em some techno-babble-flannel in my best native Glaswegian accent and they invariably hang up [immediately] in desperation.
Had one recently saying my BT Broadband router had been 'Hacked' and malware had been installed. Told him that I didn't have a BT account or router and he insisted that ALL internet broadband was really run by BT regardless of their name. I then told him that I was on Virgin and he then said that even Virgin was really BT. and he then transferred me to a different person who said he was the Virgin representative who said he was based in 'East London'. What he didn't seem to understand was that Virgin BB was via their own cable network not down the BT phone lines. I Gave him lots of what Aitchbee calls 'technobabble' and he still insisted on his version. He cut off the call abruptly when I said I was a Virgin technician (NOT) and knew what I was talking about.
Its easy to see how those who are not savvy about these things can easily be duped by these scammers.
talk talk threatened to disconnect me over an unpaid bill of £185 plus VAT, I told them to go ahead, I was threatened with court action, again I said go ahead, when I get the court summons I will see you there, I have never been a talk talk customer