I took the call just now on my land line. Guy with an Indian accent called ‘Robin’. Asked me to go to my Mac, open the browser, and go to [REMOVED] . This I did to see what happened, but then I hung up.
The page is full of links to a copy of TeamViewer.dmg, so clearly he wanted to take remote control of my Mac.
Anyway, I stopped before he could do any damage, but wanted to notify folk.
Given that my phone number is associated with Virgin Media, and this has happened over the past couple of weeks, I'm assuming this is connected with the data breach.
Nope. The scammers are just chancing it. The number allocations of each provider in every STD code area in the country are readily available online. The scammers assume that if they phone numbers allocated to a provider they will more than likely get a customer using that provider. So they don’t need a “data breach” to get the info they want.
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Thanks - I wondered that. Blimey - they're persistent then - they would have gone through (literally) thousands of numbers if they were incrementing - or decrementing - numbers within the sub-code. I can't remember if they mentioned my surname at the start of the call through; something I never say when I pick up the phone.
Either way, it's a PITA. I suspected it was a fraudulent call but I thought I'd lead him on to work out how he was going to attempt to take control.