I think VM should block these calls. To be honest - I have stopped using my home phone number totally, since 90% of people call my mobile when needed to speak to me. I only have a home number attached because it's cheaper on my monthly bill with VM to have a landline rather than not having it.
After this incident, I will not be picking up any phonecall made to my phone at home anymore. If its urgent, then they can leave a message and I will check my messages.
Be careful, in these desperate times, I'm sure there will be more and more scammers out there!!
These scams (and a lot of others) are as common as muck. Unfortunately they just change the number they're calling from. It isn't difficult to generate 1000's of numbers in a few seconds, which seem to be anywhere in the UK.
Stay vigilant folks and under no circumstances let them have access to your computer/bank account.
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I'm a Zoho email customer as well as a VM customer and I had a online support session with them just now. Naturally the scam alert search was the first thing I saw as I typed in join.zoho.com. Even though I was expecting them to call me to resolve an issue it made me suspicious. I asked the technician to provide information a random scammer would be unlikely to have to prove he was genuine.
Zoho.eu and Zoho.com are genuine domains Zoho use and not in themselves scam sites. Unfortunately for them their screensharing app is being used by scammers, so it's definitely good to be on your guard any time any caller asks you to download an excutable file.