I have just this minute received a call on my land line from an Asian sounding man purporting to be from BT regarding my problematic internet connection, I told him I was with Virgin he said it doesn't matter every thing goes through BT, he wanted me to sit at my computer while he talked me through things, I declined and told him I had no proof of who he was, he said he would explain once I was at my computer, I declined again and told him I would contact Virgin, I have always been wary of these sort of calls especially as the callers number was withheld
bt never withheld there numbers that was a scam to get you to download something i would i hung up or muted the call he would not ring back haha or i would say something saying virgin media does not go though bt network and swear at him and hang up it will stop them calling that number
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I have developed a sure fire way of dealing with "withheld" telephone numbers.
Just answer the phone, but say nothing at all. I know the natural inclination is to say "hello", but just say nothing. 99% of the time the call is just dropped by the caller. One of the reasons for this is that "carousel" dialling systems will only connect their call when a sound is detected at the other end. By saying nothing the automatic system just hangs up.
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yes it is a scam. they will ask for remote control of your pc, then make up issues by getting up event viewer and pointing out standard normal pc errors then say you have a virus then want hundreds of pounds to get it fixed. i know their patter and methods very well.