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Scam Calls Almost Daily

Receiving scam calls regarding illegal activity on my broadband and will be disconnected in 24 hours. It's an unavailable number and a press 1 to speak to a technician. 2 months ago it was we will cut off your phone line and coincidentally when I look back I then had no phone line for over 3 weeks. I'm on the telephone preference service too and regularly update it so how do they manage it?

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Groups doing illegal things tend not to care about do not call registers, you'll also find it's a group operating out of somewhere such as India where they're untouchable by our authorities.

If you actually lost a service after receiving the call then you should buy a lottery ticket, as coincidences like that don't occur too often (but that's all it was, a coincidence.)

There isn't much you as an individual can do to stop these calls, they don't usually call from a blocked/withheld number and usually call from a spoofed/fake phone number which renders attempts at blocking a fruitless effort for the most part. Hopefully one day the phone networks will be updated to be more modern with call authentication, but until then this is the reality we live in.
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scammers quite often work from lists of numbers. some have just the number, others have the name and other info too.  they are not interested in who you are. they are not interested in the tps. most are overseas. all they want is your money. if they just get a 1 in 100 success it makes it worthwhile for them.

i'm an anti scammer. recently i was told about a piece of software that scammers/hackers have made that sends 2000 emails every 15 seconds. the software 'makes up' email addresses. although there are bouncebacks, plenty get through to active accounts.  all the scammer does is sit back and wait for the replies... 

 

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Scammers just use a carousel system that they input a range of phone numbers and each is dialled in turn, when the system detects an answer, they are put through to a person. Often you get no response from these type of calls and that’s because a person is not available, so eventually the line is dropped.


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This used to happen to me on daily basis these calls and emails are a headache until i blocked these Indian guys. One advice will be not to give any of your personal info to these scammers.

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I always give personal data to these scammers, unfortunately for them it’s not mine, just what I make up at the time. 


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@Tudor wrote:

I always give personal data to these scammers, unfortunately for them it’s not mine, just what I make up at the time. 


Same. I also like to get to the "please give us your session number" when they try to connect in and make up the number. That REALLY frustrates them....

 

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We get them regularly saying they’re from the BT technical department & wanting access to my PC, if you tell them you’re not with BT then they claim all providers use BT.
Even if you press 2 to disconnect it goes through to these scammers.
I would just hang up as soon as you realise it’s a scam. 

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Got a silent one  "from Australia" a few minutes ago; reckon it's the scammers not knowing what day, time or country script they're supposed to be using...Man Mad

Good job we're on to them...Smiley Indifferent







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I’ve been receiving scams calls every day this week either saying my BT phone will be terminated or my internet will be cut off.  Also thanking me for £599 payment twice.  Each call was pre-recorded with a menu to follow.

Numbers include - 0185 765608, 01953 289845, 01628 15746 and 05349 329027

have others been getting similar calls this week?

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