I’ve now been called twice by the same scammers. They’ve crafted a recorded message that sounds like the Virgin Media voiceover lady. It says your Internet is going to be disconnected and something about the router. You know it’s a scam when they say “press 1 to talk to your Internet service provider” when it would say Virgin Media if anything.
Well it's kind of like email filtering... Virgin should be seeking to filter the calls. It obviously wouldn't work all the time and would be a game of cat and mouse but still. I'm sure there are plenty of gullible folk out there who are going to fall for this.
For what it's worth, for VM, 01853 424540 was the number that called today. 01692 428605 was the number that called on 4/9/20.
The main problem is that TPS will not stop scammers at all, as well as TPS will only stop unsolicited marketing calls from genuine companies. Scammers tend to use auto dialers which just try numbers in a range, normally with a spoofed phone number as although come up as UK numbers then these numbers are not the number they are calling from.
There are many 3rd party equipment that can deal with this called a Call Guardian, which will screen calls for you.
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Thanks. What I’d really like is an Alexa skill that could deliver call screening using my Echo Connect. I’ve got the Call Handler skill but it’s not all that automated and hasn’t be designed with the Echo Connect in mind.