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Scam

For the last 2-3 months I have received a message on my landline indicating my internet connection will be cutoff due to illegal activities. Pressing '1' connects me with an individual identifying them as being an employee of BT Open Reach working with Virgin Media and proceeds to explain why my internet connection is going to be terminated. BT Open Reach and Virgin Media having nothing to do with each other is the first indication of scam.  The individual does not want to let you get a word in and does not speak English clearly and distinctly. On the last two calls, caller ID identifies the numbers, yes two different numbers, 06966976081 and 04235598140.  If called back both result in a recording indication the number has not been recognised after pressing the second number.

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Re: Scam

A well known scam reported here and elsewhere many times.

The caller ID numbers are spoofed.

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Re: Scam

Hi JohnAlkire,

 

Thank you for your post. I'm sorry to hear about this.

 

I can assure you this is a scam call and not one from ourselves. 

 

^Martin

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Re: Scam

Pretty sure it was Martin.  I posted to make light of a variation of the scam.

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Re: Scam

I can assure you we don't scam customers JohnAlkire. 

 

Our apologies if you feel that we do. 

 

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I never said or implied that you did Martin.  I posted what I considered a variation of the scam so others would know.  If you would rather I not make others aware please let me know.

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Re: Scam

My apologies for the confusion JohnAlkire. 

 

It seems I misunderstood your comment.

 

If you do wish to help make others aware of potential scam then please post away. 

 

^Martin 

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Re: Scam

Had a caller this week, claiming to be Virgin with a deal, opening line was" please confirm your details", but as they had called me on my none Virgin phone line I hung up.

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