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Anyone getting calls from an American lady telling me that my computer is about to be scammed! from California and rendered useless and to press 1 straight away!!!!! I wonder how many people fall for it!!

 

Had this caller twice this morning. Was given a number by BT to tap in to bar the number but it’s still happening !

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A couple of people have been getting automated messages from the above number claiming to be from BT saying that their internet will be disconnected tonight if they don't select option #1.

 

This is either a phishing expedition or option #1 will connect you to a premium rate number which will appear on your next bill.

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Two points:-

(1) This is doing the rounds using a LARGE collection of spoofed numbers.

(2) This particular number is clearly a con - it is (a) too long to be a UK one and (b) no UK landline number begins with a zero.

See the reports on  http://uk.whocalledme.net/ , for instance. There are other sites, just that I tend to use this one to check, on the few occaisions when I need to.

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We have been getting these for months. I block the number every time but they just use another one.

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I got one the other day that was really the number for a garden maintenance contractor in Bolsover. 

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If the call is from an 'actual person' claiming to be from BT / Microsoft etc etc and I'm bored, I see how long I can keep them on the line for. I spent a funny 20 minutes as my record. Eventually he got fed up and hung up. Nice to waste their time and have  a bit of fun at the same time.

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Do what I do tell them you use dos ,proper baffles them 

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had 5 calls today saying its bt going to cut off your internet,all different numbers isn't it about time it should be stopped  I kept one talking for 10 mins last week and she cut off when I said I just wanted to have a chat till my dinner was ready ,any other tips to get shut .

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Keep getting these too. The big annoying factor is it is an automated call with "press 1 ... etc". What I want is an actual person that I can verbally abuse. Get a  lot of satisfaction telling the callers to go forth and multiply  and questioning their parentage.  

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I received via my land line an odd message telling me that during the next 24 hours my BT internet connection would be cut off because of suspected hacking.  I was invited to press 1 for something and 2 for something else.   I didn't.  Has anyone had something similar?  I dialled 1471 and the number who had called began 00625....   

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Just ignore it. I'm always getting calls from 'BT' about problems with the internet. They usually have an American or other foreign accent. 

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