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Scam call?

Good evening guys. 

My partner received a call from this number 0800 052 0294 stating our Internet and phone lines will be disconnected due to illegal activities unless we spoke to a managing director.

I've been looking online trying to find out if this is a genuine call coming across a few websites claiming this is a dangerous number.

 

Any help would be appreciated 

 

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Re: Scam call?

Hi aron_stolworthy

This is not one of our active numbers at all

To put your mind at rest it would 100% be a scam 

After s few minutes they would be looking for a payment to help these supposed illegal activities stop.

Then once they have your card details it is too late 

We would always ask security questions before any outbound calls 

The best thing to do is be vigilant if it happens again

What we will do from this side is pass the number on to get reported 

Gareth_L

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Re: Scam call?

This was an active Virgin media number related to Sales (at least 6 months ago) - but perhaps some CLI (calling line identification) has been missed somewhere but also - it is easy to MASK a phone number to give the appearance of being from a genuine source.

Despite what Gareth mentioned in his response, I would personally advice, never to give out answers to security questions even if you think the inbound call is genuine as this can also, not be the case, and result in personal information being harvested-Ive seen it happen.

Always call back on the main number advertised on the official website.

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