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Is this number legit

Callum79
Joining in

I have received a call from this number offering me a very good deal to stay with virgin.  I just want to check that the number is someone from virgin and not a scam. 

The number is [removed]. The gentleman's name was imran. 

 

 [MOD EDIT: Personal and private information has been removed from this post. Please do not post personal or private information in your public posts. Please review the Forum Guidelines]

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goslow
Legend

@Callum79 wrote:

I have received a call from this number offering me a very good deal to stay with virgin.  I just want to check that the number is someone from virgin and not a scam. 

The number is [removed]. The gentleman's name was imran. 

 [MOD EDIT: Personal and private information has been removed from this post. Please do not post personal or private information in your public posts. Please review the Forum Guidelines]


Recent topics have mentioned scam-like calls from people, claiming to be from VM, and offering heavily discounted services. Some of these do seem to be phishing attempts to obtain personal info and/or account info. In one recent topic a customer was roped into a scam involving supply of a mobile phone via their account details.

https://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Security-matters/Possible-scam-need-to-change-memorable-word/m-...

The moderators have removed the number you listed (either it was a fake or may have been a mobile belonging to a VM sales person).

Simple answer, when someone rings you out of the blue claiming to be from VM, is that you have no way of telling if they are genuine or not (particularly because of the scammers' ability to fake caller ID's to look like real VM numbers). If you do engage with them and/or give them any info at all you do so with a level of risk attached.

If you do want to speak to VM for any reason, best method is to make an outbound call yourself to one of the recognised VM contact numbers.

Sometimes the VM forum team can check outbound sales records to see if you have been called. One of the VM forum team should reply here within a few days.

Steven_L
Forum Team
Forum Team

Hey @Callum79,

Welcome to the community and thanks for taking the time to post your issue on the forums.

Please can you send me the number over via a private message, I can get that check for you.

What was the call regarding?

Regards,

Steven_L